With BADFINGER

Joey Molland performing “Day After Day” acoustically with Paul, before the world premiere of “JOEY MOLLAND: Badfinger, Beatles & Beyond – An Acoustic Autobiography” (Oct 5, 2012)

Click The Pic to hear the song recorded at the Syracuse.com studios, from October 5, 2012

I have been friends with Badfinger’s last surviving member, Joey Molland since The Fab Five first opened & backed him at the amazing concert event called “Liverpool UK to Liverpool USA” on Feb. 9, 2004.  It was the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, and WSEN 92.1FM threw one heck of a party – just over 1,000 people braved an ICE STORM, and jammed into the Liverpool (NY) Holiday Inn Convention Center!  People who attended talk about it to this very day!

I’ve been blessed to have performed with Joey locally at Turning Stone Casino and Dinosaur BBQ…but also internationally at the ‘Festival of Friends’ in Ontario, Canada, and the legendary ‘Cavern Club’ in his (and The Beatles’) hometown of Liverpool, England.  But the biggest blessing of all was accompanying him on a 3 week tour of Australia!

I was 17 when I first imagined visiting the land Down Under.  But, I NEVER imagined that my dream would come true…and to get paid for it, too?!   I also am now the webmaster/designer for Joey’s official website that honors the classic “Original Badfinger” lineup of Pete Ham, Tommy Evans, Mike Gibbins and Joey – www.BadfingerSite.com

My passion for Badfinger’s music led me on this amazing journey, and I can never express enough gratitude to Joey for including me in his travels these last 8 years.

Performing with BADFINGER in Sydney, Australia – Nov 2009:

“Baby Blue” (on guitar/vocals – 3:24):

“Come & Get It” (on piano/vocals – 3:14):

The Fab Five finale – Dinosaur BBQ, Oct 2009:

“No Matter What” – The Fab Five backing Joey Molland in a packed room at their final performance. (2:05)

“Beware of Darkness” w/Joey Molland & a live string ensemble!  Joey recorded an acoustic rhythm guitar part for George Harrison during the All Things Must Pass sessions in 1971.  This is the first time Joey had ever performed with a live string section.  (2:19)