Hummingbirds bring back sound of the Mersey at the Anvil

FOLK at Mansfield pub the Anvil Inn may well think they have been transported to Merseyside in the 1960s during a gig by the Hummingbirds this month.

For ageing rockers the Liverpool six-piece’s sound will evoke memories of bands such as Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Searchers but singer Jamie Davies said the band was making waves with the younger audience too.

“We are trying to bring the Mersey Beat sound back in the charts,” said Jamie. “We are properly influenced by the Beatles like every band from Liverpool.

“To be honest, when we first started we did not have a younger crowd at all.

“It was 25-60-year-olds singing and dancing in the crowd but the kids are into it now as well.”

Jamie said the audience could expect an upbeat performance on the night and the band were looking forwards to showing the Anvil what they could do.

The Hummingbirds are old school friends and have been together for a year-and-a-half.

They have released three EPs and are nominees for the One To Watch category in this year’s Liverpool Music Awards.

The Hummingbirds play the Anvil Inn on 30th November. Doors open at 7.30pm. You can listen to their music by visiting