The Main Squeeze has shared an all-star rendition of “With A Little Help From My Friends” shot in quarantine by some of our favorite artists.
The new video finds the jam-soul group covering Joe Cocker‘s famous version of The Beatles classic with a little help from some friends of their own. Featured vocalists include Jennifer Hartswick, Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, Debo Ray, Antwaun Stanley, Jerome Collins, Adryon de León, Chloe Angelides, Annabelle Maginnis, Shira Elias, Nathan Thoen, Ilio Rey, Bryce Fox, Jeremiah Hunt, Zel, Stephen Swartz, and Clear Mortifee.
The video opens with the familiar powerful instrumentation of the song that Joe Cocker made his own at Woodstock. After kicking with Ben “Smiley” Silverstein on keys, the rest of the band soon joins in on the virtual meeting. Following the opening instrumental—which reaches soaring heights thanks to Max Newman‘s guitar work—reaches soaring heights, the musicians pull back so Corey Frye can take the iconic lyrics. Soon enough, a backup choir featuring Ray, Maginnis, Angelides, and de León comes in to provide support. As the song progresses, more and more familiar faces and voices come to join in on the eternal ode to friendship that is needed now more than ever. During the song’s final push, the meeting expands even more to include fans from all over the world in the United States, Canada, Poland, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Indonesia, and Italy.
As the band Live For Live Music about the collaboration, “We’re extremely humbled and blessed to have so many amazing artist and fans from our extended musical family join us in spreading some love during these trying times. Be safe, take care and don’t forget to check in on your Family and Friends.”
Watch The Main Squeeze perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” featuring a host of guest musicians.
The Main Squeeze – “With A Little Help From My Friends” (The Beatles)
The Main Squeeze, along with the rest of the music industry, have been forced to deal with the escalating fallout of COVID-19. Even though the band cannot play shows, it has stayed busy by producing content such as the above video and hosting a live stream this past Saturday (4/18) for free on the band’s YouTube page. Additionally, The Main Squeeze has started giving online music lessons. Fans can sign up for specialized lessons from any of the band’s members here.