Sunday, 4 December 2011

Competition: Win the New CD from the Shakers!

Every weekend the Shakers bring the genuine sound of Merseybeat back to the Cavern! 

This is your chance to experience the energy and enthusiasm of the Merseybeat era!

The Shakers have released two CDs -- and the four songs on each of them evoke that magical atmosphere, bringing the ‘feel’ of the Cavern to you wherever you are. 

The great news is that The Shakers have provided us with a set of CDs for our Christmas competition!

To win these fab CDs, and experience the energy and passion of genuine Merseybeat even if you can't get down the Cavern, all you have to do is answer this question:

With whom did the Shakers perform at the Lennon Remembered concert at the Liverpool Echo Arena in December 2010?

Enter by email by clicking here!  The competition is open to everyone, and the closing date is 12 noon on Monday December 12, 2011.

Good luck!

If you're not the lucky winner, you can still get hold of a copy of the latest CD, Mach Shau!  It is for sale at any of the Shakers' gigs or from the Beatles Shop in Mathew Street at £4.99, or on ebay from beatles-merseybeat for £7.00 (including P&P).  You can also contact the Shakers via their facebook page by clicking here.

The BBFC review of the Shakers' first CD, Cavern' Stompin', can be found here!  The second is, if anything, even better!  The sound quality is excellent, and the energy and passion of the group can almost be touched.  Close your eyes, turn up the heat, and you could be back in the 60s in the Cavern as you listen to the tracks!


Experience the 'benzedrine' beat up close and personal, in all its savage glory with the boys from Beat City, Liverpool's premier beat merchants and Cavern Club resident beatsters, The Shakers.

Covering the Merseybeat era with a passion and energy not seen since the 60s beat boom, the boys have built up a solid reputation both nationally and internationally for the best in beat. Recreating the authentic look and sound of the early 60s, they have made barnstorming appearances in Bahrain, Beatles festivals in Switzerland - Bellinzona & Bavois, Italy - Brescia & Rome (at Teatro Adriano, where the Beatles also debuted in the city in 1965) and UK events such as Whitby & Llandudno 60s Weekenders plus of course, Liverpool's own Beatle Week and Beatles Day festivals.

Their set ranges from the raw Hamburg period to the Cavern Club's heyday in the early-mid 60s and features the hits, misses, b-sides and lost classics featured in many of the Liverpool beat groups' repertoire at the time. The Beatles are obviously featured heavily and the boys cover the entire 'Please, Please Me' LP plus all their early hits and The Fab Four's rare and well known cover versions too.

They have a UK theatre show tour under their belts and have also backed many 60s names. December 2010 saw them backing Hamburg legend Tony Sheridan at Liverpool's Echo Arena at the Lennon Remembered show, a testament to their authentic Liverpool beat credentials. Mach Schau!

The beginning of 2011 saw the release of their debut EP, CAVERN STOMPIN', a rockin' slice of Cavern beat which has sold incredibly well and continues to do so. The boys recently repaired to the famous Britannia Row studios in London to record the follow up EP, Mach Shau!

Their twice weekly Cavern Club residency, Swingin' Saturdays & Shakin' Sundays are now firmly established favourites in the beat calendar and continue to prove that they are simply the best exponents of real, authentic Liverpool beat on the scene today.

Keep It Beat!

"The best Merseybeat group to come out of Liverpool since the 60s!" - The Beat Magazine

"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'. KST." - Merseybeat legend, Kingsize Taylor.

"The ultimate Merseybeat experience! 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!" - The Cavern Club

"Our favourite Liverpool beat group! Thanks for keeping the music as it was in the best of times" - Colin Pryce-Jones of The Rapiers.


1 comment:

  1. Saw them last night for New Year totally fantastic band loved them