The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook

The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook

Experience the music of Joe Cocker in Victoria

Talented nine-piece tribute band comes to the McPherson for March 14 show

Even if a person never got to legendary singer Joe Cocker perform live, there’s a chance coming up to see the next best thing in Victoria.

On Saturday, March 14, The Joe Cocker Experience brings the passion and performance of the man and his band to the McPherson Playhouse. This nine-piece Nanaimo-based band was assembled to match the group Cocker played with in Cologne, Germany during his 2013 Fire it Up tour – promoting the final studio album he made before he died in 2014.

Led up front by vocalist Danny Bee, who nails Cocker’s voice and mannerisms to a tee, many say, the band plays such Cocker hits as “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Leave Your Hat On,” “The Letter,” plus songs off his last album, 2013’s “Fire It Up Live.”

Accompanying Bee in the band are a group of professionals who combine to bring back fond memories of the gravelly-voiced, Grammy-winning singer and his music. They include Daryl Marklinger on lead guitar, Ron McKee on bass, Kristi Kell and Cindy Goebel on lead and backing vocals, Rick McDonough on piano/keyboards, Earle Gibson on Hammond organ, keyboards and trombone, Steve Jones on sax, percussion, acoustic guitar and vocals, and Gerry Pool on drums.

Click here for tickets and other information, or drop by the Royal or McPherson theatre box offices.



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