Welcome to The Liverpool Beat website, chronicling the history of UK Rock music from the golden era of Merseyside music of the 50s and 60s to the present day. Some say the roots of Rock 'n ' Roll lie purely in the deep south of the USA. That maybe true, but Liverpool in the 50s/60s was the centre of the new wave of music which formed the basis of "garage" and even heavy metal. Liverpool Beat takes you on a journey from those heady days of The Beatles into the 21st century with news, reviews and exclusive articles from the real world of rock music.
In the spirit of the charity Charlie Gallagher of The Bumblies and later the Cryin Shames with his lovely wife Lissa chose Merseycats as the venue to present a total of £2,400 to three charities, Derian House, Zoe's Place and Nugent Care. Introduced by MC Lee Curtis, Lissa and Charlie presented the cheques personally to each of the nominated charities.
The money was collected from guests at their wedding in August in lieu of wedding presents. Lissa and Charlie reminded us all of the importance of the musicians work for charity throughout the city. Congratulations to Lissa and Charlie, we wish you a long and happy marriage.