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World Famous Tribute Band Made In Liverpool return for Beatles Fest 2019 on Sunday 10 February

56 years ago in February 1963 The Beatles brought their Cavern Club show to Birmingham for the first time when they made their legendary appearance at King's Heath's old Ritz Ballroom next to the Hare and Hounds. Now history will repeat itself when the current Cavern Club resident band Made in Liverpool bring their show to the Hare and Hounds on Sunday 10 February to conclude a unique one day celebration of this historic event.

The Ritz Ballroom was one of four venues run by Irish Couple Ma and Pa Regan in the 1960's. Originally scheduled to appear in January, The Beatles had been prevented by blizzard like conditions from getting to the Ritz from another of the Regans' venues - the Plaza at Old Hill. When they did make it on 15 February, they had just got to No. 1 in the charts with Please, Please Me and had to enter the rear of the venue from Milford Place by a ladder!

From 3 pm to 6 pm a great selection of local musicians will perform their favourite Beatles songs in a special pre-Valentine's Day All You Need Is Love session at Fletchers Bar. Expect a range of musical styles including the jazz soul of Blue Silk, the acoustic sounds of  Acoustic Sunset, the folk rock of Mr Apollo, the legendary Eggmen, multi instrumentalist Roger Reed and singer songwriters Matilda Pratt  and Peters plays Lennon.

At 7 pm doors will then open at the Hare and Hounds for an evening conceert by top Beatles tribute band Made In Liverpool to conclude Beatles Fest 2018.

Born and bred in Liverpool the band perform at venues world-wide with recent performances being as far afield as Russia, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Europe and the Far East

Originally named The Fab Four they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the Cavern when it re-opened and are mentioned in music writer and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh’s book ‘The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World’. And they still continue to play at the Cavern on a regular basis.

Their performance as The Beatles has been described as unique, uncontrived, exciting and mind blowing!

All the members of the band are accomplished musicians and several have appeared in musical productions about The Beatles at the legendary Liverpool Everyman Theatre and throughout the UK.

Expect to hear over one and a half hours of The Beatles Greatest Hits.

Tickets for the Beatles All You Need Is Love Session at Fletchers cost £5 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe or £5 + Booking Fee from

£6 on the door if any are left.
First 30 Tickets for Made in Liverpool at the Hare & Hounds cost £8 + Booking Fee (then £10 + Booking Fee) from
Any remaining tickets will cost £12 on the door
Please note there is seating at Fletchers but tickets guarantee admission and not a seat so  get there early if you want a seat.
The Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing and dancing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom.
Doors Open at 7pm. 1st Set starts 7.45 pm, Interval at 8.30 pm, 2nd Set starts 8.55 pm, Show Ends 10 pm. 
 
Award Winning Dark Side Of The Wall return to headline Pink Floyd Fest on Sunday 2nd December

Award winning Pink Floyd tribute Dark Side Of The Wall return to the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 2nd December to headline our 51st Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd's iconic performance at King's Heath's now burnt down Ritz Ballroom next door to the Hare & Hounds.

Still fronted at that time by the charismatic Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's appearance in December 1967 came shortly after the release of their second single See Emily Play and their first album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

Now they have become one of the most bestselling and influential groups of all time and were last year the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From 3 pm to 6 pm a great selection of local musicians including a sreformed Peters & Dog, Brum Radio's Layla Tutt, Joey Smith, Tim Walkerdine and Graham Kay's Mutual Aid will perform their favourite Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett songs at Fletchers Bar on York Road.

Tickets cost £4 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe

or £4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/453068

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.

At 7 pm doors will then open at the Hare & Hounds opposite for the return of the award winning tribute band Dark Side Of The Wall after last year's sold out show. Expect to hear a great selection of Pink Floyd songs from their extensive back catalogue performed by a fantastic tribute band who regularly play major sold out events throughout the whole country.

Don't miss out on an amazing 2.5 hour full lighting show starting at 7.45 pm to commemorate a truly historic event.

Advance Tickets cost £8 from Kitchen Garden Cafe or £8 + Booking Fee from www.skiddle.com/e/13143744

Any remaining tickets will cost £10 on the door

Please note that the Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom

Click on the link below to listen to Dark Side Of The Wall's promotional video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=h88Td5wE2r4
 
Award Winning Out Of The Shadows return to Fletchers on Sunday 11 November

Come to the eagerly awaited return to King's Heath's Fletchers Bar of the award winning West Midlands group Out of The Shadows after their previous performances have had the audience dancing in every conceivable space! They will be supported by 16 year old singing sensation Matilda Pratt.

Expect to hear over 2 hours of great rock'n'roll music from Out Of The Shadows featuring some of the greatest vocal hits from the late 1950's onwards including Eddie Cochran's “Summertime Blues”, Cliff Richard's “I Could Easily Fall In Love With You” and Dire Straits' ”Walk Of Life” along with a string of top instrumental hits including The Shadows' “Apache” , “Wonderful Land” and “Cavatina – Theme From The Deer Hunter” and Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross".

Hailing from Stourbridge, they have regularly been voted Top Club Act by regional club entertainment officers and audience members.

If you have not seen them before, don't miss out again on another great Lazy Sunday Afternoon's entertainment brought to you by King's Heath Walk Of Fame.

Advance Tickets cost £4 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe or £4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/451422.

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.

Support will be provided by 16 year old singer/songwriter Matilda Pratt who went down a storm at our Rolling Stones Fest in September and who will be performing a mixture of originals and covers.

 
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