Files under: Merseybeat / Liverpool / UK
Experience the ‘Benzedrine beat’ up close and personal, in all its savage glory, with Liverpool’s premier beat merchants, The Shakers. This fab beat combo performs the hits, misses, B-sides and lost classics from the golden age of Merseybeat with a passion and energy not seen since the heady days of the 60’s beat boom. Formed in 2005 by drummer Tony, the group authentically recreates the look and the sound of those Liverpool days and Hamburg nights, when the original Mersey Sound was born. The group’s ethos is based around the early 60s when beat music was at its most exciting, so don’t expect anything past 1965! They have a weekly residency at the Cavern Club every Shakin’ Sunday, where they play to a world-wide audience and are established favourites at the world’s most famous club. Over the years, they have performed all over the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. They made their debut at International Beatleweek, Liverpool in 2006 to a great reception and have played the festival every year since, as Liverpool’s beat ambassadors to the worldwide Beatle community.