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The John Lennon Experience (Mike Powell)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Beatles fans beware! This is not a show in celebration of, or even about, John Lennon. Rather, it’s an hour of self-indulgent nonsense from a man who believes he is repeatedly visited by Lennon to ensure his legacy continues. For Mike Powell, it’s a miracle he went from being musically inept to being inspired to write over 300 songs and, if the songs he performs to a backing-track were half as good as a bad Beatles record, his story might be somewhat impressive. However, Powell is a distinctly average, deluded musician who lacks charisma and is genuinely surprised that the likes of Yoko Ono have never responded to him, despite his story being corroborated by Uri Geller on ‘GMTV’.

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 12 Aug, 6.00pm (7.00pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp n/a.
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