'Statue 4 Eppy' gig @The Epstein Theatre on Saturday 28th February.
The Shakers are delighted to be featured as the 'Cavern' group for the first half of this fab show. They will be backing various Merseybeat legends as they celebrate 'The Spirit Of The Cavern'. As anyone who has seen them knows, they cover most of Epstein's artists in their regular sets at the Cavern, including Cilla!
wink emoticon Here's what the press has to say about the show - 'The line-up for the Feb. 28 concert is to help raise money in the Statue 4 Eppy campaign to erect a statue for Beatles manager Brian Epstein in Liverpool. The show will be hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler and will feature a line-up to celebrate the life and career of ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein.
One part of the concert will feature musicians and performers from the Mersey Beat era denoting “The Spirit of The Cavern.” These will include Cy Tucker, Faron of Faron's Flamingos, Beryl Marsden, Ray Ennis, Karl Terry, Billy Kinsley and Tony Crane, who will pay tribute to the music that was featured on the famous Cavern stage during Brian Epstein's life.
Tucker's band, Cy and the Cimmerons, played at the Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool on Dec. 27, 1960 on a bill with the Beatles, who were described as “Direct From Hamburg.” Billy Kinsley and Tony Crane were in the Merseybeats. Ray Ennis was vocalist and lead guitarist with the Swinging Blue Jeans. Karl Terry was a member of Karl Terry and the Cruisers. And Beryl Marsden toured with the Beatles on their last UK tour in 1964'.