Highlights over 21 Years
The story started in 1995, when a show was put together to perform a special production of "All You Need Is Love" at the Ecos Amphitheatre, Frome, Somerset. Such was the success of the show that from it emerged an eight piece band with five backing musicians and three vocalists up front which became known as "Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band".
This line-up enjoyed success with gigs in the local pub and club scene performing songs from the Sgt Pepper album and from the psychedelic era of the 1960’s. Audiences were fascinated by this rather unusual Beatles tribute line-up with three vocalists – but the music was good and so was the humour! After a couple of years the eight piece became five including Sgt Pepper on keyboards. With all five having a more full-on role, the band soon became very much in demand with a stunning set of Beatles songs that ran from their early hits through to the more complex psychedelic songs from later in the 1960’s including many tracks from the albums.
Since those early days in the 90’s the band went fromfrom strength to strength becoming established as one of the top tribute acts in Europe. Described as "probably the most entertaining Beatles band in the UK", Sgt Peppers combined fab-tastic live music with self deprecating humour and wicked one-liners that flowed from their two front men, yes, John and Paul! Many of the later more complex songs played had never been performed live by the originals.
Band highlights included:
Martin Dimery (John Legend of the band) has had his book "Being John Lennon (Day in the Life of Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band)" published by top London rock publishers SAF/Firefly. The book, a hilarious romp of the ups and downs of his life as a doppelganger John Lennon, follows the adventures of the band on the road. As far as we know, the book is a first as a biography of a UK tribute band. It can be obtained from all good book shops, including Amazon as well as other good web sites. Also from www.safpublishing.com
Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band is now available as an Amazon Kindle e- book. For further details please follow the link:
Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band also feature in the following books:
Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band LIVE album "without the beatles" is still available for purchase. Check out the "Album" page on this web site.