BETTY WHITE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONOR ON 91ST BIRTHDAY

BETTY WHITE TO RECEIVE
SPECIAL HONOR ON 91ST BIRTHDAY

 
THE WANNABEATLES THROW THE ACTRESS-COMEDIAN A NASHVILLE PARTY – JANUARY 17, 2013 – WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 13, 2013) – Nashville’s own The WannaBeatles honor
the beloved comedian-actress with “Betty White’s 91st Birthday Bash
& Contest” at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley (818 Third Ave. South,
37210) on Thursday, January 17th beginning at 7:00 pm. The plucky
quartet will perform its recent release “Oh Betty! (The Betty White
Song)” as well as a set list of Beatles’ classics for which they’re
known. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or available online here with
proceeds benefiting the American Humane Association, an organization
that includes White among its celebrity supporters. The first twenty
guests through the door will receive a free Betty White fan as seen in
the latest video from The WannaBeatles. The event includes special appearances from The Betty White Dancers and Betty look-alike, Evelyn Ford.

Fans of Betty White can send in special video birthday greetings to the star via The WannaBeatles Facebook page and
be entered to win a personalized autographed photo of Betty White plus
dinner at The WannaBeatles’ show at Puckett’s Grocery in Franklin on
Friday, January 18. There is a $12.00 cover charge for the 8:30 pm show.
Dinner Reservations can be made here or by calling (615) 794-5527.

The Nashville band’s new song and video, “Oh Betty! (The Betty
White Song),” honors the ever-popular, 90-year-old actress (who beat
them out for a GRAMMY in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category in 2012;
The WannaBeatles’ Fab Fan Memories — The Beatles Bond was
also nominated in the category).  The video, which features The
WannaBeatles as a ’60s-styled singing quartet and Evelyn Ford as a Betty
White imposter, is available for viewing on YouTube. The song is available on iTunes.

The WannaBeatles worked hard to craft a tune that exudes the true
spirit of what Betty White is all about.  The toe-tapping, hook-driven
number is reminiscent of clever, sing-along hits from the 1950s and
’60s.  The star said she was “very flattered” after listening to the
song.

The video was taped at the historic Palace Theater in Gallatin,
Tenn.  The “Oh Betty!” team included The WannaBeatles, director Vince
Pinkerton, videographer Tom Terry, stage manager Larry Gregory,
choreographer Brooke Bryant, and production assistant Lucy Hart. Evelyn
Ford portrayed “Betty”, while Brooke Bryant and Susannah Smith White
served as silver-haired Betty White dancers. Costumes and props were
provided by Halloween Inc., Kim & Kit Vintage, and Get it Guru.
Chuck Whiting served as project publicist, and meals were catered by The
Pizza Machine.

“The Beatles are well known for putting their anecdotes into
songs,” said WannaBeatles keyboardist Nathan Burbank.  “We are following
the sample of our mentors by telling our tale in the best way we know
how.  The Betty White video could be the beginning of a reality-based
WannaBeatles TV show.”  

ABOUT THE WANNABEATLES:
The WannaBeatles is a high energy group of four professional
musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo –
the Beatles. These are the songs we all grew up listening to. Kids
today have rediscovered the music of the Beatles which proves that great
music will stand the test of time. The WannaBeatles consists of Grammy
award winning and talented music producers, arrangers, studio players,
and singers who have “Come Together” to play the music they grew up
with. Ever since their first all Beatles gig together, it was love at
the first note! Since then, the WannaBeatles have developed a following
of regulars who look forward to the band’s own special version of the
British Invasion.

The WannaBeatles (Bryan Cumming, Nathan Burbank, Dennis Scott and David Toledo) received their first Grammy nomination in December 2011 as the producers of “Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond“,
a CD featuring songs, stories, recollections and fond thoughts about
The Beatles from celebrities and everyday fans.  The project was
nominated in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category.  The other nominees
included Tina Fey, Betty White, and Val Kilmer. The audio book features
narration by George Harrison’s older sister, Louise Harrison, with performances by The Liverpool Legends of Branson, Mo., and The WannaBeatles in Music City.

To learn more about The WannaBeatles or “Oh Betty! (The Betty White Song)”, visit http://www.TheWannaBeatles.com or send an email inquiry to dsmusic1@me.com.

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