In the early sixties, Gerry and the Pacemakers worked the same Liverpool/Hamburg circuit as the Beatles and many other groups before being signed in 1962 by manager Brian Epstein, as his second group after the Beatles.
The following year, under the direction of producer George Martin, they burst on the scene with three consecutive No.1 hits –“How Do You Do It”, “I Like It” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – proving themselves serious competitors to the Beatles. 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”(also the name of a film in which they starred).
“Gerry Cross the Mersey” comes to the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe this month and is a journey down memory lane with Gerry performing all the great songs from his repertoire interspersed with stories and anecdotes from his days on the road. Gerry says, “I simply love performing this show as it gives me the opportunity to really connect with my audience.”
Gerry and his band will be at the Spa Pavilion on Friday 15th April from 7.30pm. To get your tickets to see this nostalgic and uplifting show call the Box Office on 01394 284962 or book on line 24 hours a day via www.felixstowespa.co.uk It promises to be a wonderful show and like Gerry himself, continues to be in great demand all over the world. Tickets from £18.