About Us

We Are the Quarrymen

We are a musical group and we call ourselves The Quarrymen. We all live in or near Liverpool which is a big city with a port in the north of England.

We started in the summer of 1956. We are all friends and four of us (John, Rod, Pete and Eric) go to the same school – Quarry Bank High School which is a grammar school in Liverpool. A fifth member (Len) goes to a rival grammar school – the Liverpool Institute – but he’s a good mate so we let him play with us anyway! And our sixth member (Colin) has just left school and is now working as an apprentice upholsterer.

We play a variety of music including skiffle, rock ‘n’ roll, country, western. See Our Music for more details about the songs and other musicians we like. At the moment we’re having a bit of a debate in the group as to what music to concentrate on. John and Len like the rock ‘n’ roll more. Rod and Eric prefer the skiffle tunes. Colin and Pete, being percussionists, are happy with either! Whichever the girls like most!

We play in all sorts of places around Woolton and Liverpool. Youth clubs, church socials, skiffle contests, private parties. Below is a list of our confirmed upcoming shows. And we’re also going to try and keep a list of some of the shows we’ve played in the past. (Just in case anyone is interested in the future!) Keep checking back for details of more shows.

 

Upcoming Shows

Saturday 16th November Liverpool - Stanley Abattoir Social Club
Friday 18th October Norris Green - New Clubmoor Hall (Conservative Club Social)
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Recent Shows

Saturday 16th November Liverpool - Stanley Abattoir Social Club
Friday 18th October Norris Green - New Clubmoor Hall (Conservative Club Social)
Wednesday 7th August Liverpool - The Cavern
Friday 19th July Liverpool - Private Party - Colin Hanton’s cousin’s wedding
Saturday 6th July Woolton - St. Peter’s Church Garden Fete (Afternoon)
Saturday 6th July Woolton - St. Peter’s Grand Dance (Evening)
Saturday 22nd June Liverpool – Rosebery Street (Celebrating Liverpool receiving Royal Charter 750 years ago - in 1207!)
Wednesday 19th June Liverpool – Empire - Carroll Levis’ Discoveries Show – Semi-Finals
Friday 14th June Liverpool - St. Barnabas’s Church Hall - Penny Lane
Wednesday 12th June Liverpool – The Cavern (Skiffle Session)