The Mersey Beatles return to live performance on June 12th 2021 at The Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury for a socially distanced concert. With two shows in one day at 4pm and 8pm their long awaited return is not to be missed and promises to be an emotional occasion for the band and audience alike!
This show will be followed by a performance at The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham on July 23rd and at Rhyl Pavillion on August 7th before a full UK tour begins in September.
Then, in October, The Mersey Beatles cross the pond for another extensive US tour, this time taking in the Midwest and Florida before the boys return to the UK for the last leg of their 2021 tour. Running throughout November and into December the tour will include a much anticipated return to the M&S arena in Liverpool on Nov 6th.
Check out our TOUR DATES page for details and ticket info for all shows.
Sun records is one of the worlds most iconic record labels. Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins all recorded for the label at Sun Studios, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis Tennessee.
In October 2019, during their extensive tour of the American south and Midwest, The Mersey Beatles spent two days recording a new album, "The Sun Studio Sessions", at this iconic and historic recording studio.
In order to record the album the band had to interrupt their "ABBEY ROAD AT 50" tour to rattle through 18 rock and roll classics culled from the Beatles own early live performances, before resuming their "ABBEY ROAD" tour at The Orphium theatre, Memphis the very next day. "Just like it was in the old days" joked Brian Ambrose (Ringo).
"THE SUN STUDIOS SESSIONS" is the third album recorded by The Mersey Beatles for their US record company, lightning productions.
For this album the band decided to record songs which they believe The Beatles themselves might have chosen had they ever made an album at the legendary studio.
"Its nice to think they would have paid homage to their idols", says Steven Howard (Paul). "We had two days to record and one day to mix the album and we had to whittle the selections down from over 40 possible tracks".
Brian Ambrose (Ringo) explained, "We sat around a big table with Mark Minnick, our US manager, at his home in Indiana. We had a few beers and listened to "live at the BBC" and some early recordings from anthology 1 and so on. That was a good night".
Craig Mcgown (George) continued, "We decided early on that there would be no Beatles originals. It just seemed fitting to play the songs which they covered and loved in the early days of Liverpool and Hamburg and into their first album for EMI".
Mark Bloor (John) gave some insights into track listing. "We started the list with two songs, "Memphis Tennessee" and "That's alright Mama", for obvious reasons. After that the list just wrote itself".
Speaking on the experience of recording at Sun Studios, Mark Bloor added, "I could feel the shivers running down my spine. To stand in the same room where those records were made is a thrill in itself but to record there and to make an album? It was unreal. The album is available now on bandcamp and can be bought on C.D at any of The Mersey Beatles upcoming shows in 2021. See you there!