Monday 17 December 2012


The December monthly Mersey Beat Story at Fort Perch Rock New Brighton took the form of a Christmas Party Jam afternoon with many different Liverpool musicians taking part.

Harry Prytherch & Mrs Chistmas
Hosted by HARRY PRYTHERCH (Drummer with The Remo 4), Guest appearance by Santa and Mrs Christmas

musicians taking part included:-

Paul Cross
PAUL CROSS; Youngest drummer to have played The Cavern club, recently returned from seasons in Switzerland and Ibiza.

GEOFF NUGENT: Lead singer with hit recording stars "The Undertakers". A great showman who's set included - "Sweet Little 16" "Matchbox" "I Can't Stop Loving You" "C'est La Vie" and ending the afternoon in Christmas spirit with "White Christmas" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".

Geoff Nugent

DAVE WILLIAMS: Guitarist with "Group 1" and "The Jaywalkers". Recently featured in the BBC documentary "Love Me Do". Great festive offering of Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody".

DEREK GREEN:  The Del Renas / The Motifs. His novelty party piece "Speedy Gonzalez" is always a crowd pleaser.
Derek & Terry

DAVE CHEVRON: Billy Fury tribute act and member of The Chevrons duo.

NICKY CROUCH: "The Mojos" gave us his renditions of "Kansas City" and "Bye Bye Johnny"

Dave Chevron
Derek Green & Nicky Crouch
TERRY FISHER: The Del Renas / The Motifs. Great versions of "Ready Willing & Able" and "Laydown Sally" among others.

COLIN MIDDLEBROUGH: Drummer with Kansas City 5

Other notable guests included - Phil Norman of "The Prowlers", Freda Kelly - Beatles Fan Club secretary recently seen in the BBC documentary "Love Me Do"; John Cross ("Rave On"), Alan Crowe from "Beats Working"; poster artist Tony Booth,  female vocaliste Shelly Gee and author music historian Tony Bolland promoting his books Plug Inn volumes 1 & 2. See seperate post entitled Plug Inn Books..

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