Known Beatleholic Neil Ainsby won't mind The Shakers opening for The Rapiers on 9 May in Amersham: "Wow, that's fantastic news, Greg! They're great!"
Perchance Merseyside stars foretold the spring pairing.
"When I was playing in Liverpool the other week," Neil adds, "I was strolling up the stairs of the new Cavern (having had a drink or two) and who was strolling down the stairs with a hi-hat cymbal clutched in his hand? Tony from The Shakers!
"We immediately arranged to meet in The Grapes (famous twixt-set haunt of The Beatles, with a famous corner preserved from the original Cavern era) and sat being Beatsters of no small repute!"