This is Merseybeat

This is Merseybeat


Standard: £20.00
Concession: £18.00

Booking fee applies

It’s 1962 and there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin on in a backstreet beat cellar in Liverpool called the Cavern Club. This is Merseybeat, the sixties sound of Liverpool, from the depths of Number 10, Mathew Street. The ‘British Invasion’ starts here and during the next two years ‘Merseymania’ rules the world!

This vibrant and exciting show features the Cavern Club’s resident Merseybeat combo, The Shakers and their authentic ‘Maximum Merseybeat’ sound plus guest artists, Victoria Jones as Cilla Black and Neil Ainsby as Gerry Marsden with renowned Liverpool actor Paul Codman as compere/narrator. Featuring the Mersey beat boom hits, Cavern stompers and a shot of rhythm & blues (with just a little rock ’n’ roll on the side, just for good measure) from The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, Billy J Kramer, Swinging Blue Jeans, Cilla Black, The Big Three and many more. It’s the beat that’s hard to beat!

With this show, the beat goes on, as alive, raw and vital now as it was then, when the Mersey Sound ruled the world! Experience the tough Liverpool sound and the fierce rock ‘n’ roll energy up close and personal, just as it was, back in the days when it all began in the best of cellars at 10 Mathew St.

Merseybeat was the key that opened the door for the worldwide British Invasion of 1964: The bedrock of the ‘swinging sixties’. Uniquely, all songs in the show were performed or recorded by Liverpool artists in the 60s and as such celebrates the city’s world-beating musical heritage. As our story unfolds, you will experience the birth of the beat at the Cavern Club right up to the Hit Parade ‘Merseymania’ years, when Liverpool established its formidable status as top of the pops!

‘9/10! Outstanding! A ’must see’ show’ – Writebase

‘A full house and the audience really got into the spirit of the show by dancing and singing. A great trip back to the start of the ‘Mersey Sound’ and the ‘British Invasion’ when ‘Merseymania’ ruled the world!’ – Number 9, Reviewing the Arts.

The Shakers have been resident in the Cavern Club since 2006 and are Liverpool’s leading beat combo with a solid reputation across the UK and beyond as ’the best Merseybeat group out of Liverpool since the 60s!’ – (‘THE BEAT’ magazine).

This concert will last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval).

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Victoria Jones as Cilla Black performing You're My World supported by The Shakers for 'This is Merseybeat' at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.
The audience react after seeing the 'This is Merseybeat' show at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.