Kaskaskia College To Celebrate The Music Of Paul McCartney

The 1970’s produced some of the most memorable music of all time and, as he was in the 1960’s, Paul McCartney was at the forefront of this musical period. From the end of the Beatles, to Wings and his solo career, Paul McCartney defined a generation with his music and Kaskaskia College is celebrating McCartney and his career as it welcomes “The McCartney Years” to the KC Jane Knight Auditorium on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Praised by Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein – who brought the Beatles to North America – as “the best on the scene today…” The McCartney Years is led by the affable perfectionist Yuri Pool. The band’s commitment to 100% live and accurate reproductions of McCartney’s concert experience has set the standard for all who might follow in this significant body of work. Having undergone a complete retooling in the last year TMY is now period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive.

Whether he’s playing a real McCartney-style Hoffner bass or the same wardrobe from the “Wings over America” mid-70s tour, Yuri is true to Sir Paul in his vocal stylings and presentation. And the band doesn’t miss a beat delivering a texture that will transport you back to the first time you played these great songs on vinyl. TMY players include David Usselman (guitars and bass); Braden DeCooman (guitars); Darryl Lahteenmaa (keyboards and synth); Karen Bell (percussion and keyboards); Aaron Gueverra (drums) and of course Yuri on bass, vocals, piano and guitar.

Experience three decades of ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Wings’ live – with the world’s premier McCartney concert experience. Rewind into the 60s and 70s to dance, sing and relive your passion for McCartney with a band that has opened for Mariah Carey, performed in sold-out shows and been featured on CNN.

Reserved seat tickets for “The McCartney Years” are $27 for adults with a discounted ticket of $15 available for youth, age 18 and under. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Season of Entertainment Ticket Office in the KC Bookstore across from the auditorium, by calling 618-545-3223, or by visiting the SOE website at www.kaskaskia.edu/soe.