The Cavernites are a professional Four piece Sixties/Beatles tribute band from Liverpool, who perform a tribute show that recreates the vibrant sounds and atmosphere of the Swinging Sixties.
The band take their name from the fan club members of The Cavern Club in Liverpool, the most famous club in the world, the club that saw the birth of The Beatles and showcased all the top bands during the Sixties.
Britain in 1962, and especially Liverpool, was a place where the Rock n’ Roll of the fifties had been fused with American R’n’B by the local beat groups, to create a raw, high-energy brand of music which was honed in sweaty pubs and clubs, such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and The Kaiserkeller, Indra and Star clubs in Hamburg.
The Cavernites re-create those days and the birth of what became known as Mersey Beat or The Liverpool or Mersey Sound a musical style that took the UK by storm, influencing countless groups across the country.
The Cavernites recreate this era performing classic hits from groups like The Beatles, The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Mersey’s, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and many other hit groups from the Sixties.
The Cavernites bring The Sixties back to life, taking the audience on a Magical Musical History Tour, through One of the greatest musical decades of all time, it's a fast and vibrant show, designed to get everyone dancing along.
The Cavernites are an accurate live recreation of a Sixties pop group during the Beatlemania years as seen on shows like 'Ready Steady Go’ and ’Top of the Pops' authentically recreating not only the look but the live sound of the bands they perform, bring back the vibrancy and passion of the original bands and transporting the audience right back to the Sixties.
The Cavernites use original instruments from the period, names like Rickenbacker, Epiphone, Gibson, and the famous Hofner Violin Beatle Bass, together with a Ludwig drum kit, they also use original amplifiers, names such as Marshal and Vox. The Sixties look is completed by the use of original stage clothes including the classic Sixties style thin lapelled suits, narrow leg trousers, White button down collared shirts, thin ties and the famous Cuban heeled Black Beatle boots.
The Cavernites have performed their unique show all over the UK and abroad, in 2008 for Liverpool’s capitol of culture year they were asked to perform an outdoor show on a floating stage at Liverpool’s Albert Dock to over 30,000 Beatles fans on the August bank holiday Monday.
In 2010 The Cavernites performed Ten sell out performances at The International Beatles festival in Liverpool at the legendary Cavern club, performing on the famous Cavern wall stage and also the Cavern Live Lounge stage, the very same stage that Paul McCartney performed on, on his return to the Cavern in 1999.
In 2011 The Cavernites performed at the Irish Beatles festival in Moville performing headline gigs both on outdoor and indoor stages throughout the Five day event, they also headlined alongside some of the UK's top tribute bands at this years Glastonferry event to a sell out audience.They also returned for a Second year in a row to the International Beatleweek festival in Liverpool performing headline gigs at The Adelphi Hotel on the main ballroom stage during the festival. As well as reqular trips throughout the year down the Cavern stairs to perform at the legendary Cavern club, in June 2011 they also played to 1,625 people in North Wales' biggest theatre, Venue Cymru in LLandudno.
In 2012 they took their show to major festivals in England, Scotland and Ireland, and once again returned to The birthplace of Beatlemania the annual Beatleweek festival in Liverpool, as well performances on BBC radio and making their television debut on Sky tv.
In 2013, The Cavernites will be taking a specular new Theatre show for a three month summer season in Blackpool and appearances in theaters across the UK.
"SIXTIESMANIA" is a multi media live show, taking the audience on a Magical Musical History Tour through the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.
The Cavernites are also performing at major Sixties weekends across the UK held at the Pontins holiday centres as well as other major events including a return for a fourth consecutive year the annual Liverpool Beatleweek festival.
The Cavernites are available for any type of function, from corporate entertainment to private parties, hotels, holiday centres, outdoor festivals, social clubs, live music venues, and theatres.
The Cavernites are a fully professional group whose members have a wide range of experience performing in the tribute band world, two members have been former members of top Beatles tribute bands portraying John Lennon, and George Harrison, because of this pedigree the boys perform a show that is the best of both worlds as well as having that Beatle look and sound and using authentic Beatles instruments, the audience also gets classic hits from many other great acts of the Sixties, all performed with the passion and vibrancy of the original groups, performed totally live, The Cavernite's show is more than just a tribute, it's the closest you can get to going back to the Sixties!.
For a great night of Sixties nostalgia, performing classic numbers from both the Liverpool and British Beat groups of the Sixties, classic hits in a fun packed, fast and vibrant show let The Cavernites take you back to the beginnings of the Swinging Sixties and the birth of Beatlemania.