At the sixth annual "Wish You Were Here" dinner on August 22, 2014 at Testa's Banquet Facility in Southington, Connecticut, an "all-star band" performed Pink Floyd's sixth album Meddle (1971) in its entirety to benefit the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund. The "all-star" band included drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino of Stanley Maxwell, Jeff Howard (the founding guitarist from the band The McLovins), Matt Splain (the guitarist from the band Dirty Sanchez), keyboard player Glen Nelson (of Spaghetti Cake and High Adventure), lead vocalist Lee-Ann Lovelace (of The Royal Din), and backup vocalist Elizabeth Dellinger (of Snooty Garland).

Over the past decade, singer/songwriter Lee-Ann Lovelace had been a member of multiple bands that had won awards in the Hartford Advocate "Grand Band Slam," including FBI - Funk Brokers, Inc. and Bad Rooster. Stanley Maxwell previously performed with FBI - Funk Brokers, Inc. at the Hartford Advocate "Grand Band Slam" at Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford in September 2008. Stanley Maxwell previously performed with Bad Rooster at the Hartford Advocate "Grand Band Slam" at 125 Riverside Drive Bar & Grill in East Hartford in August 2010.
Lee-Ann Lovelace had opened for artists including Ronnie Spector, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, and Orleans; and worked with and collaborated with the late producer/songwriter Paul Leka.

Elizabeth Dellinger (a.k.a. "Lady Elizabeth"), a genre-bending vocalist, composer, and author from the New Haven area, had recently formed the original ensemble Snooty Garland, a willful revolution of musicians on a mission to heal with the power of soul. Inspired by unleashing the muse and releasing live music into the captive world, Elizabeth has been known for her spontaneous guest appearances with local legends and sudden performances in random public places.

Elizabeth was also establishing a therapeutic music practice, which involves the support of a large network of compassionate musicians, healers, and artists.

The "Wish You Were Here" pasta dinners are benefits for the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made directly to the Main Street Foundation in care of the AJR Nocera Memorial Fund. Any support you can provide this cause will be greatly appreciated.

At the fifth annual dinner on March 23, 2013 at The Main Pub in Manchester, Connecticut, the "all-star band" performed Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, 40 years after the classic record's original release. The "all-star" band included drummer Andy Chatfield, bassist Mark Crino, saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia, guitarists Jeff "Axlovin" Howard and Matt Splain, keyboard player Glen Nelson, vocalist Johanna (a classically trained soprano from New York with an adept pop sensibility, and the featured vocalist on the title track of Stanley Maxwell's album Don't Wake The Baby!), vocalist Julie Corbalis (who also sang at the performances of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in 2010 and "Led Zeppelin IV" in 2012), vocalist Tiffany Feo (who also sang at the performance of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in 2010, and with the Lauren Pellegrino Band for a Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort), and vocalist Jennifer Hill (the front woman for indie piano rock band Jennifer Hill and Co., as well as the founder of Swan Day CT).

In addition to The Dark Side of the Moon, the group also performed songs by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and Concrete Blonde.

You can watch the entire set of "The Dark Side of the Moon" on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.



At the fourth annual dinner in 2012, the group performed the album "Led Zeppelin IV" in its entirety. At the third annual dinner in 2011, Stanley Maxwell performed Led Zeppelin's album "Houses of the Holy" in its entirety. Click here for more information about those Stanley Maxwell plays Led Zeppelin projects.

Wish You Were Here

At the second annual dinner on January 9, 2010 at Marinelli's Supper Club in Burlington, Connecticut, Stanley Maxwell performed Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album in its entirety with special guests including lead vocalist Johanna, guitarist Jeff "Axlovin" Howard, and backup vocalists Julie Corbalis, Tiffany Feo, and Lindsey Sanchez.

You can watch the entire "Wish You Were Here" set on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.

 


 

Pink Floyd Animals


At the first annual dinner on January 10, 2009 at Marinelli's Supper Club in Burlington, Connecticut, Stanley Maxwell performed Pink Floyd's album "Animals" in its entirety with special guests including lead vocalist Johanna and guitarist Jeff "Axlovin" Howard.

You can watch the entire "Animals" set on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.

 


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