If you walk down the steps of the World Famous Cavern Club on Mathew Street you’ll still hear the sounds of Rock ‘n’ Roll & Merseybeat played by the Caverns’ resident bands including the Cavern Club Beatles featuring the Coburn brothers, Jimmy & Tony, The Rockits & resident Merseybeat band The Shakers. You’ll hear rock ‘n’ roll standards, Merseybeat classics and occasionally original songs written in classic 60’s style as they perform to the ever changing audiences from around the globe.
ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS - THE ROCKITS
Side A - Introduction, Hound Dog, Folsom Prison Blues, No Particular Place To Go, Twenty Flight Rock, Johnny B Goode, Don't Be Cruel, Rock Around the Clock. Side B - We've Gotta Get Outta This Place, Lazy Sunday Afternoon, Don't Let Me Down, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Keep On Running, You Really Got Me, All Over Now
The Rockits hail from Preston but have been the Caverns’ 60’s/rock ‘n’ roll resident band for a number of years and on Friday/Sunday you can see them in the Cavern Club. In 2013, they were invited along with the Shakers to play the 'Abbey Road on the River' Beatles Festival in Louisville. Kentucky. While in the U.S.A. the band visited 706 Union Avenue, yes, Sun Studios, to record an album, for Elvis nut/lead singer/bass guitarist Chris Grindrod, it must have been a lifetime ambition.
The Rockits recorded twenty songs in a three hour session with engineer Matt Ross Spang, a number of the songs made up the resulting album 'One Night in Memphis'.
The CD is a terrific recording with a great 'live' sound, break downs, mistakes, studio banter but more importantly some brilliant versions of 50's & 60's classics! Chris Grindrod & Justin Crowe share lead vocal duties while Chris Hunt delivers some great rock 'n' roll guitar licks.
Side 'A' features a nod to the rock'n'roll greats, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochrane, Bill Haley & of course Elvis 'the King'! While on Side 'B' the Rockits 'smash' the 60's through Lazy Sunday Afternoon, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Keep On Running and more. If you're a fan of the Rockits it's the perfect CD to buy, listen to it then go and see them play the songs live at the Cavern Club!