A Lancashire based musical collective will be heading to the birthplace of The Beatles to help celebrate one of the Fab Four’s birthday.
Rock ‘n’ rollers Lankykats, who put on gig nights twice a month to recreate the sounds of the 1950s, will take to the stage at the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool this summer.
The collective, which is based at The Unity Club, in Standish, will make what has become an annual pilgrimage down the East Lancashire Road to the Cavern Club as part of the celebrations for reaching the recent milestone of 100 Lankykats shows and the magical figure of £10,000 raisedfor local charities.
Eight bands will perform on the Paul McCartney stage on the day, with most of them being regulars on the Lankykats stage in Standish, and the collective’s founder Bill Hart says the chance to play at the iconic home of Merseybeat is a huge thrill for all the musicians.
“Some of the band members never got to play at the original Cavern Club in the 1960’s so for them it’s
a dream come true. Just to trek down those many precarious steps and into those dark vaulted brick rooms is still enough to send shivers down your spine.”
The Sunday afternoon event will also mark something of a first for Lankykats as the eight bands from the collective, will run as follows… with a special appearance of European
TV stars from Denmark of the Bill Haley & The Comets look-alike band Chimbo’s Revival.
12:00 – 12:30 THE HUNTERS
12: 40 – 1:20 SMOKEY JOE
1:30 – 2:10 IAN & THE REBELS
2:20 – 2:50 THE MONKEY MEN
3:00 – 3:30 THE MEDIA
3:40 – 4:10 CHASER
4:20 – 4:50 THE TOPSPOTS
5:00 – 5:30 CHIMBO’S REVIVAL
Lankykats collective will play at The Cavern Club in
Liverpool on 28 June, with doors opening from 11:30am. Entry
to the gig is £2.
Lankykats also play charity fund-raising gigs in the Live
Lounge at The Standish Unity Club, on the first and third
Thursday of each month.
To find out more, visit www.lankykats.com
08450 94 87 95
The Cavern Club
10 Mathew Street
0151 236 9091
The Standish Unity Club
6 Cross Street
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