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Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Shaw scores part in Beatles live Abbey Road Sessions European tour

Jacob will begin performing in the 29 piece orchestra

A young multi-instrumentalist is to bring the sounds of The Beatles back to life.

Talented Jacob Shaw, from Marsden, was hand-picked from entrants to star in a grand 29-piece orchestra, which will create a live restaging of the Fab Four’s sessions at Abbey Road studios.

Jacob, 27, will play saxophone, flute and clarinet during the large UK and European stadium tour of The Sessions Live, which will include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam.

The show is being overseen by legendary recording engineer Geoff Emerick, who was the Beatles’ studio engineer for Abbey Road, Revolver and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.

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Each song will be played exactly as it was recorded to give the audience the feeling of being in the studio with the band.

“It’s exciting”, said Jacob, who now lives in London.

“I’ve always listened to the Beatles.

“They are one of the best British bands that’s ever existed so it should be really fun to play their music in huge venues.

Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Shaw from Marsden

“I was told to apply for the role by a fixer so auditioned and got the part.”

It is the latest career highlight for Jacob, whose CV already boasts roles in top musicals, TV shows and high end concerts.

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“The sessions will be the closest thing possible to the original recordings.

“I’ve not been told much about how it’s going to work but I know we’ve got a really good creative team working with us.

“The orchestra will meet during March to go through the set list.

“Then we’ll have about one week of rehearsals at the end of the month and we begin touring on March 30 (at the Liverpool Echo arena) for two months on and off.

“Kim Gavin is the director, who directed Take That’s stadium tours and the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.”

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