Contacts for media
ESA/ESTEC Human Spaceflight Communications
Tel: +31 71 565 3009
ESA/ESTEC - NL Corporate Communication Office
Tel: +31 72 565 6445
Love & Mersey
Tel: +31 6 2153 2190
Marcel van der Linden
Love & Mersey
Tel. +31 6 19 222 707
About Love & Mersey
Love & Mersey is one of the best Beatles tribute bands in the Netherlands and comprises a group of experienced and dedicated musicians who interpret the music of the Beatles in letter and spirit. A performance by Love & Mersey is a trip down memory lane and a sixties experience never to be forgotten.
The band originated in the memorable Mal Evans Memorial Band, which won the first Golden Apple Award as best Beatles Tribute Band by ‘Beatles Unlimited’ in 2005. The band performed three years running at the prestigious Beatle week in Liverpool, 2006-08, where they played on stage at the famous Cavern Club several times.
Love & Mersey played before a 10 000-strong frenzied audience at the Beatles Festival in Belarus in 2007. Since then, the band has released their own CD The Beatles in het Nederlands (The Beatles in Dutch) on Dutch national television and performed regularly with orchestras on rooftops and on the canals of Utrecht before thousands of people on the sunny quaysides.
Love & Mersey have a special relationship with the former USSR; band members played for 10 000 enthusiastic fans at the ‘Beatles Forever’ Festival in Minsk in 2007.
During the visit, Marcel met his future wife, Anna, from Moscow, and the band later performed its own interpretation of the Beatles' famous song Back in the USSR, singing in Russian.
Anna co-wrote the lyrics to Back at the ISS.
More information via loveandmersey.nl