About the Nowhere Men...

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The Nowhere Men formed in Ashland, Oregon in 2001 to accompany Dave Marston’s one man theatrical presentation, “The Essence of Lennon.” It was so much fun and so well received, that they have continued on as “Southern Oregon’s Beatle Band.” While not a “wigs & noses” act, the Nowhere Men play faithful renditions of the Beatles’ music from every stage of their recording career. They’ve played concerts, clubs, parties and community events throughout Oregon and northern California. The band is popular with listeners and dancers, young and older alike.


The Nowhere Men are in the process of re-grouping, watch this site for updates.

The Nowhere Men sing Beatles songs

About the Nowhere Men “Unplugged”

In 2008 the Nowhere Men introduced their “Unplugged” show. Featuring acoustic guitars, upright bass and hand percussion, this arrangement is ideal for presenting such “art” tunes as “Because” and “Across the Universe” as well as folk influenced material like “Rocky Raccoon,” “Norwegian Wood” and “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” The Nowhere Men ”Unplugged” brings excellent vocals up front and offers a fine opportunity for the audience to sing along. The Nowhere Men are...

Dave Marston, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Dave Marston—Guitars, Piano, Keyboard, Harmonica and Vocals

Dave, AKA “Beatle Dave,” sings John Lennon’s parts and plays guitar, keyboard and harmonica. He is a career musician and teacher who, after 11 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, became director of several regional choirs including the Siskiyou Singers and Rogue Valley Peace Choir. Dave’s theatrical presentation, “The Essence of Lennon,” has been performed many times to enthusiastic audiences in Oregon and California. Like the other Nowhere Men, Dave makes his home in Ashland, Oregon.

Joe Cohoon, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Vocals

Joe Cohoon—Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass and Vocals

Joe plays bass with the Nowhere Men. He will also sing the occasional “Ringo” tune. Joe is an active jazz musician, playing and recording with Grooveyard, the Ed Dunsavage Trio and Leslie Kendall’s Flat 5 Quartet. He has accompanied, among others, artists such as Charles Neville, Mimi Fox, Olu Dara and Ruthie Foster.

David Gabriel, Drums, Percussion, Vocals

David Gabriel—Drums, Percussion and Vocals

David plays drums and sings the “Paul” parts. He has appeared as a vocalist in many different settings including opera, jazz and musical theatre, including a memorable run as Tony Bennett in the Camelot Theater’s “Spotlight” series. He has also performed and recorded his own compositions.

Brent Norton, Guitars, Vocals

Brent Norton—Guitars and Vocals

Brent plays lead guitar and sings the “George” parts. He started playing the guitar in 1967, eventually attending the Berklee School of Music to study improvisation, harmony and theory. Following Berklee he played for 10 years in the San Francisco bay area before relocating to Ashland. He has played in numerous country, reggae and blues groups and is currently working with the Karen Lovely Band in addition to the NWM.


Nowhere Men Songlist

According to “Beatle Dave” Marston, the Beatles recorded and released 209 songs during their career. The Nowhere Men have at one time or another have played close to one hundred of these songs. Tunes fall to the wayside from neglect while others might be revived on a whim or by request. We try to add new songs when we can. This is our current, active repertoire…

A Hard Day’s Night
Across The Universe
Act Naturally
All My Loving
And I Love Her
Any Time At All
Back In The USSR
Can’t Buy Me Love
Day Tripper
Drive My Car
Eight Days A Week
Eleanor Rigby
From Me To You
Here Comes The Sun
Here, There, And Everywhere
Hey Jude
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Should Have Known Better
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Will
If I Fell
I’ll Be Back
I’ll Cry Instead
I’ll Follow The Sun
I’m A Loser
In My Life
I’ve Just Seen A Face

Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Love Me Do
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Money (That’s What I Want)
No Reply
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Nowhere Man
Oh Darling
Paperback Writer
Please, Please Me
Rock And Roll Music
Rocky Raccoon
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
She Loves You
Tell Me Why
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
The Word
Things We Said Today
This Boy
Ticket To Ride
Twist And Shout
Two Of Us
We Can Work It Out
When I’m Sixty-Four
Why Don’t We Do It In the Road
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yellow Submarine
Yes It Is
You Can’t Do That
You’re Going To Lose That Girl
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away