Friday, 12 May 2017

Beatles' Hairdresser pens new book - signed copies and discounts coming

Newsflash! Leslie Cavendish, the Beatles' Hairdresser, will be signing advance copies of his new book at the Liverpool convention day during Beatleweek in August at the BBFC stall where he is giving his talk.

And after publication,  BBFC members will be able to buy the book at a special discount price. Stay tuned for details. 
Until then, read below to find out all about this new book.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Get tickets to Pure McCartney at the Cavern and help celebrate Paul's 75th

Don't miss this special event at the Cavern to celebrate Paul's 75th birthday. 

Click here to learn more and get your tickets!

If you go and talk to the band, be sure to let them know you heard about the event on the BBFC!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Discount tickets for fan club members - The Analogues May 22

Update: The Analogues have arranged for a 50% discount code for fan club members making the tickets just  £13.75Go to http://www.eventim.co.uk/th e-analogues and enter promotion code analogues50
The Analogues are an amazing group of musicians who pick up where The Beatles left off after their last show on August 29th 1966 and became a studio band for the rest of their career together.

On May 22nd The Analogues will perform Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band live and in its entirety at The Indigo O2, fifty years after this most famous Beatles album was originally released.

This will be their first show in London after 47 sell out dates in The Netherlands and Belgium to ecstatic audiences. 

The band have a passionate commitment to authentically reproducing live, music only previously heard in the confines of Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios.

Playing a unique collection of vintage instruments from the period with full string and horn sections means the audience will hear a note perfect reproduction of this most iconic album for the first time.

Geoff Emerick, who was the Sound Engineer on all the studio albums at Abbey Road from 1966 - 1970 and worked closely with The Beatles as they created Sergeant Pepper is a huge fan of The Analogues and commented on hearing them for the first time, "Listening to the Analogues, I have never heard anything come so close to the original records."

The Analogues are not a cover band or Beatles tribute with wigs and costumes but an exceptionally talented group of Beatles' loving musicians reverentially recreating a note perfect performance of The Beatles studio albums never heard live...until now.

As Geoff Emerick said on hearing them perform, "they get these records absolutely perfect. If you close your eyes you would really be listening to the original recordings sounding the way they are supposed to sound for the first time. Even The Beatles couldn't reproduce Sergeant Pepper live".

Friday, 7 April 2017

Trembling Wilburys are playing a special Good Friday show - April 14

The Trembling Wilburys are playing a special Good Friday show on April 14th at London Welsh RFC in Richmond, Surrey. The guys also played it last Easter and had a great turnout including Mick Avory of the Kinks & Mike Berry.

The Trembling Wilburys is the UK’s first and best tribute to rock supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, the amazing band formed in 1988 by George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. This first-class band has wowed audiences around the South East and beyond for over five years with their musicianship, humour and infectious feel-good factor as they perform a selection of classic hits made famous by the individual members as well a selection of songs from the Traveling Wilburys' two albums.

Band members include Glen Knowler as George Harrison, the closest look & sound-alike to the late Beatle in the world, while Dave Collison perfectly captures Roy Orbison‘s incredible vocal range and style. Andy McNish doubles as Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, while bassist Marko Laver plays Jeff Lynne including a couple of ELO classics. Completing the line-up are lead guitarist Dzal Martin, one of London’s most respected players; keyboard player Howard Robin aka "Ludwig van Wilbury"; and drummer Dave Stark who has played with many bands including the John Lennon Experience and on one occasion The Quarrymen, the band that became The Beatles.

As well as performing at theatres and rock venues around the country the band has also played some prestigious events including the Heritage Foundation's Blue Plaque event for George Harrison and John Lennon at the old Apple building on Baker Street, as well as being regular guests at Beatles conventions both here and abroad. Other recent events include Blue Plaque lunches for drummer Tony Meehan of The Shadows as well as actors Burt Kwouk and Sir Alec Guinness.

In fact every Trembling Wilburys show is an event which audiences cherish and remember for a long time afterwards. From Roy Orbison classics such as "Only The Lonely", "Crying" and "Pretty Woman" to Beatles hits like "Something", "Here Comes The Sun" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", to Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", Petty's "I Won't Back Down", Lynne's "Hold On Tight" and Wilburys classics "Handle With Care" & "En Of The Line", we guarantee you will be kept spellbound by this band's versatility and faithful renditions of so many memorable songs.

Tickets are £13 advance or £15 on the door

To book contact Mark at Barnes Rock on 07900 887456 or email mark@barnesrock.co.uk

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Not to be missed! The Analogues are Coming to London May 22

The Analogues are an amazing group of musicians who pick up where The Beatles left off after their last show on August 29th 1966 and became a studio band for the rest of their career together.

On May 22nd The Analogues will perform Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band live and in its entirety at The Indigo O2, fifty years after this most famous Beatles album was originally released.

This will be their first show in London after 47 sell out dates in The Netherlands and Belgium to ecstatic audiences. 

The band have a passionate commitment to authentically reproducing live, music only previously heard in the confines of Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios.

Playing a unique collection of vintage instruments from the period with full string and horn sections means the audience will hear a note perfect reproduction of this most iconic album for the first time.

Geoff Emerick, who was the Sound Engineer on all the studio albums at Abbey Road from 1966 - 1970 and worked closely with The Beatles as they created Sergeant Pepper is a huge fan of The Analogues and commented on hearing them for the first time, "Listening to the Analogues, I have never heard anything come so close to the original records."

The Analogues are not a cover band or Beatles tribute with wigs and costumes but an exceptionally talented group of Beatles' loving musicians reverentially recreating a note perfect performance of The Beatles studio albums never heard live...until now.

As Geoff Emerick said on hearing them perform, "they get these records absolutely perfect. If you close your eyes you would really be listening to the original recordings sounding the way they are supposed to sound for the first time. Even The Beatles couldn't reproduce Sergeant Pepper live".

 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Advance discount tickets on sale now for unique Beatles double anniversary

Unique Beatles Double Anniversary to be celebrated at Hare & Hounds on 4 June.

50 advance discount tickets at only £12.50 have just been released for a unique show by John Lennon's sister Julia Baird's favourite Beatles tribute band.

It will be 50 years ago in June 1963 that The Beatles released what is regarded by many to be the greatest album of all time - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now King's Heath Walk Of Fame are delighted to present The Mersey Beatles in a special intimate gig at the award winning Hare & Hounds on Sunday 4 June in a unique double celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the album's release and the 54th Anniversary of The Beatles third and final appearance in 1963 at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom next door to the Hare & Hounds on York Road, King's Heath, Birmingham.

Often described as 'the Best Beatles tribute band', The Mersey Beatles were all born and grew up in Liverpool. They were the resident band at the legendary Cavern Club for over 10 years and now regularly tour throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

Earlier this year they returned to perform their Sgt Pepper show at Liverpool's prestigious Epstein Theatre. John Lennon's sister Julia Baird comparing them to other Beatles tribute bands said 'The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I've heard ... and I've heard them all'.

Joe Flannery, Brian Epstein's assistant, said 'When I saw them in The Cavern they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was like listening to The Beatles again'. A review of a previous show said 'The quality of the music was superb with each song reproduced in the original key with spot-on harmonies and perfect guitar solos that had the audience marvelling at the sheer quality of the talent on view'.

In the first half of the concert The Mersey Beatles will perform Sgt Pepper in it's entirety and in the second half 20 of The Beatles greatest hits. Support to be announced. Doors open 7 pm

First 50 Advance Discount tickets cost just £12.50 from www.skiddle.com/e/12922152
Standard tickets will then cost £15.
The Hare and Hounds is a standing and dancing only venue.