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John Cross

Rhythm guitar and vocals. Born in Liverpool. Started playing in 1963 whilst still at school, a band aptly called ‘The Subject’, in 1967, John formed a new group called ‘Strawberry Fayre’ who were very popular in England and were support band to Mud, Sweet, Lindisfarne and The Fortunes. John left the band to follow a solo career as ‘John Paul Jnr’ a full-time Guitar Vocalist and toured as far north as the Shetlands and as far south as North Africa.  John formed a new group in the late 1990’s called The Copycats, after a chance meeting with Harry Prytherch, former drummer with Liverpool 60s group ‘The Remo 4’, they produced a show called ‘The Mersey Beat Story’ which was a hit on the theatre circuit and also appeared on the Billy Butler live T.V. Show.  He came out of Showbusiness to concentrate on his second love Photography, with his wife Carolyn they now own ‘Standish Photographic’.

Mick Cockayne

Bass guitar and vocals.  Mick comes from a very talented musical family his father was in a band called Hedgehoppers Anonymous, who had a hit with Its Good News Week.  Mick joined his dads ‘family band’ at the age of 15 called Family Royale Dad, Mick, Brother and Sister and Mum on the mixing desk.  They toured Scotland and had a Summer season at Blackpool with Little and Large.  His Harmony vocals are a great asset to the Band and blend  together with Kenny’s Harmonies perfectly.


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Line-up from left to right:

Kenny Fillingham:       Lead Guitar/Vocals

Paul Cross (Age 13):   Drums/Vocals

Mick Cockayne:          Bass Guitar/Vocals

John Cross:                Rhythm Guitar/Vocals



Tribute Band to The Sounds of the late 50s &  60s

Tel    01257 423128 / 473128    /     0771 457 4481


Please note that John Cross is also a photographer - see John's Company web site at:


Standish Photographic


Paul Cross

Drums and vocals.  Paul is the reason John has returned to the music scene.  Paul is only thirteen years old but has been playing the drums since he was seven.   He has played with the band at an open air concert with Daniel O’Donnell with an audience of over 3000 people, and in the Theatre on the same show with ex Beatle Pete Best who sat and watched Paul from the wings of the theatre with a smile on his face.  He later came and told Paul what a good drummer he thought he was.   Paul is the youngest drummer to play the famous CAVERN CLUB in Liverpool!! not only is he an excellent drummerand a great singer but also a very good focal point for the band.

Kenny Fillingham  

Lead guitar and vocals. He’s been everywhere 1959

– 1960 recording with Marty Wilde, Vince Taylor and The Playboys, 1964 with a band called New City Showband in Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Spain, and France. In 1965 with the Beat Boys, backing group for Screaming Jay Hawkins, Gene Vincent and Carl Perkins. 1967 Germany with a group called Great Expectations, back to England, with many more bands.

All Four Members Of The Band Can Sing Lead Vocals.

The Band Opened The Beatles Convention At The Cavern

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