John Lennon Wanna-bes Sought By Paradise Valley Community College

Do you both look and sound like the gentleman who's second from left? 
Do you both look and sound like the gentleman who's second from left? 

Here's another rather unique opportunity for local musicians: If you're a bloke who looks and sounds like the late John Lennon, the folks Paradise Valley Community College's music department want to speak with you. More to the point, they're hoping you'll audition for their upcoming recreation of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in March.

Here's the 411 on what they're looking for:

As part of the college's annual Fine Arts Scholarship Fundraiser, 30 professional musicians will perform the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety. On Saturday, December 19th, PVCC's music department will hold auditions for a vocalist to sing the "John" parts for their upcoming Beatles tribute performance.

The goal of the musical performance is to reproduce one of the greatest recordings of all time as authentically as possible, so accurate vocal tone and vocal style are paramount.

Auditions are for serious musicians only. Singers will be required to sing both lead and background vocals. The ability to read sheet music is preferred and singers will receive a small honorarium. Interested vocalists should be prepared to sing the following songs: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!, and A Day in the Life.

Given the fact that the Yucca Tap Room devoted an entire evening to paying tribute to the Beatles this past weekend, I'm willing to bet there's more than a few guitar-plucking troubadours around the PHX who will be trying out for this.

The auditions start at noon on Saturday, December 19, at PVCC's CPA-Music Hall. Anyone interested in trying out must schedule their appearance by 3 p.m. the day before. Call 602-787-6686 or e-mail

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