Danny Bee provides the vocals for the Joe Cocker Experience, live at the Sid Williams Theatre, May 11. Photo supplied

Danny Bee provides the vocals for the Joe Cocker Experience, live at the Sid Williams Theatre, May 11. Photo supplied

Joe Cocker Experience coming to the Sid

"The Joe Cocker Experience" was an idea that came together with a passion after hearing Dan sing on stage one night a few years ago.

“The Joe Cocker Experience” was an idea that came together with a passion after hearing Dan sing on stage one night a few years ago.

His voice and mannerisms are so much like Joe Cocker’s, it’ll make your head spin! At that point it was a matter of building the band around him and after a serious vetting process, there are 9 of us on stage.

We have re-created the band that Joe used on his last tour and more specifically the band he used in Cologne, Germany on April 22, 2013. The music is all Cocker and sung only like Joe could. Songs like With a Little Help From My Friends, Leave Your Hat On, The Letter, to name a few and including songs off his final studio album Fire It Up – which shares the name of his last tour.

With a sense of urgency to work out the small details, the “Joe Cocker Experience” is everything you would expect from a live performance from the great Joe Cocker. In addition to bass, drums, and guitar, the band has a horn section, two keyboard players, and two female vocalists who are lead singers in their own right – the production is awesome.

As for our singer Dan, no matter where we play, after each of our performances, we get asked the same question, “where’d ya find this guy, he sounds just like ’em?”

The result is an “all-star” band who’ve shared the stage with the likes of the Shagadelics, Wunderbread, Paul Laine and Darkhorse, Jerry Doucette, Brian McLeod just to name a few. The band is made up of Danny Bee on lead vocals, Daryl Marklinger on lead guitar, Ron McKee on bass guitar, Chantal Richard on backing and lead vocals, Kristi Kell on backing and lead vocals, Rick McDonough on piano/keyboards, Earle Gibson on Hammond organ, keyboards, and trombone, Steve Jones on sax, percussion, acoustic guitar, and vocals, Gerry Pool on drums.

The Joe Cocker Experience will be at Sid Williams Theatre May 11.

For tickets, visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/

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