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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  Acoustica, the folk rock of Mr Apollo, the legendary Eggmen and singer songwriters, Matilda Pratt,Tim Walkerdine 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
 
Europe's No.1 Tribute Band The Stones headline RollKing Stones Fest on 30 September

Europe's leading Rolling Stones tribute band The Stones return to the Hare & Hounds after their sensational show last year in a concert to conclude King's Heath's 55th Anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones first ever appearance in Birmingham at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom.

Our day long RollKing Stones Fest will take place on Sunday 30 September starting with an Afternoon Session featuring top local musicians at Fletchers Bar from 3p.m. to 6 p.m and ending with The Stones performing a two hour show at  7.45 p.m. at the Hare & Hounds next door to the old ballroom.

Formed in London in 1962 by Brian Jones after he met up with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards who had been childhood friends, the Rolling Stones started out as a blues group taking their name from the title of a song by Muddy Waters. For the whole of 1962 they played exclusively in the London area. But all that changed on 7 June 1963 after they released their first single a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On". Just a few months later on 14 September 1963 they played one of their first ever gigs outside London and their first ever in Birmingham at King's Heath's Ritz Ballroom. Joining Brian, Mick and Keith on the tiny stage were Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. The day after they returned to London to play at the Great Pop Prom at the Royal Albert Hall! When they next returned to Birmingham they played the much larger Town Hall and Hippodrome before going on to become the world's greatest Rock and Roll Band in the world selling over 200 million albums.

From 3 to 6 pm a fantastic line-up of great local musicians will perform their interpretations of classic Rolling Stones songs at Fletchers Bar & Eatery. including Acoustica, Acoustic Sunset, Goodall, Layla Tutt, Matilda Pratt, Mr Apollo,Harmonica Bob & Oz and 2 Stoned!

From 7.45 pm The Stones will bring to the stage at the  Hare & Hounds all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert in a serious tribute to their music in a sensational climax to the One Day Mini Festival

Their repertoire covers songs from all periods of the Rolling Stones career, but the majority of songs are from the 1960's and 70's

Don't miss this unique event to commemorate the greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World's Birmingham debut.

"... history repeating itself" (Playhouse, Whitley Bay)

" The Rolling Stones, recreated to absolute perfection" (Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield)

First 30 Tickets for the evening concert cost just £7.70 (then £9.90) from www.skiddle.com/e/13143772

Tickets are also available for £9 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe.

£12 on the door.

Tickets for the afternoon session at Fletchers cost £4 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe,

£4.40 fromwww.wegottickets.com/event/443051

£5 on the door.

Advance Ticket sales close at 1 p.m on Sunday 30 Sept.

Don't leave it to the last moment and pay more on the door! You really don't want to miss out on this special celebration of the day in 1963 that King's Heath first got stoned!!!

Please note that there is seating at Fletchers but tickets guarantee admission not a seat so come early if you want to be seated.

The Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing and dancing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom.

ABOVE: The Rolling Stones photographed at the Royal Albert Hall on 15 September 1963 the day after they made their Birmingham debut at the Ritz Ballroom.

 
The Mersey Beatles return to the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 10 June after last year's sold out show

ABOVE: The Mersey Beatles at last year's sold out Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Show


King's Heath Walk Of Fame are delighted to present the return of The Mersey Beatles to the Hare & Hounds after last year's sold out Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary show. This year's show will celebrate "50 Years of Revolution" with highlights from The Beatles White Album and also the 55th Anniversary of The Beatles final appearance in 1963 at the now burnt down Ritz Ballroom next door to the Hare & Hounds on York Road.

The Mersey Beatles appearance will come shortly after they have completed a major 12 date U.S.A. tour.

Described by the British Beatles Fan Cub as 'the Best Beatles tribute band', The Mersey Beatles were all born and grew up in Liverpool. They were the resident band at the legendary Cavern Club for over 10 years and now regularly tour throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

John Lennon's sister Julia Baird comparing them to other Beatles tribute bands said 'The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I've heard ... and I've heard them all'.

A British Beatles Fan Club review said 'The quality of the music was superb with each song reproduced in the original key with spot-on harmonies and perfect guitar solos that had the audience marvelling at the sheer quality of the talent on view'.

Joe Flannery, Brian Epstein's assistant, said 'When I saw them in The Cavern they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was like listening to The Beatles again'.

Tonight's concert will include sections to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the White Album and the songs The Beatles would have played in 1963 when they made their final appearance at the Ritz Ballroom plus a great selection of their greatest hits.

Doors open 7 pm

On Stage 7.45 pm

Please note that the Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom where you can stand just a few feet from the stage

First 30 Advance tickets cost £12 + BF and then £15 + BF from

www.skiddle.com/e/13143730

Advance Tickets are also available for £15 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe.


 
Girls On Top at Fletchers on Sunday 15 April

ABOVE: Dusty Springfield performed at the Ritz Ballroom on 9 January 1966 .

Girl singers were frequently on top of the 1960's pop charts.

Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black, Lulu and Helen Shapiro all had a string of hit singles and several of them appeared at King's Heath's old Ritz Ballroom.

When The Beatles first played the Ritz Ballroom they did so by taking a break from The Helen Shapiro Tour where they were only fourth on the bill!

Starting at 3 p.m. come and spend a great Lazy Sunday Afternoon at Fletchers listening to some top class female performers celebrate  the hits of the traiblazing women of the 1960's.

Advance Tickets cost £4 cash from the Kitchen Garden Cafe or

£4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/422150

Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.

 
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