Concert Review: The Mersey Beatles w/ Julia Baird at Sellersville Theater

Mersey Beatles

How lucky are we?  An old friend of my husband’s invited us to join him and his wife to see The Mersey Beatles at the Sellersville Theater.  AND Julia Baird (John Lennon’s half sister) was there to introduce the band, sell her book “Imagine This” and do a meet & greet!  I reviewed Julia’s book last year and gave it four Beetles.  You can read that review here.  Also, I did talk with Julia about the book I’m reading for next weeks review…but you’ll have to wait until next week to find out her opinion.

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The Mersey Beatles are just another Beatles tribute band.  These guys all are childhood friend who were born in Liverpool.  Sound familiar?  After realizing that they were never going to make it big as band and that they always got a great response when they covered songs by the Fab Four, they decided to create their own tribute band in 1999.  In 2002, they became the resident Beatles Tribute band at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and remained so for 10 years!

WP_20160512_019[1]So what makes this band stand out?  They do go through 3 costume changes with the early suits, then Sgt. Pepper’s and ending with Abbey Road dress.  They bring just enough on stage banter in their natural Scouse accents without over doing it and losing the audience in some silly over rehearsed skit.  At the same time, they will talk with the audience (they thanked the people who yelled out that they were killing it!) and they take requests.  And some of their harmonies are really going to wow you!

All in all, this was a great experience.  And I’m glad I got to see this band for the debut American tour.  Though they’re are probably boarding a plane right now to return to Liverpool, they will be returning WITH JULIA to the U.S. this July for a tour of the midwest!  And for that reason…

I rate this concert, 4 out of 4 Beetles!

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7 responses to “Concert Review: The Mersey Beatles w/ Julia Baird at Sellersville Theater

  1. I highly recommend that you review The Fab Four Beatles tribute band. They are outstanding! They have a show scheduled in Jim Thorpe, PA on June 5th. Here’s a link to their website: http://thefabfour.com/.

  2. Not sure how far away you live, but I can tell you The Fab Four are worth the trip! I usually travel over 200 miles to see them, and it’s worth every mile! The reason I suggested the review — aside from the fact that The Fab Four are an incredible Beatles tribute band — is because I noticed that Jim Thorpe is only 50 miles from Sellersville. Figured that might make it doable for you. But, of course, not knowing where you’d be traveling from, I realize you could be farther away than it seems.

    If you aren’t able to make it this time, I sure hope you’ll be able to catch their show soon. I have a very strong feeling that when you finally do see them, you’ll wish you’d discovered them much, much sooner! They are one of the top Beatles tribute bands in the world!

  3. Sellersville Theater shows never disappoint! My favorite tribute band to see there is Almost Queen!

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