The Spirit and Legacy of the famous Cavern celebrated
A star-studded concert on Saturday 28 February 2015 at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre was recently announced as the latest fundraiser in the high profile Statue 4 Eppy campaign. Organisers have now confirmed the full line up with tickets already on sale.
The 2-act concert, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler will feature an impressive line-up, all coming together to celebrate the life and career of ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein.
The Spirit of The Cavern will take the audience right back to the 60’s, with iconic musicians and performers from the Mersey Beat era including Cy Tucker, Faron, Beryl Marsden, Ray Ennis, Karl Terry, Billy Kinsley and Tony Crane; honouring the music that featured on the famous Cavern stage at the height of Brian Epstein’s reign in his prolific career.
With The Cavern still at the forefront of the Liverpool music scene, the evening will then feature The Legacy of the Cavern with performances from some of today’s finest musical talent including MonaLisa Twins, Millie Courtney and Ian Prowse.
The show will also be the official launch of the Statue4Eppy single ‘Our Friend’, which is the official song of the campaign and a special video will be shown.
The song has been written by Statue 4 Eppy campaigner, Bob Pitt, and includes the voices of acclaimed Liverpool artistes Ian McNabb, Andy McCluskey, Beryl Marsden and Ian Prowse, who are joined by guest celebrities including Tricia Penrose, psychic Derek Acorah, and actors Paul Barber and John McArdle. The song also features Billy J Kramer, who was managed by Brian at the height of the Merseybeat era.
This is latest move by organisers to both continue to raise the profile of the campaign and boost funds to create a statue in honour of legendary Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein in his hometown of Liverpool.
Brian Epstein took four Liverpool young performers and shaped their careers into the biggest pop band in the world, the rest they say is history.
Now a group of Liverpool campaigners are working tirelessly to raise £70,000 to have Brian’s amazing efforts formally recognised with a permanent statue in Liverpool. It will be created by acclaimed sculptor Tom Murphy, who also created a statue of John Lennon, which stands proud in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The Statue 4 Eppy Concert will take place on Saturday 28 February 2015 at the Epstein Theatre - a fitting venue as the theatre is named after the legendary Beatles Manager.
Brian Epstein was very influential within the thriving music industry of the 1960s in both Liverpool and London. But it was that lunchtime concert in the Cavern Club featuring four young Liverpool men that would change their lives, Brian’s life, and musical history forever. He spotted a special talent, nurtured it, and it was a career which would take Brian and The Beatles onto a global stage and brought with it worldwide fame.
There has been a great deal of recent recognition for Epstein. 2014 saw the music genius posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after a campaign from fans; a commemorative Blue Plaque was unveiled at the London offices of Epstein’s company NEMS; and the play Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles ran for six weeks at Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End.
The Statue 4 Eppy organisers are interested in hearing from individuals or organisations who would like to get involved in the campaign as a sponsor. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official campaign website is www.statue4eppy.com.
The Statue 4 Eppy Concert
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
Saturday, 28 February, 2015
The Epstein Theatre
85 Hanover Street
To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411*, go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk* or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm - 6pm on Monday - Thursday and 12pm - 6pm Friday - Saturday.
*Subject to booking fee