Price Band: £800 to £995
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The Cavern Beats
Experience the 'Benzedrine beat' up close and personal, in all its savage glory, with Liverpool's premier beat merchants, The Cavern Beats. This fab beat combo perform the hits, misses, B-sides and lost classics from the golden age of Merseybeat with a passion and energy not seen since the heady days of the '60s beat boom. As Merseybeat and Hamburg legend Kingsize Taylor said after seeing the boys in action, "I haven't heard a sound like that since the Star-Club in 1962!"
Formed in 2005 by drummer Tony, these four lads from Liverpool authentically recreate the look and the sound of those Liverpool days and Hamburg nights, from the Cavern to the Star-Club where the original Mersey Sound was born. The group's ethos is based around the early 60s, as they believe that this is when beat music was at its most exciting.
They have a twice weekly residency at the legendary Cavern Club, Swingin' Saturdays 'lunchtime session' & Shakin' Sundays, where the boys play to a world-wide audience every week and are established favourites at the world's most famous club. They made their debut International Beatleweek, Liverpool appearance in 2006 to a great reception and have played the festival every year since, as Liverpool's beat ambassadors to the worldwide Beatle community.
Since their inception, they have performed all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Successful headline appearances at the Beatles Day festivals in Switzerland and Italy (including a follow-up appearance at Teatro Adriano in Rome where The Beatles also debuted in the city in 1965), Bavois Beatles Night festival, Switzerland, Belgium, the Atombeat Festival at Alloa Town Hall in Scotland, two successful trips to Bahrain and barnstorming performances at Liverpool's Beatles Day event, have solidified their reputation for the best in beat. They also have many 60s weekenders to their credit, a UK theatre show tour and have backed many 60s artists, such as Hamburg legend, Tony Sheridan at the huge 'Lennon Remembered' gig at Liverpool's Echo Arena. Mach Schau indeed!
They continue to keep it beat and be in demand to represent Liverpool and it's beat heritage on the worldwide stage.
So, 'with the hi-fi high and the lights down low', get ready to twist 'n' shout with The Cavern Beats -'The best Merseybeat group to come out of Liverpool since the 60s!' - THE BEAT magazine.
Just like it used to be.
Standard four man beat group. Two guitars, bass & drums with three vocals out front.
Within our set, we can do a number of related shows. A 'hits' package, a dedicated '60s beat' show, a rock 'n roll show and a complete 'Beatles only' set.
We have a small but powerful PA system. We prefer to use venues' own lighting.
North West based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland.
Cavern City Tours, Liverpool City Council, International Beatle Week, Beatles Day, CMP Promotions, Pontins, CMW Promotions, Whitby 60s Festival, Yesterday Once More, Swiss, Italian, German & Belgian Beatles festivals, Amersham Rock 'n' Roll Club, Rockin' & Shakin' theatre tour, Tony West Entertainment, BCM Promotions, Mersey Ferries, Billy Butler Show, Radio Merseyside, British Heart Foundation, Merseycats, Merseyrats, Marie Curie Foundation, Linda McCartney Centre, Cavern Mecca, Welshpool 60s Festival, Mathew Street Festival, Britannia Hotels, Age UK, Redrow Homes, Marina Dalglish Foundation, Hard Days Night Hotel, The Merseybeat Story, Operation Big Beat, Fort Perch Rock.
Thanks a million Cavern Beats for your brilliant performance at our wedding at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, January 2013. You were friendly, professional, and very talented musicians. We also appreciated your flexibility with setting-up arrangements on the day (both before and during the reception). You got all our guests up dancing with your mix of Merseyside music and helped to make our reception the fun event it was. Thanks again!
-Olga and Malcolm
‘THE BEAT’ MAGAZINE
“The best Merseybeat group to come out of Liverpool since the 60s!”
CAVERN CITY TOURS / THE CAVERN CLUB
"One of the UK's top 60s groups, recreating the Liverpool Cavern sound with passion and accuracy. Bob Wooler would've loved these guys! No gimmicks or silly wigs, just classic beat played by mega musicians. The VERY best Merseybeat group by a country mile!"
STEVE PANTER (CAVERN DJ & FILM MAKER)
“The ultimate Merseybeat experience!”
BILL HARRY (MERSEY BEAT NEWSPAPER FOUNDER)
“It’s still happening, authentic, raw and exciting!”
SAM LEACH (ORIGINAL BEATLES PROMOTER)
“One of the most authentic beat groups I’ve heard since the 60s!”
FAB 4 FUNDRAISERS
“Went down a storm with the crowd, raising the roof and setting the mood for a fabulous day.”
WELSHPOOL WINTER 60s FESTIVAL
“So authentic! You captured the rawness and excitement of the early 60s. I had shivers down my back.”
OPERATION BIG BEAT PROMOTIONS
“One of the best bands we’ve ever had here. People are still talking about you!”
“The original Mersey Sound is in good hands. The other groups have to raise their game when they know they’re on the bill with you!”
SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES
“We were so impressed with you guys, you took us right back to the original Cavern. Thanks for making the night so memorable”
WHITBY 60s FESTIVAL
“It was like watching footage of a 60s TV pop show! You guys had the look and the sound spot on.”
JET HARRIS of THE SHADOWS
COLIN PRYCE-JONES of THE RAPIERS (Our favourite London beat group!)
“Our favourite Liverpool beat group. Thanks for keeping the music as it was in the best of times.”
KINGSIZE TAYLOR (Merseybeat legend)
“I haven’t heard a sound like that since I walked into the Star-Club in 1962! A MUST for anybody that loves the original Mersey Sound. Not many bands can capture the true feeling, which you have done to perfection! Well done + Keep on Rockin'."
‘ROCKIN’ & SHAKIN’ THEATRE SHOW
“You performed an amazing, energetic and dynamic show. You had the audience in the palm of your hands!”
60s CHARITY GIG REVIEW
“The charisma and sheer joy of playing oozes from this band and you just can’t help singing and clapping along. A must see!”
“We oldies consider you guys to be the only modern band who “Get it”. Lets hope you can carry the legacy of Merseybeat on in the years to come when the winds have taken us to a different place. You’re probably the most authentic 60s revival band in the world”.
“We came from Spain expressly to see the Cavern and Beatles places. We saw you perform there and the place, the time and a band playing Beatles and Liverpool Beat really was a highlight of our lifetime. It was a great performance from a great beat and rock ‘n’ roll band. Thank you again”
‘YESTERDAY ONCE MORE’ 60S WEEKEND
“The most authentic sounding band we’ve had here! Better than a lot of the groups that claim to be 60s. Consider yourselves booked for next year!”
Authentic 60s look & sound.
Cavern Club's resident group.
Many years experience worldwide, at all levels.
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Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)