The Sheffield Beatles Project

George Martin.

September 26, 2019

This is the second half of Nick’s conversation with Sheffield Beatles Project Musical Director, Ben Eckersley, in which they talk about the man, the legend, the fifth Beatle, George Martin.

They delve into Martin’s more adventurous and most famous Beatles’ arrangements, discover how he convinced McCartney to add those strings in Yesterday, find out which film score influenced the string writing of Eleanor Rigby, speculate upon what Ben Britten may have had to with I Am The Walrus, and learn who asked him to create something that sounds like an orange.

Ben is a freelance Cello teacher, arranger, promoter and quizmaster. He is also one half of Sheffield folk-pop duo, Captives on the Carousel, and plays regularly as part of Laura James's live band. You can find him at

Nick is a freelance composer and producer working out of his studio in Brixton, London. Find out more about his endeavours over at, and check out his brand new solo material, Minimal Animal, over at

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