So you wanna be a rock ‘n’ roll star?
Well, now you can. As long as you’re prepared to pay over £9,000 for a six-day course, you can eat, drink, jam and hang out with veterans of the UK’s 1960s rock scene, including Cream’s Jack Bruce – The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Beach Boy Brian Wilson were among the stars who attended a similar event in the US.
Participants will be whipped into shape at intensive daily ten-hour jam sessions, before a tourbus takes them from their Mayfair hotel to London’s Abbey Road studios for a recording session with the stars. The show then goes on the road with a gig performing Beatles hits at Liverpool’s Cavern Club in Liverpool.
As well as Bruce, camp counsellors include Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray, Queen keyboardsman Spike Edney and Free drummer Simon Kirke. Don’t expect a week of r ‘n’ r misbehavin’ though. "They are not here to throw TVs out of the hotel window. They have to reach a professional musical standard," says the brains behind the concept, David Fishof. "They are going to be filmed and recorded at the gig. Roger Daltrey told one camp at rehearsals that they had to take the music up another level if they wanted him to sing."
If being told off by Roger Daltrey is your idea of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, start saving now!
London, May 24-28 2007
Liverpool, May 29 2007
Cost: £9,095 (not including hotel costs)