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The Quarrymen in 2018:

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Valladolid - Spain Sat 17 Nov

The Quarrymen appeared at the Valladolid Beatleweek on Sat 17 November together with our old friends from La Coruna, The Funkles and Los Sargenpipers. The concert was the high spot of the whole week of Beatles related events in Valladolid, which is about 100 miles north of Madrid.

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Festival of Legends Mediterranean Cruise - Oct 22- 29

Rod Davis was one of the guests on the Pullmantur “Living Legends” cruise around the Mediterranean at the end of October. Other guests included Lonnie Donegan’s son Tony, former CEO of Apple Records Tony Bramwell, Beatles Hairdresser Leslie Cavendish, plus some fantastic tribute acts - a great Paul McCartney (Neil Tudor) & John Lennon (Vinny - Bootleg Lennon), Buddy Holly (Nick Walker) & Elvis Presley (Steve Halliday) and a Cilla Black in the shape of Vicky Jones, plus Beatle Tribute Band Abbey Road from Barcelona!

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Together with the Pete Best Band, the Quarrymen appeared at a party at the Hard Day’s Night Restaurant in Newcastle-under-Lyme at the beginning of September. Mastermind of the fantastic Beatle-themed decor is the owner, Mark Curran, seen here guesting on washboard during our “Rooftop Session”!

Newcastle-under-Lyme Sat 2 Sep

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Quarryman Rod Davis  appeared at the Estartit Beatles Weekend on the Costa Brava. As well as playing a few numbers on stage Rod also gave his talk (in Spanish) about Liverpool, Skiffle and the early days of the Quarrymen, which was accompanied by digital slides and the occasional song. Pic shows Rod receiving the “Beatlemaniac” award for 2018!

Estartit - Spain Sat 14 July

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Romstock Sat 9 June

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On Saturday 9 June the Quarrymen turned up at Romsley, a little village near Halesowen in the Midlands, to take part in their annual music festival – Romstock! The festival was started in a very small way seven years ago and just grew and grew, no doubt due to the great music and the friendly family atmosphere. This year however, as well as having the Quarrymen to top the bill, the festival was blessed with the first full day of blazing sunshine in its short history, which meant that a crowd of some 2,000 turned out to enjoy the occasion. The music ranged from an Elvis impersonator to selections from the musical “Grease”, and from punk to the Quarrymen.

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Here’s some great video courtesy of Dave Powell:

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On Saturday 16 June the Quarrymen made a trip to the seaside – to Southport – which in their younger days was a favourite destination for the St. Peter’s Sunday School annual day out. The occasion was the famous “Woodvale Rally”, a big charity event held in Victoria Park, the location for the Southport Flower Show. The Quarrymen were due to appear on the Entertainment Stage in a musical lineup which included The Blue Magnolia Jazz Orchestra and Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers. The weather however was less than kind and the crowds on the Saturday afternoon were seriously discouraged by the lashing rainstorm which appeared just as the Quarrymen went on stage. However by moving all their gear as far back as possible under the stage awning, it was possible to keep a large slice of the audience under cover. Mike Byrne of the Sunrockers sat in with us on piano and we thoroughly enjoyed playing our set. What a contrast to the previous Saturday at Romstock when the sun blistered down all afternoon!

Southport Sat 16 June

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Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Nite!

Saturday evening found the Quarrymen on their way back to the Wirral where they were due to play at the British Legion Hall in Heswall. Mike Byrne and his band had made the journey back from Southport and opened the evening with their Beatmasters set of 60’s favourites. Mike and his band play a regular monthly gig in Heswall and their supporters were out in force, looking forward to an evening of rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’! Then came the Quarrymen with Mike once again sitting in on piano. We played a 50 minute set which comprised all the significant numbers in the Quarrymen’s early history including “Rock Island Line”, “Come go with me”, “Putting on the Style”, “In spite of all the Danger”, “That’ll be the Day”, “Twenty Flight Rock” and many more. It was great to see so many people jiving away and enjoying our music. To finish the evening Mike and his band came back on stage to play their fantastic “Sunrockers” set of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. - Thanks to Beth for the photo!

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Other Quarrymen gigs played in 2018:

On  Monday January 15 2018 the Quarrymen played a gig at the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Hall in aid of the Merseyside charity - The League of  Welldoers. Also on the bill was an old friend, Mike Byrne with his group “The Beatmasters— plus a whole host of other Merseyside artistes. In  the absence of our own pianist, John Duff Lowe, Mike sat in on piano  with us. Photo shows the Quarrymen with the Beatmasters and compere Tony Ravel.

Philharmonic  Mon 15 Jan 2018