A SHOW celebrating the finest sounds of the iconic Merseybeat era is the latest announcement from the Liverpool Loves Festival.
Liverpool Loves Merseybeat will take music fans on a trip down memory lane to relive the sounds of the Swinging Sixties when life was all about peace and love.
The indoor concert will take place at 7pm on Friday 5 August in the Culturebox Marquee, which will be located at Pier Head Liverpool, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Liverpool Loves returns for the second year, with events and entertainment spanning three days from Thursday 4 August to Saturday 6 August – celebrating all that is great about life in Liverpool under the themes of Business, Culture, Food and Wellbeing.
Thursday’s focus is Liverpool Loves Business; on Friday the spotlight falls on Liverpool Loves Merseybeat; while Saturday very much has a family focus with Liverpool Loves Festival Day.
Liverpool Loves Merseybeat will be headlined and hosted by Liverpool singer Beryl Marsden, who shot to fame in the 1960s as a rising star at the Cavern Club at the same time as The Beatles, The Big Three and The Hollies.
Beryl will be joined on stage by her house band The Goldies, and throughout the evening she will introduce her special guests – Merseybeat performers Ray Ennis, Karl Terry, Brian Saxophone Jones, and Billy Kinsley.
Known for her powerful and soulful voice, Beryl supported The Beatles on their last UK tour in 1965. And during her career she has been signed to both Decca Records and Columbia Records.
Beryl is most well-known for her songs I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More); a cover of The Supremes’ When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes; and her version of the Burt Bacharach classic Baby It’s You, which was also covered by The Beatles.
Beryl commented: “I am extremely excited to be hosting and performing at Liverpool Loves Merseybeat. This iconic era put Liverpool on the world music map in the 1960s, where it has quite rightly remained for over 50 years now.
“Merseybeat gave a platform to unknown musical talent, with many going on to become household names. I am delighted to be reuniting with Ray, Karl, Brian and Billy for what promises to be a night to remember. So join to relive the sounds of the sixties, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.”
Tickets for Liverpool Loves Merseybeat go on sale via TicketQuarter at 12pm on Friday 1 July, priced at £15 (Inc booking fee).
Find out more at www.liverpoolloves.co.uk
LIVERPOOL LOVES MERSEYBEAT
Venue: Culturebox Stage, Pier Head Liverpool
Date: Friday 6 August
Times: Show 7pm-11pm / Doors open 6pm
Tickets: £15 (Inc booking fee).
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, or online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 800 0410.