Cavern News


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The world famous Cavern Club is gearing up for a big year of 60thbirthday celebrations in 2017 and the first special planned event can now be officially revealed. The History of The Cavern show featuring the UKs premier 60s favourites and band to the stars, The Overtures, will be performed at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall the day before the Cavern’s special birthday and on the actual day itself on Sunday 15thand Monday 16th January at 8pm.

The concept of the show designed by the Cavern is to take the audience on a musical journey through the six decades since the Club opened in 1957, to show how Merseyside’s iconic venue has stood the test of time and has been at the forefront of musical movements throughout it’s life.

Cavern director Jon Keats says ”The Cavern is of course synonymous with The Beatles since they performed here 292 times in their early career between 1961 and 1963. This show will include The Beatles but will also pay homage to the plethora of other great artists to come out of the Cavern. Acts such as Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Hollies, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black and many more.”

The Overtures are widely regarded as the UKs ultimate 60s band and are no stranger to big shows having performed privately for the likes of Sir Elton John and alongside Lionel Richie, Robin Gibb and Peter Noone to name but a few. “The challenge will be to give music from each decade the respect it deserves. Performing songs by huge artists from the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Queen and Bo Diddley to Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Elbow – all of whom are very different. If anyone can do it The Overtures can!” adds Jon Keats.

Den Pugsley founding member of The Overtures says “It’s impossible to fit the Cavern’s whole 60 year history into a 2 hour show but we’re going to give it a good go! There will be some great footage and audio visual production to compliment the music which will put into context what was happening in Liverpool and at the Cavern through the decades. We’re also looking forward to welcoming some special guests on stage to help us bring it all together.

It’s a privilege to be asked to perform this show representing a place that is integral to Liverpool’s history, heritage and musical culture. Liverpool is always a great crowd to perform to.”

Further plans for special events during The Cavern’s 60th birthday year include a limited edition anniversary book and other special events still under wraps. The Cavern promises this will be a ‘very good year’ indeed and one for the local, national and international audience to really get involved with.

Tickets for The History Of The Cavern show at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall are on sale now