16 April 2018
Brian Wilson was a co-founder of the legendary Beach Boys, who produced some of the most successful American pop music characterised by rich, close harmony vocals which came to be known as the 'surf sound'.
Despite the hits, he is perhaps better respected for later work, and in particular the 1966 album 'Pet Sounds', which regularly appears in polls as one of the greatest records of all time. Its mixture of melodic beauty and pioneering experimentation was taken even further on his next planned release, the near legendary 'Smile'. Scrapped in the late sixties, this album was finally released in 2004.
The subsequent critical and popular acclaim it received was a true vindication of his original vision, and Brian's live performances of both 'Smile' and 'Pet Sounds' have been greeted with an equally rapturous reception.
BOB DYLAN on Brian Wilson:
"Jesus, that ear. He should donate it to the Smithsonian. The records I used to listen to and still love, you can't make a record that sounds that way. Brian Wilson, he made all his records with four tracks, but you couldn't make his records if you had a hundred tracks today..."
PAUL MCCARTNEY on Brian Wilson:
"I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard 'Pet Sounds.' I love the orchestra, the arrangements – it may be going overboard to say it's the classic of the century – but to me, it certainly is a total, classic record that is unbeatable in many ways. I've often played Pet Sounds and cried."
NEIL YOUNG on Brian Wilson:
"He's like Mozart or Chopin or Beethoven or something. This music will live forever. It's going to be these melodies and these words, and it's just fantastic. I can't describe it. There's very few writers I feel the emotional and spiritual contact with that I feel with Brian."
You can witness this Godlike genius performing live at Digbeth Arena on Friday 24th August. Ticket prices range from £49.50 to £165.00, available HERE
Why not take your experience of this legendary musician to the next level with a Skyline Series VIP Experience - with priority access with VIP Laminate passes, a VIP compound and excellent service throughout the evening.
You will be greeted by the VIP concierge team with a complimentary glass of prosecco or freshly squeezed citrus juice when you arrive.
There will be VIP Gift Bags containing Skyline Series merchandise along with a selection of locally sought out goodies!
If you're feeling peckish between bands but don't fancy venturing out into the main arena's Food Village then there will be selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan canapés and snacks supplied by a top local chef prepared fresh on the day.
VIP Space: Relax during the evening in a covered and carpeted space with comfortable seating and a team of people on hand to assist with anything you might need
VIP Viewing Platform: Get 'sky level' with the stage for the best view in the house from a purpose built viewing platform for VIP guests only with a bar so you don't have to miss a second of the action.
VIP Cocktail Bar: Choose from a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails curated by only the city's finest mixologists. An excellent selection of beers, wines and regular spirits will also be served from this bar.
Private Bathroom: Private facilities will be within the VIP compound with disabled access.