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Occurs on Saturday March 19 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes


Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster British Columbia V3M 2R2

Event Notes


“The Joe Cocker Experience” was born after hearing our singer Larry Brennan, sing on stage one night a few years ago. His voice is not “faked or forced” – Larry was lucky to be born with a singing voice much like Joe Cocker’s – his mannerisms are very similar too - it’s fantastic! The next step was to build the band around Larry, and after a grinding vetting process, we were rewarded with an incredibly tight band. This band includes; 2 female singers; 2 keyboard players; 2 horn players; a percussionist; bass guitar, lead guitar; drums; and of course Larry.

We have re-created the band that Joe used on his last tour, but more specifically, the band he used in Cologne, Germany on April 22, 2013.

The music is all Cocker, and sung like only Joe could. Songs like “With A Little Help From My Friends”, Leave Your Hat On”, “The Letter”, to name just a few, and including new songs off his latest Album “Fire It Up” – which shares the name of his last tour.

With a sense of urgency to make this production just perfect, “ The Joe Cocker Experience” is everything you would expect from a live performance from the great Joe Cocker and his smokin’ hot band.

The result is an “all star” band made up of these professional musicians:

-LARRY BRENNAN: lead vocals (40+ years pro) -DARYL MARKLINGER: lead guitar (25 years pro) -RON McKEE: bass guitar (33 years pro) -KRISTI KELL: lead and backing vocals (28 years pro) -CINDY GOEBEL: lead and backing vocals (28 years pro) -RICK McDONOUGH: piano/keyboards (40+ years pro) -EARLE GIBSON: Hammond organ/keyboards/trombone (40+ years pro) -CLAUDIO FANTINATO: sax/acoustic guitar/percussion/vocals (40+ years pro) -GERRY POOL: drums (40+ years pro)

Patrons with mobility challenges should contact the box office for seating advice. 604-521-5050

PLEASE NOTE: By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination and government issued ID must be presented in order to access indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events. All audience members must be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31st, 2022 and could be extended. The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).

The Covid 19 pandemic remains a public health risk. The theatre is following all requirements for safe gatherings as per government directives. To increase your safety we encourage you and all guests to consider your personal wellness and risk factors for yourself and loved ones when deciding to attend. Individuals are responsible for limiting their own exposure to other guests. As such, the theatre can’t be held legally responsible for risks related to viral transmission. Rest assured theatre staff are taking a proactive and professional role in the adherence to protocols in the facility and we encourage open communication with us if any safety concerns emerge throughout, or after, your attendance at the theatre. We are all in this together!

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