ambrose MoggThe History of MerseyCats

It is a number of years now since some of the original MerseyBeat era band members, together with their wives, roadies, promoters etc gathered for the first time to from what soon became known as Merseycats.john banks


The idea was first discussed at an event held at the New Montrose Club in Liverpool in 1988, by members of the Merseybeats. An event organised to commemorate the death of their ex-drummer John Banks. At a subsequent meeting that same year, at Penny Lane Wine Bar, Liverpool, the membership had grown to 40. Membership now encompasses the world.


Members are united by the happy, precious memories of the MerseyBeat boom days in the clubs and dance halls around Merseyside. We are also united in our determination to use our talents for the benefits of those Merseyside children ho do not have the chance which we ourselves had – it is our way of giving something back to Merseyside. This has become our main objective.


Merseycats consist mainly of current players and ex- members of many groups, some of whom were and still are household names.


In the sixties along with their wives, families, friends and supporters, the list of celebrities who have proudly taken up membership of what is now a genuine Good News Story from Merseyside is very impressive.


Stars who were part of the sixties scene now wear the exclusive Ambrose Mogg (THE ORIGINAL MERSEYCAT) membership pin with great pride.


Famous sons of the city, along with famous MerseyBeat personalities and adopted scousers from all over the world, wholeheartedly support MerseyCats work.


MerseyCats then is a body of musicians, ex-promoters, roadies etc which organises shows with the original MerseyBeat era bands to raise funds for sick, underprivileged and needy children in the whole of Merseyside.


MerseyCats is very proud that, by using our musical talents, much needed cash can be raised to help so many children’s charities.


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