Watch Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor Memorial and Tribute Concert
And. Look. What it's become it's absolutely. Beautiful to see you all here tonight and we really appreciate, you standing out here in the cold, and. I'm hoping that you're all keeping each other warm and. We. Just we want everyone to know that tonight. Everybody. Feels, right. Now a little bit different and of, course, everybody. Is, shocked. And saddened. But. We also want you guys to know that tonight. Is about coming together and. Expressing. Love and happiness. And we, want to celebrate Mike, for. The incredible, man that he was. So. We really appreciate you all being here tonight to, do that with us and please don't. Hold back if you want to cheer and you want to laugh and you want to share memories with friends besides you or you want to hold hands or you, want to shout and scream please, do please, don't feel like you just need to stand in silence because. That's. Not what our band is about and you know that so. We're here tonight to celebrate. So. Without further ado, we are going to get started because we know that you've all been standing. Here and we. Want to get the music started for you guys so we're. Gonna do that so we're. Gonna start with if you yeah thank you, we. Want to thank we. Want to start with our thank yous of course it, took a lot of people to put this event together like, I said it started off with one quick phone call to our tour manager Morley. And it. Became this massive event, so we want to thank the sound of music family, the, City of Burlington. Mayor. Mary Ann need Ward Tim Park and long and McQuaid Burlington, ashen. White. Ward. Pyrotechnics. Eclipse. Imaging, for, these amazing scrims. Bowman. Titus for the poster, artwork. APEC, sounded light Emma's, back porch Mill. Street Brewery for. Providing drinks for the artist Becks. Mariano's. Market, Kelly's bake shop for free hot chocolate and coffee. To. Keep us warm Pat's party, rentals we. Want to thank all the media outlets who have brought awareness to this event by covering it and for helping us give the, world access, to it and. Of. Course all of you for being here tonight. So. We're gonna start off by bringing our friends south saying I'll be out to the stage. Come. On out guys don't, be shy, walk. Off the earth played one of their first shows with sane Elvia in 2005. In Pete's backyard, right. Here in Burlington a lot. Of things have changed since then and it's a pleasure to have you guys again. Joining us tonight, so. Take. It away. It's. An honor to be here. Oh. Can't, control. My. Goodness. Echo. Hearts. May go. Will. It. Ah. Just. Living, there. Whoa. It's. Put, your hands together. This, life. Will. Be things we can't, control. Like. The darkness. And, cold, it, where our hearts may go, who. Love can seen houses, in. The land, we hold so dear. Will. It's not our. World, who, just live in here. But, y'all. Sleep. Don't, wake me. You betrayed. Thank you. Thank. You so much. Sings. Ben, thanks. Guys thank you for have up here. You can use this one we can share we can share thank. You so. We just want to thank you for coming out we, know that we have we have a pretty big history, Ben, and I have been in this Burlington, music scene for, long. Time and, and. We, just wanted to thank you for coming out and playing with us today events, to watch thanks, Betty thanks. Buddy. Okay. So thank. You I, feel. Like I'm talking with the greatest Canadian accent right now.
So. Up. Next we, have the Dare knots, hi, guys. We. Toured with the Dare knots in the spring in the USA, and Europe, they. Followed, our tour bus in a minivan. All. Of them in one minivan. Including. Rev. We. Can't believe they pulled it off there truly some of the best peeps, we've ever been on the road with and. We. Just had such a blast traveling around with them so, I'm, gonna give you guys the stage now this, is the Dara knots ladies and gentlemen. All. Right guys thank you so much for being here this is a really beautiful thing and we, are dare nods from your hometown as well. So. I just like to say a couple words. It. Really takes a special, person to bring this amount of people out to such. A tragic. Event but seeing this is absolutely, beautiful and, we. Were extremely fortunate enough to tour with walk out the earth last spring toward. All of us all, of Europe with, Mike and that was a pretty. Wild experience. Watching. Mike perform every night especially doing his rendition of, Bohemian. Rhapsody which, I hope you guys have checked out it's absolutely beautiful I just, from his crowd control, and everything is that truly inspiring and really really special person, so. In tribute to our man Mike we're gonna be performing in my life by, the Beatles. And. Everybody give it up for our guests Melissa Marchesi. There. Are places all. Remember. The. Some have changed some, forever not. For. Better some. Have. Gone. And, some remain. All, these places. The. Lovers, and friends I, still, can recall, some ID. But. Of all these, friends and. Love, us, there. Is no one. And. When. I think, of. Something. New, although. I know never, lose, affection for. People. And, things. Everybody. Thank you again for coming everybody, has given up to our boy and yours Taytay. For people and face that. Went before, I. Know I'll often, stop and think about that. I love. I. Love. You. Thank. You guys so much. That. Was beautiful. What an amazing song. All. Right thank. You so much okay. Hi, Dan, dan. Is in our crew he's. Making everyone sound great today. USS. Is up next. We played a sold-out tour across, Europe, with USS, back in 2013. And, we. Have so many great memories with them as we were still very green to the touring life and. Jay. Where. Is he, Jay. Also starred in our Christmas movie which I, know, you've, all watched multiple, times this holiday, season. Thank. You hi Jay I. Like. Your shirt. Thanks. For being here today, where's a, shirt. Okay. Perfect. I'm going to give you guys the stage now so. Sarah. Blackwood walk off the earth everybody. Sorry. I was hugging Joel upstairs. Stop. And I can turn into a mannequin, take, a breath, now, begin. Again, open, your eyes please turn, your smile on. -. Now as, well you, stop freaking, out wishing, you're peeking, out okay, take it up and now so. We can out, turn your smile down to, your smile up right. Remember. The days. When. You. Left, out. Remember. The day. Is when, you. Did what she. Said you, count the days till. You. Get high again. Chill. Out. Be. Easy. On yourself. Get. Out. Not. In your jeans so. Remember. The day. Okay. We're. All gonna sing together all right, can. We sing together. Okay. Ready, this is happy sing. Everybody. One. More time. Yourself. Today. Thank. You. Here's. A microphone for ya. Thank. You so much you guys that. Gave you we, just wanted to say thanks and hi, thank. You for coming here tonight, that was beautiful. Thank. You. Okay.
We're. Gonna set up for the next band. Monster. Truck. So. Monster. Truck we were nominated in the same category as, monster, truck a couple years ago at the Junos and. They. Won. And. We had no hard feelings, at all. But. Taylor. Was a really big fan of monster, truck he would play their music on the bus and. We're. Kind of all about the Canadian music scene as you can tell we've. Never left Canada and. And. So. We, just really love the support that's within the musical, community in. Within. Canada, hi guys welcome. To the stage monster, truck ladies and gentlemen. Thank. You for being here tonight hi, Brandon, how are you. Good. Okay. And, take. It away guys. Everybody. Here. It. All, right. Remember. Mike is. Always smiling. In space my song there's a lovely here and. This. Seems real smile there's, a lot of bands but it's a real smile scene and we really care about each other so this is what it's all about thanks for coming. We're. Just gonna be a couple our song says what we use. I'm. Story, of a fan. Who. Mixes, whereas old. Don't. Need no kind of direction. From no one I got myself, a pretty old. Boy. Nobody. Gonna. Tell me. Yara. They're. Here. Around. Me, inhibit. Label. Me. You're, gonna tell, me. Every. Day. Oh. Every, day. Jamie. Everybody. Oh. Oh. We. Don't usually give it COO stick so bear with us. We're. Gonna play one more table and then we're out of here thanks, so much for, setting. Up the life of mine yeah this is awesome this is crazy right look. At how are. You doing with it. Oh. Everybody's sitting with me. Wow. Thank. You so much you guys that was incredible. Thank. You. Thanks. For being here you guys amazing. It's. Not cold up here monster truck everybody, thank you guys. They're. Really good. So. We're gonna have Scott helmet up next. Love. Scotty. We. Toured the u.s. in Europe with Scott we shot a video with Scott while I was in labor with my second, son, and. He was only like 19, at the time and, he, was like what the hell is going on right now. He. Was even more shocked when, I was like oh no we're gonna do the video it's fine, so. Taught. Him a thing or two about that. There's. A big history with us and Scott I remember, him and beard guy jamming, in the green rooms during. Our tours. We'd, have he'd, have the accordion, out there's a real connection that happens when you spend that much time with people on the road. Where's. Scotty there he is Scotty hi. You're. You're. A real part of our family, when we love that you're here today buddy. All. Right. Serenade. The people for us. Hey. You. Guys home. So. Um I had. Such a I'm I'm so blessed to have known Mike and this, is a song that. He. I guess really liked when I played it I think, the best thing about him was that he always took such a deep interest in the lives, of his friends, whether it be professionally. And. Personally, he, always cared and, so he, loved it when I played this song and I'm gonna have James, and the. Helped me out on this tune if that's cool give it up.
This. Song is called wheat kings. Please. Sing along if you know it. Sundown. We. Kings, have. All. The. Treasures, buried. All. You, have are, the, rusty. Breezes. Pushing. Around. Jesus. The. Simple, that, if he sees. The. Killer's, face. Someone. Cutest. Place. 20. Years for, nothing well, that not. Besides. No. One's, interested. In something. It's. Just. There's a dreamy dreams, where their high school. Is, dead and star, it's. A museum. Locked. Up in this after. Dark. Holland. Sinister. With. Pictures. Of. Prime. Minister. We. See. Late-breaking. Story. On. CBC. Nice. And, whispers. We always. Knew that he. Go free. Dad, you can't be fun living. In look bad. If, you are then there's no way that's your brother. Give, it up for these two guys right now I. Think. They not probably should have been on that microphone, what I'm just going to keep rolling with it um. So. Like. Sarah, said I had the pleasure of being able on tour with. The walk off the earth first, through the states and then on, my first European, tour with them so. Just give it up for them for doing that cuz that was pretty cool. Um. And. I've. Opened for a lot, of Acts and I gotta say that, opening. For walk off the earth was. Like, being. A part of a new family and, I. Just. I just. It sucks that I lost my friend and, when. We were in Paris Mike. Came with me we were sitting on the couch and everybody, was running around doing things and he, looked at me and he said hey man let's, go do a video and, that's. The kind of guy he was and. We did a video for. One of my songs which is called machine and. And. We. Went to the Eiffel Tower and we played this song and and. It. Was just such a nice thing and it was such a beautiful day and I, just, want to celebrate that by playing this song so this. Sounds called machine. Your. Heart. Is. More than, no machine. Pumping. Blood through, your, body. Doing. Things you never, see. Thank. You. Their. Words. To. Come. Like arrows. When, they fly, with. Mechanical. Precision. They. Can, cut you up inside. But. You're more, there. In boats. Like. This city's. More than steel, and, stone. Soon. Your heart is. Over. Push. You back down get, our gear. Circuits. Freeze and, androids. Never, cheat. And. You're more than a machine. You're. Like. Oh. Thank, you. Thank. You Scooby. Thank. You so much buddy. That. Was beautiful. Okay. We. Love you too thank you you guys. How's. Everyone doing you guys feeling a little bit warmer, you. Should. Just turn these heaters the other way and let them get. To you. We're. Not gonna keep you guys out here much longer. Unless. You want us to. When. You. Want us to bring them back out. When. We were putting this event together. I'm. Uh I'm, very close friends with with, Taylor's family we all are and and, I.
Explained, To them how. Big. Of, an. Icon, Mike. Was and, I. Said we want to do something and we. Wanted I don't know what it is we want to do something. To. To. Pay tribute to him and. One. Of my best friends Sam is his sister-in-law, and she said. When. I mentioned, oh we might want to put on a little concert, and she said. Okay. Well you have to perform. And. And. So. You know thinking. About performing. Without. Beard, guide. Is. Not, something, that we ever expected. To have to do. But. We're gonna bring our friends, up on the stage right now. Because. Whenever. We would play shows sometimes something. Will go wrong like, a guitar is not plugged in or the. Power goes out and we're stuck, hanging in front of thousands, of people and I, would. Always look back, at. The. Keyboard station. And. I would see beard. Guys blue, eyes staring at me going Sarah. You. Better get out there and talk to this audience because, this awkward silences, is, not good and. So. Into. Some situations, I would have a megaphone, in. Some. Situations, I would be, lucky enough to have a microphone that worked and sometimes, I just had to yell out to the crowd with, my own voice in the middle of the, field. And I. Know. That. Wherever he is now. He's. Looking down at all, of you and, all. Of the artists, and people that were here tonight and came here to, support this event and he's going. SB. You. Did it right. And. I. Think one of the biggest things to us was that we, put. Something together that, was. Big enough. To. Try to express, the, way that we are feeling in this moment and to get to share that with all of you is so. Special, and we. Love you guys so much. And. We want to thank his family. We. Want to thank all the artists, that came out here tonight to support this event and again, sound. Of music and the City of Burlington and everybody, that put in to. Make this event happen it's. Truly, unbelievable. How. Much of an impact he had on this community, and on, the people and to all the people watching at home thank you so much for. Streaming this event. He. Would be so proud and so happy that, you are all here tonight. We're. Gonna do two songs and then we're gonna have a moment of silence and then. We. Are going to play a tribute, video that we put together on this, amazing. Video, wall here and. All. We ask of you guys is, if. You, did bring a little candle please, have. It ready, please. Don't start a fire. If. Not if you have your phones that's great too but most importantly, please, we. Ask that you sing along with us tonight. Because. That's really. Why we're all here. We're. Here to be, together and, to sing and to, honor Mike. Beerguy Taylor for the incredible, and iconic man that. He was. So. Where, are my bandmates. Can. You please come up on the stage now Joel I see you get. Up here. Marshal. Where are you oh, you're. All over there get. Over here guys. Joel. Mercy. Johnny. Leave. All of. Tokyo. The gingerbread, man that lives in my basement. We've. Met a lot of people all. Of these people that you see on this stage with us tonight. You. Want to do a hit we should do a hands in, okay. Let's do a hands in Oh. God. On the count of three you guys it's, yes and no okay. Jamesy. All. Right guys tonight we're gonna give we're gonna bring it down we're gonna go into the third we're, gonna we're gonna hit and we're gonna check all right. When. I say let's get it on let's get it home. People. Are tall. Check. I thought we put it on behind. Ever. Since. All, I wanna do is find. Now, father. Falling, down without you. Calling. You. Got. What, you got me. It's. Bubbly well. Like. That. Like. That I wanna, see the world. Even. When I made mistakes. You. Are always with me. We got caught up in our way. Like, the time we had the bonfire. There. Was no one there. No. One else around to. Some. Common, air. Call. Another find you. You, gotta hold, on to what she, got man. Besides. You. But, rebirth would not be wanna, see the world. Like. That it, ain't always been on the other side you, know come. On looking. Like that we, wanna see the love with your hand. You. Were gonna fast come, I. Got. A plan. Get us out of here. Can I come in. Store. Manager. Saying you just a little bit of money won't, have to try to Far. Cry. Support. You. See you, will not get both get jobs and. Finally no more. Driving. Driving. In your car speed, so. Fast it felt like I was jumping, see. Yeah. I do you know just, how much you love the girl until you're her up my heart destroyed, my world when. We're apart I'm a bum without a girl cause ever since the, start you be no, to my girl you, and I together to turned off its axis we, make it's much sense as in that wing -.
Glasses. Pull. I - what she got back, it ain't always greener on the other side, you, get. Rich but we worth the night pants, wanna see the world with you. Come. On I love you like that you, know is greener on the other side, you, know come. On I love you like that I, wants, you with, your hand in mine you gotta hold, on to why she got me you, know. Satchmo. Come on. Like. That you, know. Sajid, Oh. Wanna. See them with, your hand. I. Love. Like that. To break. Thank. You so much. How. Was that buddy was that okay. All. Right. After. This song we're gonna have a moment of silence I can't remember what I've said tonight I might have said that already but, I, did. Okay perfect. And then please for the last song that plays with the tribute, we really want you guys to sing, along. Sing. Along to this one and to the. Video true. Times. In our lives. We. All have pain. We. All have sorrow. But. If. We. Are wise. We. Know that there's, always. Too. Lean, on me. When. You're not strong. Lobby. Of. Tada. Somebody. To. Please. Swallow. Your, pride. If. You have things, you. Need. To. Know. Those. Of your needs. That. You can. Lead. On. I'll. Be your friend. Daddy. Right. I'll. Share. When. You're not strong. I'll. Be your, friend. I'll. Help you, carry. Somebody. All. My brother when. You need, a hand. We. All need somebody. To. I just, might have a problem. That. A you'd, understand. We. All need somebody. If, I. So. It's. Thank. You so much. Wow. What. A beautiful moment. We're. Gonna ask now, for everybody, to just. Be. Quiet for a second. If you're, on this stage if you don't mind clearing, this. Section, where the keyboards, are. So. We can have a moment of silence for our friend, and. Our, brother and. A. Father and. Just. An amazing human being. Thank. You so much. For. Coming out here tonight you guys thank you for being here. Where. Is Paul. Is. He hiding Paul, put that video together our videographer. So please a round of applause for him. Thank. You again on behalf, of all of us and. Just. Our whole entire community. Thank. You for coming out and thank you for being here with us tonight it means the. World to us. We. Will never forget you buddy and, that's, it thanks. Robin. You. Can all go get warm now thank you. You.