JOHN Lennon’s sister Julia Baird is warning music fans to ‘get ready to dance’ when The Mersey Beatles hit the stage at Salisbury City Hall in November.

After sold out shows in the USA, Asia and Europe, the world renowned Liverpool-born tribute band are now retracing The Beatles’ footsteps on their ‘Get Back UK Tour’ which visits the same towns, cities and original venues the Fab Four rocked in the 1960s.

The Beatles performed to 1,600 screaming fans at Salisbury City Hall in June 1963 as Beatlemania took hold of the nation.

To celebrate both The Beatles’ music and the British towns that helped shape their world-changing Rock ‘n’ Roll sound, The Mersey Beatles will play a show at City Hall on Saturday, November 24 as part of their 17-date UK tour.

The two-hour show will not only see the band play the very same songs John, Paul, George and Ringo performed at the venue in 1963 but they will chart the Fab Four’s full career through songs from across all their albums.

Julia Baird, who first saw older brother John Lennon and his band perform for her in her kitchen at home in the 1950s and is a director of Liverpool’s world famous Cavern Club, said: “It’s going to be a brilliant show in Salisbury. The Mersey Beatles are a fantastic band who nail the sound of The Beatles. I’ve known them for the best part of 20 years and they recreate The Beatles atmosphere wonderfully.

“The audience will have a great time and I’m sure the good people of Wiltshire will not be constrained by their seats on the night as The Mersey Beatles have that brilliant ability to get people up on their feet dancing. John would have loved that!”

Formed in Liverpool in 1999, The Mersey Beatles – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) – were the resident Beatles’ tribute band at The Cavern for more than a decade and have now toured the world many times over.

Tickets are on sale from the City Hall box office, online at or telephone: 01722 434434.