Celebrating the Past with Rob Clarke and the Wooltones!

With a theme of ‘past, present and future’ for the final day of our anniversary celebrations, as well as our emphasis on the importance of community, there can be no-one better to take us back into the past and to the day that it all began than the Woolton-based group, Rob Clarke and the Wooltones!



Forgoing their trademark ‘60s psych Mersey style pop, Rob and the band will don checked shirts to play a full one-hour skiffle set that will feature many of the songs John and The Quarrymen played back in 1957.  In doing so, they will truly take us back to that moment with another local lad and his mates played skiffle here at St Peter’s Church before heading out to change the world!

Rob and the Wooltones will feature in the grande finale of the anniversary celebrations, taking place in St Peter’s Church Hall from approximately 1pm to 4pm (a more detailed schedule will be available nearer the time, so watch this space).  Admission is free and refreshments will provided, so please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable and fabulous event!


We were absolutely delighted when Rob and the band, the appropriately named Wooltones, agreed to take part of the anniversary celebrations, and we cannot thank them enough.  As well as playing down the Cavern for the past three years as part of the IPO Festival, Rob also recorded in Nashville with Neil Young producer Elliot Mazer last year and his music features regularly here on the BBC and on USA radio.

Rob and the Wooltones have attracted attention worldwide and their current Album ‘Are You Wooltoned?’ was New Jersey label Kool Kat Musik’s 2016 best seller and featured in various 2016 best release lists all over the planet including Goldmine Magazine.


To understand why we’re so delighted with this news, check out the video of their recent track, “Brown Paper Bag,” and some of their many great reviews!

‘Rob Clarke And The Wooltones are from Woolton (Get It?), a suburb of Liverpool. Pure Merseybeat… It’s brilliant to note that the spirit of Scouse Pop isn’t dead and this compilation is certainly one of the better releases that I’ve heard this year’ – I Don’t Hear a Single Blog

‘A moment of pop majesty that has all the feel of the golden age of Liverpool’s dominance over the pop world but firmly sits in its 21st Century renaissance’ – Liverpool Sound and Vision

‘Rob Clarke and the Wooltones are the real deal, or as close as you possibly can get to it at this point’ – Audio Ammunition

For more on the band, including how Rob first met and was impressed by the Wooltones after both acts were on the same bill for a successful concert to help save the landmark local cinema when Rob played a folk song he had written specifically, called ‘Save Woolton Cinema’, check out the band’s website!

You can listen and find out more about the Wooltones at:


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