The Undertakers, originally hailed from Wallasey (over the River Mersey from Liverpool), worked all the Merseyside ‘Jive Hives’, building up a reputation as a powerhouse group. Their repertoire of US hit releases included various elements of Soul, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll. They invested the money from  gigs into equipment and are believed to be the first group in the country with an all Gibson guitar line-up and also the first to use a 100 watt P.A.  After some early personnel changes the settled line up was Jackie Lomax - Bass Guitar/Vocals, Brian Jones - Sax/Vocals, Geoff Nugent - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Chris Huston - Lead Guitar/Vocals and Bugs Pemberton – Drums.   The Undertakers signed with Pye records in 1963 who failed to capture their stage excitement on record. Along with the Beatles and the Big Three, they were considered the best ‘Hard Rockers’ around. The groups of Merseyside knew what music teenagers wanted to hear but the London A&R men, with no idea of how to appeal to them, insisted on telling the groups what to record. Pye, in particular Tony Hatch, made ’Mashed Potatoes’ the ‘B’ side of their debut disc with ‘Everybody Loves A Lover’ the ‘A’ side. For their second release, The Undertakers wanted ‘Money’ as the ‘A’ side but Pye made ‘What About Us’ the ‘A’ side, they were allowed to choose the third record and released ‘Just A Little Bit’ which entered the charts. The fourth and final recording for Pye was ‘If You Don’t Come Back’ , it started to move up the charts but unfortunately this coincided with the annual holidays for the record producing plant so no more copies were pressed making it impossible for them to have a chart hit. Some time later, disillusioned with the British music scene, they decided to try their luck in America, Geoff Nugent remained in Liverpool. Jackie Lomax signed with Apple Records, but didn’t find success and moved to Los Angeles. Bugs Pemberton and Chris Huston settled in America, Chris became a successful record producer and recording studio designer. Brian Jones went on to play with various bands including Garry Glitter’s Glitter Band. Geoff Nugent, Jackie Lomax and Bugs Pemberton are sadly no longer with us, but Brian Jones keeps the flame alive with the current line-up featuring some of Liverpool’s finest musicians.
Take me to the Casbah THE CASBAH COFFEE CLUB 8 Haymans Green Liverpool L12 7JG E: roag@petebest.com T: 0151 280 3519
LIVERPOOL EXPRESS WITH BILLY KINSLEY THE UNDERTAKERS WITH BRIAN “SAX” JONES… KARL TERRY & THE CRUISERS ”THE SHEIK OF SHAKE”… THE CONNECTION (BEATLES TRIBUTE) WITH ROAG BEST… THE DIZZY MISS LIZZYS

FEATURING

BESTFEST 10

THE PETE BEST BAND
STARRING…
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HUFFMAN AND SPENCE

KARL TERRY & THE CRUISERS

Performing since 1957 “The Sheik of Shake” is still going strong at 76 years young, His energetic gymnastic performances put the “Yoof” to shame. Still Rockin’ around the world, Karl is a regular in Hamburg where is regarded as one of the “Gods” of Rock ’n’ Roll. Karl puts his everlasting energy down to lots and beer and at least 20 ciggies a day. Karl’s roots are firmly in the Pre-Beatles era of Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll playing the songs of Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. Karl was part of probably the greatest rock ‘n’ Roll band ever one night at the Litherland Town Hall when Karl got together with The Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best) and Gerry & The Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden, Les Maguire, Freddie Marsden) for a special night of music.

THE  CONNECTION (BEATLES TRIBUTE)

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 TICKETS 27.50 Casbah Coffee Club 8 Haymans Green West Derby Village Liverpool L12 7JG Slowdown - The Pete Best Band

Doors Open 5 p.m

LIVERPOOL EXPRESS

Licensed Bar and Food available

DIZZY MISS LIZZYS

Karl’s first Gig

You may recognise a member of the Lizzys from his days as the lead guitarist of

The Prodigy-Gizz Butt. When Gizz isn’t being a Fire Starter he sometimes has fun

with the Lizzys indulging one of his other passions the Beatles. Worth watching to

see him in a Beatles suit.

Every Man Must Have A Dream - Liverpool Express

In 1975 Billy Kinsley and three friends he had been playing soccer with over the years, Roger Scott Craig, Tony Coates, and Derek Cashin, joined together to create Liverpool Express. The songwriting partnership of Billy and Roger developed when they started getting together in a small rehearsal room at the Bluecoat Chambers in down town Liverpool to write and arrange some of the bands early material. Before long the band recorded their first album Tracks produced by their manager Hal Carter who had personally managed many other successful musical acts including Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Marty Wilde, Brenda Lee, and Johnny Burnette. Hal negotiated a recording deal for the band with Warner Brothers Records and within a matter of six months they had several hit records across Europe including You Are My Love, Every Man Must Have a Dream, Dreamin”, Smile and Hold Tight”. But their greatest success came in South America where they scored three consecutive Top Ten hits and toured in 1977, one of the first bands to play in the huge sport stadiums in Brazil. Arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport, the band was greeted by thousands of hysterical fans. “It was quite a shock for us to be welcomed to Brazil by so many screaming fans. In fact, we thought someone famous was on our flight and we had no clue what was going on”, said Billy Kinsley about the experience. The bands success continued when they toured with Rod Stewart throughout Europe and in 1978 Prince Charles specifically requested that Liverpool Express perform for him at a Royal Gala Performance held at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. The band were introduced to the Prince and photographed with him before the show. A second album Dreamin, was released and in late 1978 drummer Pete Kircher joined the band and participated in the recording of the third album LEX which was produced by Tommy Boyce and Richard Hartley. The cover of this album featured the soon-to-be-famous model Jerry Hall who later married Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Liverpool Express continued to tour, appear on the major TV shows of that era (such as Top of the Pops, Supersonic and Its a Knockout), participate in a multitude of charity events, and play at major venues throughout England, Scandinavia, and Europe. In 1979, another soccer friend, drummer John Ryan, joined the band in place of Pete Kircher who departed to work with Status Quo. In the early 80s, Liverpool guitarist Kenny Parry joined the band, Roger emigrated to America and John Ryan never returned home to England after touring down under in Australia. Billy and Kenny continued working together with Dave Goldberg on keyboards and Brian Rawling on drums and released the single So What in 1983. Brian, who now lives in America, went on to produce Chers mega-hit Believe as well as Now That You’re Gone for Mike & the Mechanics and Ricky Martins Private Emotion. Roger, who currently operates his own music production company in California, has achieved great success with bands such as Fortune, Harlan Cage and 101 South. Billy, who still lives in his home-town of Liverpool, continues to tour with The Merseybeats who have been named the most popular 60s touring band for four years in a row by English fans. He owns and operates Fedora Street Studios where he has recorded CDs for the Cavern Club Class of 64, Radio Merseyside and The Pete Best Band. In an interview with the BBC in 1991, Paul McCartney, one of Billy’s old friends from the early Cavern Club days, picked You Are My Love as one of his all-time favourite songs quite a tribute for the band coming from one of the greatest songwriters of all time.  The current line-up comprises of: Billy Kinsley (bass guitar, vocals); Kenny Parry (guitar, vocals); Dave Goldberg (keyboards, vocals) and Dave’s son, Adam on drums.
1964 Compilation - The Undertakers
Cigarettes, Cold Beer & Sexy Ladies
Who are “The Connection”? Roag Best is unique in Beatles History. He is the only person in the world that can make the claim to the fact that his brother played in the Beatles and his father was Neil Aspinall the Managing Director of Apple who worked for the Fab Four for more than forty years A seasoned performer in his own right, Roag is no stranger to the genre and is among a handful of artists who can claim to have toured the world alongside a Beatle, brother Pete. Roag has recorded five albums, written the best seller “The True Beginnings” and has produced a documentary “Best Of The Beatles” He is the proud owner of the Casbah Coffee Club, one of the few authentic Beatles venues remaining in the world. A dynamic drummer himself, Roag founded The Beatles Connection concentrating on the BIG Beatles production numbers rarely heard live, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields, All You Need Is Love. It goes without saying all the old Beatles favourites are included in this spectacular sound and visual experience. A Must See for Beatles fans everywhere. The Beatles Connection…waiting to take you away on a roller coaster ride back to those diamond days of the Beatles years  
BUY TICKETS £27.50 each Only a limited number of tickets are available. All previous shows were sold out, so order as soon as possible.
Take me to the Casbah THE CASBAH COFFEE CLUB 8 Haymans Green Liverpool L12 7JG E: roag@petebest.com T: 0151 280 3519

THE UNDERTAKERS 60S LEGENDS

BUY TICKETS 27.50 each Only a limited number of tickets are available. All previous shows were sold out, so order as soon as possible.
Take me to the Casbah THE CASBAH COFFEE CLUB 8 Haymans Green Liverpool L12 7JG E: roag@petebest.com T: 0151 280 3519
STARRING…

THE UNDERTAKERS featuring BRIAN “SAX” JONES

One of Liverpool’s most iconic bands featuring founder member Brian “Sax” Jones who is regarded as one of the world’s best Sax players.
Directions to the Casbah

Doors Open 5 p.m

BESTFEST 10

LIVERPOOL EXPRESS WITH BILLY KINSLEY THE UNDERTAKERS WITH BRIAN “SAX” JONES… KARL TERRY & THE CRUISERS”THE SHEIK OF SHAKE” THE CONNECTION (BEATLES TRIBUTE) WITH ROAG BEST… THE DIZZY MISS LIZZYS

FEATURING

THE PETE BEST BAND
STARRING…
SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 TICKETS 27.50 Casbah Coffee Club 8 Haymans Green West Derby Village Liverpool L12 7JG

Licensed bar and Food available

LIVERPOOL EXPRESS

In 1975 Billy Kinsley and three friends he had been playing soccer with over the years, Roger Scott Craig, Tony Coates, and Derek Cashin, joined together to create Liverpool Express. The songwriting partnership of Billy and Roger developed when they started getting together in a small rehearsal room at the Bluecoat Chambers in down town Liverpool to write and arrange some of the bands early material. Before long the band recorded their first album Tracks produced by their manager Hal Carter who had personally managed many other successful musical acts including Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Marty Wilde, Brenda Lee, and Johnny Burnette. Hal negotiated a recording deal for the band with Warner Brothers Records and within a matter of six months they had several hit records across Europe including You Are My Love, Every Man Must Have a Dream, Dreamin”, Smile and Hold Tight”. But their greatest success came in South America where they scored three consecutive Top Ten hits and toured in 1977, one of the first bands to play in the huge sport stadiums in Brazil. Arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport, the band was greeted by thousands of hysterical fans. “It was quite a shock for us to be welcomed to Brazil by so many screaming fans. In fact, we thought someone famous was on our flight and we had no clue what was going on”, said Billy Kinsley about the experience. The bands success continued when they toured with Rod Stewart throughout Europe and in 1978 Prince Charles specifically requested that Liverpool Express  perform for him at a Royal Gala Performance held at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. The band were introduced to the Prince and photographed with him before the show. A second album Dreamin, was released and in late 1978 drummer Pete Kircher joined the band and participated in the recording of the third album LEX which was produced by Tommy Boyce and Richard Hartley. The cover of this album featured the soon-to-be-famous model Jerry Hall who later married Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Liverpool Express continued to tour, appear on the major TV shows of that era (such as Top of the Pops, Supersonic and Its a Knockout), participate in a multitude of charity events, and play at major venues throughout England, Scandinavia, and Europe. In 1979, another soccer friend, drummer John Ryan, joined the band in place of Pete Kircher who departed to work with Status Quo. In the early 80s, Liverpool guitarist Kenny Parry joined the band, Roger emigrated to America and John Ryan never returned home to England after touring down under in Australia. Billy and Kenny continued working together with Dave Goldberg on keyboards and Brian Rawling on drums and released the single So What in 1983. Brian, who now lives in America, went on to produce Cher’s mega-hit Believe as well as Now That Youre Gone for Mike & the Mechanics and Ricky Martins Private Emotion. Roger, who currently operates his own music production company in California, has achieved great success with bands such as Fortune, Harlan Cage and 101 South. Billy, who still lives in his home town of Liverpool, continues to tour with The Merseybeats who have been named the most popular 60s touring band for four years in a row by English fans. He owns and operates Fedora Street Studios where he has recorded CDs for the Cavern Club Class of 64, Radio Merseyside and The Pete Best Band. In an interview with the BBC in 1991, Paul McCartney, one of Billy’s old friends from the early Cavern Club days, picked You Are My Love as one of his all-time favourite songs quite a tribute for the band coming from one of the greatest songwriters of all time.  The current line-up comprises of: Billy Kinsley (bass guitar, vocals); Kenny Parry (guitar, vocals); Dave Goldberg (keyboards, vocals) and Dave’s son, Adam on drums.

Every Man Must Have A Dream - Liverpool Express

THE UNDERTAKERS - 60’S LEGENDS

 1964 Compilation- The Undertakers

HUFFMAN AND SPENCE

KARL TERRY & THE CRUISERS

Performing since 1957 “The Sheik of Shake” is still going strong at 76 years young, His energetic gymnastic performances put the “Yoof” to shame. Still Rockin’ around the world, Karl is a regular in Hamburg where is regarded as one of the “Gods” of Rock ’n’ Roll. Karl puts his everlasting energy down to lots and beer and at least 20 ciggies a day. Karl’s roots are firmly in the Pre-Beatles era of Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll playing the songs of Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. Karl was part of probably the greatest rock ‘n’ Roll band ever one night at the Litherland Town Hall when Karl got together with The Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best) and Gerry & The Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden, Les Maguire, Freddie Marsden) for a special night of music.

Karl’s first Gig

Cigarettes, Cold Beer &Sexy Ladies

THE  CONNECTION (BEATLES TRIBUTE)

DIZZY MISS LIZZYS

You may recognise a member of the Lizzys from his days as the lead guitarist of

The Prodigy-Gizz Butt. When Gizz isn’t being a Fire Starter he sometimes has fun

with the Lizzys indulging one of his other passions the Beatles. Worth watching to

see him in a Beatles suit.

Who are “The Connection”? Roag Best is unique in Beatles History. He is the only person in the world that can make the claim to the fact that his brother played in the Beatles and his father was Neil Aspinall the Managing Director of Apple who worked for the Fab Four for more than forty years A seasoned performer in his own right, Roag is no stranger to the genre and is among a handful of artists who can claim to have toured the world alongside a Beatle, brother Pete. Roag has recorded five albums, written the best seller “The True Beginnings” and has produced a documentary “Best Of The Beatles” He is the proud owner of the Casbah Coffee Club, one of the few authentic Beatles venues remaining in the world. A dynamic drummer himself, Roag founded The Beatles Connection concentrating on the BIG Beatles production numbers rarely heard live, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields, All You Need Is Love. It goes without saying all the old Beatles favourites are included in this spectacular sound and visual experience. A Must See for Beatles fans everywhere. The Beatles Connection…waiting to take you away on a roller coaster ride back to those diamond days of the Beatles years
Slowdown - The Pete Best Band
The Undertakers, originally hailed from Wallasey (over the River Mersey from Liverpool), worked all the Merseyside ‘Jive Hives’, building up a reputation as a powerhouse group. Their repertoire of US hit releases included various elements of Soul, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll. They invested the money from  gigs into equipment and are believed to be the first group in the country with an all Gibson guitar line-up and also the first to use a 100 watt P.A.  After some early personnel changes the settled line up was Jackie Lomax - Bass Guitar/Vocals, Brian Jones - Sax/Vocals, Geoff Nugent - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Chris Huston - Lead Guitar/Vocals and Bugs Pemberton – Drums.   The Undertakers signed with Pye records in 1963 who failed to capture their stage excitement on record. Along with the Beatles and the Big Three, they were considered the best ‘Hard Rockers’ around. The groups of Merseyside knew what music teenagers wanted to hear but the London A&R men, with no idea of how to appeal to them, insisted on telling the groups what to record. Pye, in particular Tony Hatch, made Mashed Potatoes’ the ‘B’ side of their debut disc with ‘Everybody Loves A Lover’ the ‘A’ side. For their second release, The Undertakers wanted Money’ as the ‘A’ side but Pye made ‘What About Us’ the ‘A’ side, they were allowed to choose the third record and released ‘Just A Little Bit which entered the charts. The fourth and final recording for Pye was ‘If You Don’t Come Back’ , it started to move up the charts but unfortunately this coincided with the annual holidays for the record producing plant so no more copies were pressed making it impossible for them to have a chart hit. Some time later, disillusioned with the British music scene, they decided to try their luck in America, Geoff Nugent remained in Liverpool. Jackie Lomax signed with Apple Records, but didn’t find success and moved to Los Angeles. Bugs Pemberton and Chris Huston settled in America, Chris became a successful record producer and recording studio designer. Brian Jones went on to play with various bands including Garry Glitter’s Glitter Band. Geoff Nugent, Jackie Lomax and Bugs Pemberton  are sadly no longer with us, but Brian Jones keeps the flame alive with the current line-up featuring some of Liverpool’s finest musicians.
Cigarettes, Cold Beer & Sexy Ladies