Gerry Sets The Pace at The Apex...
Make a musical journey through the life and times of a 1960s icon... Gerry Cross the Mersey is an evening with Gerry and the Pacemakers at The Apex on 31 August.
For some time Gerry & the Pacemakers were the Beatles nearest competitors in Britain. Managed, like the Beatles, by Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden and his band burst out of the gate with three consecutive number one UK hits in 1963, “How Do You Do It”, “I Like It”, and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
Gerry & the Pacemakers defined Merseybeat at its most entertaining, performing bouncy, catchy, and memorable tunes driven by rhythm guitar and Marsden’s chipper vocals.
Over the next few years, most of the Pacemakers subsequent hits were actually written by Gerry Marsden, including “It’s All Right”, “I’m the One”, “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’” and “Ferry Cross the Mersey”(which was also the name of a film in which they starred).
The group disbanded in 1966 but was reformed by Gerry in 1974. Another grand tour took place in 1993 to mark 30 years of Gerry & The Pacemakers. “I love being on stage performing for people all over the world” said Gerry, smiling that cheeky smile that has become one of his trademarks over the years “I get paid for enjoying myself!”
Gerry Cross The Mersey is a journey down memory lane, with Gerry performing all the great songs from his repertoire interspersed with stories and anecdotes from his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s, his days on the road, and right up to the present. Gerry says that he loves performing this show as it affords him the opportunity to really connect with his audience.
An Evening with Gerry and the Pacemakers is at The Apex on Wednesday 31 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20.50. For more information, or to book, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk.