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The Merseybeat Legends are an exciting, live tribute band that specialises in recreating the sounds and authentic arrangements of the early 60s Merseybeat music. The Mersey Beat Legends have enjoyed being invited to perform at the International Beatle Week for the last 7 years and regularly perform at 60s events around the country. Each band member contributes many years of experience and professionalism and the band continues to impress and is always in demand whatever the occasion.

Yanni: (guitar/vocals) is both proud and passionate about The Merseybeat sound. He was born in Liverpool in 1950 and first played at the Cavern Club in 1964 with his band ‘The Seftons’. They went on to be very successful and recorded many singles and were very proud to be top of the bill when the Cavern re-opened in 1967. In 1997, a commemorative wall of fame was unveiled opposite The Cavern and ‘The Seftons’ have their own brick in the wall alongside the names of all the bands that performed at the club. The Mersey Beat Legends have loved being invited and playing at the Mathew Street festival for the last 7 yrs. In 1972, Yanni found further success when he wrote and sang the theme tune to the long running TV show ‘Candid Camera’. Yanni has a wealth of experience spanning more than 40 years and contributes a genuine, reminiscent quality to the sound of The Mersey Beat Legends.

Allen: (bass/vocals) has enjoyed playing guitar at venues in the UK and abroad, supporting ‘The Wurzels’, ‘The Searchers’ and ‘The Fortunes’ to name but a few. He especially enjoyed performing at Butlin's Festivals of the 60s, and loves working the cruise ships. Allen began playing guitar when he was eleven years old, reaching an accomplished level of ability, evident when he made the seamless switch from guitar to bass guitar when he joined the band. He says not many bass players like the Hofner bass but he wouldn’t want to play anything else. Allen has an impressive, creative talent and uses this to reproduce the authentic 60s sound for the band.

Dave: (drums) started playing drums at 15 going to the same tutor as Mick Avery of ‘The Kinks’. In the 60s he formed a band called the Zodiacs playing venues all over the country even performing on the Hit TV show ‘Ready Steady Go’ and they supported numerous bands including ‘Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers’. In 1967, the band split with one member going to Australia and one to Canada. Dave stayed in the UK and was approached by Ray Dorset who was forming ‘Mungo Jerry’ but Dave had taken another job. However, he was ‘proper chuffed’ when they had their big hit: ‘In the Summertime’. Dave just says: “that’s life” and he is now happy to be back playing in The Mersey Beat Legends.

Keith: (guitar/vocals) grew up on a diet of 60's Mersey and Brum Beat music and counts John Lennon as his single biggest musical influence. In the 60s & 70s Keith learned his musical trade singing and playing guitar in a number of covers bands including: 'Rum & Butter' and 'Cartoon' playing the clubs and air bases around the country. During this period 'Rum & Butter' played a residency with Billy Fury and played support to a number of artists such as: 'Black Sabbath’, 'The Troggs', 'Tony Christie' and 'McGuinness Flint'. Keith moved to Berkshire in the 90s and after a short time with 'The Soul Band' he formed the 'Revival' function band before joining The Mersey Beat Legends.



 

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THE BEATLES
From Me To You / Twist & Shout / Can't Buy Me Love
Eight Days a Week / A Hard Day's Night / I Feel Fine
Please Please Me / I Should Have Known Better
I Saw Her Standing There / All My Loving / Rock & Roll Music

THE SEARCHERS
Sweets For My Sweet / Needles & Pins / Sugar & Spice
Every Time That You Walk In The Room

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS
You'll Never Walk Alone / I Like It / Ferry Cross The Mersey / I'm The One

BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS
Bad To Me / Do You Want To Know a Secret

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