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