The Nutopians is a unique and compelling 7-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the ensemble gives remarkably fresh treatments to Lennon’s best and least known Beatles and solo song compositions that often inspire a whole new appreciation for the icon’s music.
The Live Show
The Imagined CD (2010)
Lennon Re-Imagined (2013)
The Founding Artists
Tom Dean's band Devonsquare was signed by Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary Chairman of Atlantic Records, after hearing Dean’s "Walking On Ice" from their self-released album of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD for Atlantic titled “Bye Bye Route 66” which spawned several critically acclaimed singles including "If You Could See Me Now.”
Collectively Rex and Tom have toured worldwide, been reviewed in Rolling Stone, performed on David Letterman and shared stages with such musical luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and The Band. Along with their passion for interpreting the songs of John Lennon, the two lads continue to distinguish themselves as esteemed songwriters, performers and recording artists.
Tom Dean - 6 & 12 String Guitars, Mandola & Vocals
Rex Fowler - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Jordan Jancz - Cello & Percussion
Jordan has recorded and toured with an illustrious list of internationally known artists and bands, including Broadway Orchestras and Theatre Groups throughout the U.S. and the free world. Jordan brings a wealth of musical knowledge and sophistication to The Nutopians. We are extremely honored to have both Mr. Jancz’s musicianship and good vibrations in our band.
Alana MacDonald - Violin & Vocals
Teg Glendon - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Thomas Evers Glendon has been a revered contributor to Maine’s resurgent music scene more than 30 years. As a member of the Franklin Street Arterial, Portland’s renowned jazz fusion band, and as the treasured bassist with Devonsquare, Teg’s is the rock-solid foundation on which The Nutopians build their live show. Teg is also the only band member to have seen the Beatles perform live!
Robby Coffin - Electric and Acoustic Guitars & Vocals
Gary Schreiner - Accordion, Piano & Chromatic Harmonica
Gary was a featured guest soloist on Chromatic harmonica for Sir Elton John at the 2012 Rainforest Benefit at Carnegie Hall. Gary has also either written, arranged, produced or performed with an impressive array of international headliners including Sting, Patti Labelle, Carly Simon, Joan Osborne and Yoko Ono. Gary the cherry on top of our amazing band.
Maggie Coffin - Vocals
Sixteen year-old singing sensation Maggie Coffin is a gifted and multitalented young artist. Now, as a high school sophomore, Maggie’s poise and intuitive singing style, honed by countless performances with her father Robby since the age of 9. Maggie still occasionally joins the Nutopians for a special event.