MERSEYBEATS

 

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"LIVE PERFORMANCES"

 

 

 

 

2018

 

May

10th May CRUISE - Scandinavain Cities COUNTRIES DENMARK UK GERMANY NORWAY ENGLAND

Cruise aboard Saga Sapphire to Copenhagen, Oslo and Aarhus, with live 60s and 70s music from superstar guests Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Merseybeats and The Fortunes 

Enjoy performances from three top 60s bands as you cruise to a trio of stylish Scandinavian cities…

Cruise the Skagerak strait between the Jutland peninsula of Denmark and coasts of Norway and Sweden, to the sound of live music from the 60s and 70s on board! The 1960s saw a brand new music scene, lead largely by Liverpool bands who created the ‘Mersey sound’. Superstar 60s band, Gerry and the Pacemakerswill be on board to recreate the iconic sounds of your youth at thrilling concerts that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles… Gerry and the band worked the same circuit as The Beatles, also under the management of Brian Epstein, and in 1963 had three massive hits with ‘How do you do it’, ‘I like it’ and the massive anthem that endures today, ‘You’ll never walk alone’. Gerry went on to write the hit songs ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ and ‘Don’t let the sun catch you crying’ before the group disbanded in 1966. Having reformed in 1974 the band have continued to tour worldwide.

The Merseybeats and The Fortunes will also be on board, each playing two live concerts. The dandily-dressed Merseybeats performed regularly at the Cavern Club, appearing alongside The Beatles more times than any other band of the era. Their hits include ‘I think of you’, ‘Wishin’ and hopin’, and ‘Lovely Loretta’. The Fortunes formed as a close harmony band, and in the early 60s their hit single ‘Caroline’ was adopted as the theme tune of the pirate radio station of the same name. ‘You’ve got your troubles’ and ‘ Here it comes again’ are sure to have you singing along! Don’t miss this musical trip down memory lane in the especially intimate setting of Saga Sapphire’s Britannia Lounge…

In between these musical interludes you’ll visit the chic Scandinavian cities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Aarhus, with overnight stops at Copenhagen and Oslo offering the chance to explore and experience the local nightlife too…

Inspiring experiences to enjoy… sipping cocktails from an ice glass in the spectacular Oslo Ice Bar, seeing the Middelgrund and Flakfortet island fortresses during a boat trip around Denmark’s Øresund strait, walking through a rainbow glass rooftop walkway in Aarhus and cruising along the impressive Kiel Canal.

https://www.sagacruises.com/our-destinations/norway/scandinavian-cities.aspx

 

Saturday 26th - PRIVATE PARTY

June

Saturday 9th Amersham - The Polish Club, (Amersham Rock N Roll Club) Raans Road, Amersham. HP6 6LX  (With The Swinging Blue Jeans)

Sunday 17th Hopton-On-Sea - Potters Lesiure

One Night Sixties Festival Break

Sunday June 17th 2018   2 Days 1 Night

Your Price Includes ALL of this!

  •  The Merseybeats
  •  The Fortunes
  •  The Upbeat Beatles
  •  5 course dinner with selected wines included
  •  Fun leisure and sporting activities

 

July

Saturday 7th Llanelli - Venue TBC

Friday 13th - Private Party

August

September

Thursday 13th - Liverpool - The Cavern

The Merseybeats

THU 13 SEP  08:00 PM  £20  THE CAVERN CLUB LIVE LOUNGE

THE MERSEYBEATS RETURN TO THE CAVERN TO RE-CREATE THE SHOWS THEY PERFORMED THERE IN THE 1960S!

A VERY SPECIAL ANNUAL SHOW FROM ONE OF THE ORIGINALS AT THE CAVERN CLUB. THEY STILL CONTINUE TO ENTHRAL THOUSANDS OF FANS WORLDWIDE, THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND AUTHENTIC SIXTIES BANDS STILL PERFORMING, 50 YEARS ON!

 

October

Wednesday 17th - Hayling Island - Mill Rythe

 

October 2nd to December 2nd

Sixties Gold Tour

 

Sixties Gold

 

Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

With a career spanning 6 decades, The Searchers now embark upon what will be their 'Farewell 60s' tour.

It all began in Liverpool, where they were tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers spent 128 weeks in the charts, with sales of more than 50 million, including 3 massive UK No.1 hits.

The Merseybeats. Another success story from the Liverpool, Merseybeat boom years. Great memorable hit records including; Sorrow, I Think of You, and Wishin’ and Hopin’.

Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, The Fortunesadded another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song.

With hits including; 'You've Got Your Troubles' and 'Here It Comes Again', The Fortunes remain one of the UK's premier harmony groups.

This will be ponytailed P.J. Proby's final tour. His controversial trouser splitting shocked the nation and in 1964 and was the Melody Maker teen idol award winner. His hit records spent 91 weeks in the charts.

Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love.

Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy 'Hitchin' A Ride'.

Re-live the magic of the 1960s with six of the biggest chart acts of the decade. 

 

TOUR DATES

Date Venue Box Office
02/10/2018 New Theatre, Oxford 0844 871 3020
03/10/2018 Southport Theatre, Southport 01704 500036
04/10/2018 Venue Cymru, Lllandudno 01492 872 000
05/10/2018 St Davids Hall, Cardiff 029 2087 8444
06/10/2018 Alban Arena, St Albans 01727 844488
07/10/2018 Ipswich Regent, Regent 01473 433100
12/10/2018 De Montford Hall, Leicester 0116 233 3111
13/10/2018 Stevenage Concert Hall, Stevenage 01438 363200
14/10/2018 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend 01702 351135
19/10/2018 The Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth 01305 783225
20/10/2018 Winter Gardens, Margate  0844 871 7646 
21/10/2018 New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon 0844 871 7646
25/10/2018 Orchard Theatre, Dartford  01322 220000 
28/10/2018 Grand Theatre, Leeds 0844 848 2700

01/11/2018

Concert Hall, Glasgow

0141 353 8000

02/11/2018 Caird Hall, Dundee 01382 434940
03/11/2018 Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234234
04/11/2018 Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen 01224 647647
06/11/2018 Sage, Gateshead 0191 443 4661
07/11/2018 Opera House, Blackpool 0844 856 1111
11/11/2018 Theatre Royal, Norwich 01603 630000
17/11/2018 Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool 0151 709 3789
18/11/2018 Corn Exchange, Cambridge 01223 357851
23/11/2018 The Doncaster Dome, Doncaster 08442 770700
25/11/2018 Mayflower, Southampton 023 8071 1811
28/11/2018 Symphony Hall, Birmingham 0121 780 3333

30/11/2018

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

0161 907 9000

02/12/2018 The Sands Centre, Carlisle 01228 633766

 

 

 

November

Saturday 24th - Swinging 60's Autumn Weekend 2018 - Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Sands, Somerset, TA8 2RB

Thursday 29th Belfast - Waterfront

December
7th Skegness - Butlins  - FESTIVAL OF THE 60S - Fri 07 Dec 2018 - Mon 10 Dec 2018 (3 nights)

Skegness Resort