What’s happening at the Cavern… (July 2019)
Welcome to the Cavern Club newsletter for July.
The weather might be hotting up but you can stay cool in the Cavern as you enjoy another packed programme of live music from both our resident artists and very special musical guests.
We’re also taking the Cavern name outdoors this Sunday as we return to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for 2019 to entertain music fans during Llanfest, the festival’s finale party.
The line-up will celebrate the Cavern’s place in the history of pop, with musicians performing iconic songs from artists like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, The Kinks, Oasis and Travis.
Cavern favourites singer-songwriter Richard Batty, Jonny Parry and the Tony Skeggs Band will all play for the festival crowd.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that our very own Cavern Club Beatles are playing extra shows in the Live Lounge between now and the start of International Beatleweek.
In addition to their sell out Friday and Saturday nights, they will also be staging Sunday sets on August 4, 11 and 18.
But before that there’s still lots to enjoy. Here’s what else is going on at the Cavern this month.
Channelling the immense energy and charisma of the real thing, it’s no wonder The Stones remain the biggest and best tribute to The Rolling Stones.
Mick, Keith and co themselves made only one appearance at the Cavern – on November 5 1963, and legend has it that when they arrived at the door the bouncers didn’t like the look of the band and at first thought they were a scruffy group of troublemakers!
Cavern favourites The Stones were formed in 2007, and perform all those electrifying Stones’ hits from Satisfaction to Start Me Up and Ruby Tuesday to Paint It Black, in a show delivered on vintage instruments and with attention to detail in both accuracy of the music and in costumes and mannerisms.
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
A Flock of Seagulls was formed here in Liverpool – and now four decades on from its founding the band is returning to make its first-ever appearance at the Cavern Club.
Catch Mike Score, the man with one of the most distinctive hairdos of the 1980s, in the Live Lounge on July 14 and hear both some of those great A Flock of Seagull classics and other tracks from the past 40 years.
Their 80s chart hits included Space Age Love Song, Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You), The More You Live, The More You Love, and the Grammy Award-winning DNA, while the video for their 1982 song I Ran (So Far Away) became one of the most played on MTV.
And don’t forget to check out our special interview with Mike Score
THE SIXTIES INVASION
Celebrate the Swinging Sixties with stars of the era brought together on one top bill in this show in the Cavern Live Lounge on July 25.
Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Cupid’s Inspiration and the mighty Tornados will make it a night to remember for fans of the decade.
Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich shot to number one in the charts in 1968 with the million-seller The Legend of Xanadu, and also had top 10 hits with Hideaway, Hold Tight and Bend It! among others.
The band also saw success elsewhere in the world, including Germany and Commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where they had three number ones.
Meanwhile, 1968 was also a big year for Cupid’s Inspiration which enjoyed two big hits – Yesterday Has Gone and My World. Expect both tracks plus a series of other 60s numbers.
And last but not least The Tornados offer a rock ‘n’ roll experience that truly is out of this world. The band behind the stellar Telstar will have you dancing, swinging, shaking and shouting all night long.
BACK IN THE US…..
CAVERN CLUB BEATLES TO PLAY AMERICAN DATE
The Cavern Club ‘invasion’ of America continues this month with our very own Cavern Club Beatles set to play at a major open-air event in upstate New York.
The band will appear at Emerson Park in Auburn on Saturday, July 27 with proceeds from the show going to the Auburn Education Foundation.
The event will also feature Cavern Club director – and John Lennon’s sister – Julia Baird.
It’s the second visit Stateside for Julia and the band this year after a successful week on the West Coast in April which included a starring role at BritWeek in Los Angeles, and appearing as part of the California premiere event for the Cavern Club documentary.
Auburn is situated on the north shore of Owasco Lake in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region, 250 miles north west of New York City.