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The Joe Cocker Experience

Sat Apr 16th, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by 106.9 The Wolf

“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)

Rows A-J $49.50
Rows K-W $44.50
Balcony $44.50



Sat Apr 16th, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada