The Fat Band took gig-goers on a riotous rock ‘n’ roll romp through the ages at a fundraising concert at Henley Community Centre, near Ipswich, last week.
Fronted by roguish frontman James Holloway, the veteran ensemble delighted the crowd with their unique take on soul and blues classics, including Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Van Morrison’s Gloria.
The addition of the force-majeure vocals of guest singer Polly Gibbons was a massive bonus, particularly when she took the mic for her powerful version of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind.
The band was ably supported by acoustic duo Honey And The Bear, whose sets provided a delightfully laid-back contrast to the uproarious main act.
Thank you to everyone involved in the event which has raised an impressive £1,600.
Suffolk’s R.A.B.I’S chairwoman Liz Eaton said: “It was a wonderful, fun evening of musical nostalgia – a very enjoyable way of raising funds for a very worthwhile cause.”
We would like to thank the following supporters without whom the event wouldn’t have been such a success: Rosie Western, Michael J Stone, Clarke & Simpson, Hatcher Components, John Harvey Engineering Ltd, Turner & Ellerby, Charnwood Milling Co Ltd, Earl Soham Veterinary Group, Premier Seeds, Alder Carr Farm, R J Cutting Agricultural Contractor, Rodwell Farm Dairy and Evergreen Garage Crowfield Ltd.