Typical of the regional pop shows that sprouted in the wake of Merseybeat, this one
covered new beat talent from Scotland. Three amateur or semi-
Auditions across the country were held to find thirty groups for the series, with
each band allocated six minutes. According to The Stage the bands chosen by mid-
The English bands invited to play on the show were The Original Checkmates, The Zephyrs, Dave Berry and The Cruisers, The Rockin' Berries, Wayne Gibson and The Dynamic Sound, The Big Three, Rob Storme and The Whispers, and The Jet Blacks.
Producer Liam Hood explained "It will be a useful experience for the Scots boys appearing with professional groups, who have been at the game longer than they have".
However, the show discovered some real talent. Lulu and The Luvvers were among the acts on the first show, The Gaylords would evolve into The Marmalade while Peter's Faces would cut several sought after 45s.