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Margate: The Mersey Beatles to perform at the Winter Gardens

By Katie Davis

Did you see The Beatles when they rocked the Margate Winter Gardens back in 1963?

Well, you could play a starring role in a show coming to the venue.

Get back to the sixties with Liverpool-born Beatles tribute The Mersey Beatles, who are playing at the very same towns, cities and famous British venues that the original Fab Four did during the days of Beatlemania.

The Mersey Beatles (1674190)
The Mersey Beatles (1674190)

As part of the interactive show, the group will feature treasured stories and memories from fans who saw John, Paul, George and Ringo when they played at the Winter Gardens 55 years ago.

The Beatles performed on six consecutive nights in July that year, playing to two different houses each time.

The set list was comprised of nine songs - Roll Over Beethoven, Thank You Girl, Chains, Please Please Me, A Taste Of Honey, I Saw Her Standing There, Baby It's You, From Me To You and Twist And Shout.

Formed in 1999, The Mersey Beatles features Mark Bloor as John, Steven Howard as Paul, Craig McGown as George, and Brian Ambrose as Ringo.

The Mersey Beatles (1674188)
The Mersey Beatles (1674188)

They were the resident band at Liverpool's world-famous Cavern Club for more than a decade and have toured the world many times over.

Mark said: "All our shows are a massive celebration of the best band and best music ever made and audiences always play a huge part in the experience.

"We like people to get up on their feet, dancing and joining in.

"For this, our biggest ever UK tour, we are playing the same venues and towns the Fab Four played back in the days of Beatlemania.

"We want as many of those fans who were at the original gigs to relive those golden days.

The Mersey Beatles (1674192)
The Mersey Beatles (1674192)

"And what better way than to capture their stories and memories and include them as part of the show?
"So, if you were at the original gigs, or your parents or grandparents were, then please get in touch.

"We'd love to hear those stories and share them."

The show will cover all areas of The Beatles career - right from the early days to the Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road period.

So if you were at the original gigs, or met your sweetheart while Twisting and Shouting, email your memories to merseybeatles@rhodesmedia.com.

The Mersey Beatles will project these stories, and the names of the fans who supplied them, onto a screen on stage at their Winter Gardens show.

Steven added: "We take the audience on a real journey through all the Beatles' albums and hits, and for this historic tour we have also added two special sections.

"We will play the same set list as played by The Beatles the last time they played the Winter Gardens and a special 50th anniversary tribute to the hits and seminal tracks from The White Album.

"There are some truly sensational tracks on The White Album that we know audiences will absolutely love.
"We cannot wait for the tour to start - it's going to be incredible."

Tickets for The Mersey Beatles Get Back UK tour on Friday, November 23, at Margate Winter Gardens are on sale now.

Click here for tickets.

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