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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck To Participate In Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp In April

For only four days this spring Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is presenting a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience dedicated to two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame living legends. Join the 2013 Grammy Award-winning, renowned singer/songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson and eight-time Grammy Award-winning, revered guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck in Las Vegas this April 18-21 for an exclusive music camp. Hosted at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and the camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip, this is your chance to attend a music camp that will take you up close and behind the scenes teaching you the songwriting skills to perfect your compositions and learn the inside musical performance techniques of Wilson and Beck.Registration is open now. Please call 1-888-762-2263 or visit online for further details, up-to-date camp information and to make your reservation – spaces are limited!

Named “one of the greatest living songwriters of the 20th century,” Brian Wilson will be bringing his personal longtime team of professional musicians including musical director and guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, band members Darian Sahanaja on keyboards, Probyn Gregory on bass, and Scott Bennett on drums to teach you everything about one of the great American songbooks. Additional session players and touring band members will be joining the camp alongside special guestsand rock star counselors.

Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music,” Jeff Beck has been a pioneer of sound spanning across nearly every genre of music. As a member of the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group, and as a solo artist, Beck has recorded and performed alongside a musical A-list for over five decades creating a masterful and timeless canon of work.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is an event unlike any other. All experience levels are welcome regardless of musical ability, fans and musicians alike wanting to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience will be able to learn, sing and perform alongside all of Wilson’s and Beck’s songs.

Campers that attend will play in a band led by one of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s Rock Star counselor like: Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson Band), Teddy Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses), and MANY more! Attendees will join in master classes with world-class professional musicians, write and record an original song, and take part in live rehearsals. Even if you aren’t interested in picking up an instrument, camp counselors will be conducting in-depth vocal lessons and mentoring sessions to help shape your vocal chords into something you only hear on the radio. At the culmination, campers will perform a live concert at theRouge Lounge inside the MGM Grand in front of family and friends, with everyone to enjoy their very own intimate, private concert by Brian Wilson and the band, making this four-day experience priceless!

Attendees will be given the option to bring their own instruments, or use the camp musical equipment provided by Roland, Boss, DW Drums, JamHub, Newtek, Four Star Wire and Cable, Fender, Gibson, My Star Sound, Zildjian, Cakewalk, and Electro-Voice. All backline is provided including amps, drum kits, PA, and keyboards. This is the ultimate fan experience.

Past rock star camp counselors have included Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Steve Vai, Todd Rundgren, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), among others.

Upcoming Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camps include March 5-9: Sammy Hagar, Steve Vai, Eddie Trunk and many more; and April 4-7: the Def Leppard Fantasy Camp. Please call 1-888-762-2263 or visit online for further details, up-to-date camp information and to make your reservation.

The recent recipient of a 2013 Grammy Award for his “long-lost” but not forgotten masterpiece The SMiLE Sessions, Brian Wilson is a world-renown singer and performer named “one of the greatest living songwriters of the 20th century.” This past summer, the hottest concert ticket the world over was the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour with sold out shows across the globe. Recently,River Road Entertainment and John Wells Productions announced they are in development on the Wilson biopic titled Love & Mercy. Academy Award nominated producer Bill Pohlad is set to direct with Paul Dano (LooperRuby SparksThere Will Be Blood) to star as Wilson in his early years.