Mersey Legends 60s Merseybeat band recreated ‘live’ early sounds of Merseybeat and loved being invited to perform at International Beatles Week. Each band member contributed many years of experience and professionalism. The band continued to impress and was always in demand. They were very proud to be top of the bill when the Cavern re-opened in 1967. Message from The Mersey Legends Sept 2020.
“As most of you already know the Mersey Legends band dissolved at the end of November (2020). The final official live date was on the 14th Nov at Heath and Reach. We would like to thank everybody for their support over the years. On the plus side Allen and Roland will be joining Stephane from Edison Lighthouse to reform 70s chart band Butterscotch, who had a hit with ‘Don’t You Know’ and wrote many hits for other artists. We are all really excited about this new project.”
Yanni the lead singer is originally from Liverpool where he played with his Liverpool band The Seftons. During the 60’s The Seftons performed at many well known venues. These included The Cavern Club, Liverpool (where they now have a brick in the Mathew St Wall Of Fame), St Georges Hall, The Adelphi Hotel and many others. Before The Seftons moved to London, they had their first record release in 1967 with CBS called “I Can See Through You”.
Yanni (guitar/vocals) is both proud and passionate about The Merseybeat sound. He was born in Liverpool in 1950 and he first played at the Cavern Club in 1964 with his band The Seftons.They went on to be very successful and recorded many singles. In 1997, a commemorative wall of fame was unveiled opposite The Cavern.
Allen: (bass/vocals) has enjoyed playing guitar at venues in the UK and abroad. He has supported The Wurzels, The Searchers and The Fortunes to name but a few. He especially enjoyed performing at Butlins Festivals of the 60s and loves working the cruise ships. Allen began playing guitar when he was eleven years old.
Dave: (drums). Dave started playing drums at 15 going to the same tutor as Mick Avery of The Kinks. In the 60s he formed a band called The Zodiacs playing venues all over the country. They even performed on the hit TV show Ready Steady Go and supported bands such as Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers.
Graham: (guitar and vocals). Well it would be easier to say Graham has been there, done that and got the T-shirt, which is pretty true. Graham started gigging in 1970 when he was just 16. In 1979 he moved to Preston and formed the band Cavern with Gary Gibson. They even had a minor hit with “No Reason To Cry”. Also available: The Liverpool Echoes (trio).
We look forward to receiving the promotional material for the new bands. Good luck boys!