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The Music of The Moody Blues
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Gordy Marshall, drums, percussion, flute, vocals
Mick Wilson, lead vocals, guitar
Nick Kendall, lead guitar, lead vocals
Patrick Duffin, bass guitar, lead vocals
Some of the very best singers and instrumentalists in the U.K. come together to create the ultimate tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation, capturing hits such as Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Go Now, and Isn’t Life Strange.
About Michael Krajewski
Known for his entertaining programs and engaging personality, Michael Krajewski is a much sought-after Pops conductor in the U.S.A., Canada, and abroad.
His twenty-year relationship with the Houston Symphony included seventeen years as Principal Pops Conductor. He also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony for eleven years, Principal Pops Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony for eight years, Music Director of The Philly Pops for six years, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony for twenty-five years.
Michael’s busy schedule as a guest conductor includes concerts with major and regional orchestras across the United States. In Canada, he has appeared with the orchestras of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Overseas he has performed in Ireland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Malaysia, and China.
Michael has conducted concerts featuring notable musicians and entertainers from many diverse styles of music. He has worked with classical luminaries such as vocalist Marilyn Horne flutist James Galway, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, and guitarists Pepe and Angel Romero.
In the field of popular music, he has performed with Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Jason Alexander, Patti Austin, Sandi Patty, Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, Doc Severinsen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Chieftains, Chicago, Pin Martini, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Born in Detroit, Michael studied music education at Wayne State University and conducting at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was an Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and subsequently served as the DSO’s Assistant Conductor for four years. Michael now lives in Florida with his wife, Darcy. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and solving crossword puzzles.
About Gordy Marshall
Drums, Percussion, Flute, Vocals
Gordy Marshall and Mick Wilson reconnected when The Moody Blues and 10cc were performing a double-headline show at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg in June, 2012 – it was 30 years since they had last worked together.
Ultimately, what came from that meeting was…this band. After Gordy left The Moodies in 2015, he and Mick revisited the band that they’d put together at the Johannesburg meeting. It was called The Rewind Project, and eventually it morphed into: GO NOW! The Music of THE MOODY BLUES.
Although GO NOW! Is technically a tribute band, it is also much more than that. With no attempt to ‘lookalike,’ this is essentially the very finest artists in their field gathering together to celebrate some of the 20th century’s best-loved com0posers and writers. The result is a honed live performance of music from what is widely considered to be ‘The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation.’ THE MOODY BLUES – played with passion and outstanding technical proficiency.
During 25 years of touring with The Moody Blues, Gordy managed to slot in six years’ worth of tours with Justin Hayward on the arena tours of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds. The flittering list of artists Gordy has worked with as a session musician include Sir Cliff Richard, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Joss Stone, Gary Barlow, Leo Sayer, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs), Mike Batt Katie Melua, Chris Spedding, Herbie Flowers, Level 42’s Mike Lindup, Christ Thompson, Russell Watson, Jason Donovan, Daniel Bedingfield, and David Essex.
In addition to his pop and rock work, he has been involved in many West End musicals, including Fame, Great, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, Rent, Whistle Down the Wind, and Thriller Live! In 2012, Gordy saw the publication of his first travel book, Postcards from a Rock & Roll Tour (published by Splendid Books). It’s available on Amazon, iTunes, Kindle, as an audio book, and directly from the GO NOW! Website. Sections of the audio book have been serialized on BBC Radio.
About Mick Wilson
Lead Vocals, Guitar
As a vocalist and percussionist, Mick has performed and recorded with artists such as Lionel Richie, Ricky Wilson, Gary Barlow, Cher, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, Chris Rea, Smokey Robins, Jessie J., Robin Gibb, Lulu, and the K.L.F. In 2014, Mick was honored to be a part of the band for Jeff Lynne’s ELO concert in London’s Hyde Park.
After joining Graham Gouldman for an acoustic set in London in 1998, Mick became a regular in the latest incarnation of 10cc, taking on Lead Vocal duties and playing percussion, guitar, and keyboards, touring extensively in Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S.
Mick left 10cc in 2017 to concentrate on the FRONTM3N project with Peter Howarth (Hollies) and Pete Lincoln (The Sweet), and are currently performing in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. They have released two albums, “All For One” and “Enjoy The Ride,” featuring hits from the bands and new original material.
He is also a regular member of the SAS Band, which play all over the world, with guest performers such as Brian May, Roger Daltrey, Roger Taylor, Kiki Dee, and Tony Hadley.
His debut solo album, “So The Story Goes” was co-produced and co-written with Graham Gouldman and his current release, “Chameleon” is a selection of cover versions that Mick has been playing in his solo shows over the past few years.
About Nick Kendall
Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Nick Kendall has, over the last decade, built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest session guitarists. He has performed with names such as 10cc, Alice Cooper, Brian May, Tony Hadley, Jimmy Somerville, and Gordon Giltrap to name a few.
He has held chairs in the West End on Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, and Kinky Boots, and been a deputy on many others including We Will Rock You, Dreamgirls, Motown, and Sunny Afternoon. He has worked on the TV show the X Factor, and in the recording studio with artists such as Peter Cox (Go West), Kerry Ellis, Rhydian and Grace Kennedy, as well as recording guitar for various television and radio jingles. Nick also fronts his own Blues-Rock band, The Kendall Connection.
About Patrick Duffin
Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals
Patrick studied at Goldsmiths College University of London and Trinity College London. As well as composing the themes for Come Dine With Me, Loose Women, and Money for Nothing on television, Patrick has also written production music albums for Universal, De Wolfe, and Westar.
He has performed with Natalie Imbruglia, Tony Hadley, and Jamie Scott. In the West End productions of Hairspray and Jersey Boys, he played guitar, drums, and mandolin.
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