Review by Donna Jackson
In 1964, The Beatles performed at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. In 2011, their magic was recreated by the Mersey Beatles in a two-hour spectacular, involving four costume changes, that thrilled the audience and left us all demanding more.
The show began with the band clad in collarless grey suits, performing a selection of the Beatles’ early hits, including She Loves You, I Want to Hold Her Hand and All My Loving. From the beginning the energy, passion, enthusiasm and talent of the Mersey Beatles was tangible, and it was apparent that a splendid time was guaranteed for all.
From start to finish, it was a totally fabulous night!
If you weren’t lucky enough to attend the show at the Winter Gardens, there are plenty of other opportunities to see the Mersey Beatles. They’re the Cavern’s resident Beatles band and perform on the iconic front stage most Thursdays. They have the honour – justifiably and rightly deserved – of opening the Mathew Street Festival this year (the Tunnel Stage, 12 noon, Sunday August 28). But if you can’t make it to Liverpool, don’t worry. They tour extensively, with gigs scheduled in Finland, Sweden and Malaysia this year.
More details of the band, and full details of their schedule of performances, can be found here