Moonalice Put A Fresh Spin on The Beatles’ “Please Please Me”

February 2, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Legendary Bay Area collective Moonalice continues their prolific streak sharing an acoustic reimagining of the timeless Beatles love song “Please Please Me.” Lively guitars replace harmonica in this glowing rendition fronted by the T-Sisters and their heavenly harmonies. Listen to “Please Please Me” on all digital retailers (here).

“The Beatles have had a profound impact on our band,” said Moonalice guitar player Roger McNamee. “We honor them – and Valentine’s Day – with this acoustic rendition of their second single, recorded live in the studio with no overdubs.”

Moonalice member Lester Chambers fondly counts The Beatles as fans with memories of meeting The Fab Four during The Chambers Brothers first tour of the UK in 1969. “The Beatles were our welcoming committee,” he told Relix Magazine.

“Please Please Me” comes on the heels of a momentous 2023 for Moonalice, when the band released four projects. The band shows no signs of slowing down in 2024 with more new music and newly announced tour dates on the way, including a festival appearance at Bottlerock Napa in Napa, California on May 25th! See the full list of dates below, and for more information visit

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For Bay-area psychedelic soul collective Moonalice, making music is more than just a career; it’s in their blood. It’s family. The 10-piece group includes the father-son duo Lester and Dylan Chambers, the T-Sisters vocal trio of ErikaChloe, and Rachel Tietjen, and a band of musicians that have performed together for long enough to call each other brothers: Barry SlessPete SearsJohn MoloJason Crosby, and Roger McNamee.

Known for delivering a unique brand of psychedelic soul and rock-tinged Americana, the group of musical legends and nex-gen rock-n-roll lifers shared a prolific streak of releases in 2023. They explored their familial bonds with the companion EPs, Father & Son and Mother & Childdelivering a combo of heart-pounding originals (“Old & Proud,” “Can You Feel It”) along with classic covers (“Attics of My Life,” “Teach Your Children”). They shared Live at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, highlighting an electrifying performance at the beloved San Francisco festival, and their first acoustic album, Light Side of the Moonalice.

If the past year proved anything, it is that Moonalice’s creative energy continues to build. Stay tuned for another exciting year of love, peace, and happiness with Moonalice.


Date                City/State/Province                 Venue

4/18                 Felton, CA                               Felton Music Hall

4/19                 Nicasio, CA                             Rancho Nicasio

4/20                 Sebastopol, CA                       HopMonk Tavern

5/25                 Napa, CA                                Bottle Rock Napa Valley Festival

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More About Moonalice:

With an unparalleled list of collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, the family tree of Moonalice has touched every corner of rock and roll history. Vocalist Lester Chambers co-founded the pioneering ‘60s psychedelic soul group The Chambers Brothers. Bassist Pete Sears was a founding member of Jefferson Starship and played with everyone from Rod Stewart to Jimi Hendrix. Moonalice band members have toured with Bruce Hornsby & the Range, John Fogerty, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Wolf Brothers, Hot Tuna, Jackson Browne, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jenny Lewis, and many others. Guitarist Roger McNamee was an advisor to the Grateful Dead and U2, and fights against entrenched power in the tech industry. Moonalice’s incredible chemistry shines through in their live performances and six releases over the past two years. Moonalice also features esteemed members Barry Sless (lead guitar and pedal steel), Jason Crosby (keyboards), Mookie Siegel (keyboards), Grammy winner John Molo (drums), along with the next generation of legends including Lester’s son Dylan Chambers, and Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of acclaimed Americana band the T Sisters. Moonalice has a renegade spirit and an ethos of love, peace, and happiness that permeates everything they do.