If ever a night exceeded expectations it was the gig for Children in Need night on Friday.  The superb room at The Brook in Soham was packed with well over two hundred people including rock and roll supporters from all over the county and guests from some of the best 50’s and 60’s bands in the area including the Saints, The 6T’s and Rocking Revival.

The “master of ceremonies”, Tony Gillham of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire kicked the evening off by introducing Buddy Holly Tribute act “Not Fade Away”. With a performance that mixed drama, comedy and wonderfully authentic music the band soon had the dance floor full until their dramatic encore that added acrobatics into the mix!

Taking the stage again, Tony Gillham conducted the raffle with a fine collection of one-liners as prize winners collected some sensational items all donated by local companies and loyal audience regulars.

Following the raffle Get Back took to the stage delivering 90 mins of their much loved rock and roll taking full advantage of the professional lighting and sound laid on by Soham based Blueshed Studios.

Before taking their encores, the Get Back boys were joined by the members of Not Fade Away to present a cheque for the money raised to Tony Gillham who represented the BBC’s Children in Need charity, the final amount being a truly massive £2750.

Both bands would like to send huge thanks to Dan and the staff at The Brook, Tony Gillham of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Annabelle at Burrows Bookshop and Nigel at Blueshed Studios for donating their time and services for free. Also they’d like to send thanks to Travis Perkins, Armour Home Electronics, Millers music, Dave Andrews, Ken Vickers, Mike Folkes, Colin Walsh of Cambridge BPC and all the other prize donors.

See more pics from the gig in the gigs gallery album.

  • Nov 21, 2010