Famous songwriter will play at Sounds Force 5 reunion

Pete Oakman (far right) with The Swinging Blue Jeans
Pete Oakman (far right) with The Swinging Blue Jeans
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Popular local music veterans Sounds Force 5 will be celebrating their 50th anniversary at the South Holland Centre in Spalding in February, along with the famous Swinging Blue Jeans.

And the Blue Jeans will have a famous songwriter in their midst.

Pete Oakman was originally a very good friend of Joe Brown, and was in his backing band “The Bruvvers…but was also an avid songwriter.

When Joe wanted a song in the early 60s, Pete wrote “A Picture Of You”, which became a smash hit in 1962 and is possibly the one song that Joe still remains so famous for to this day.

Colin Ward, of Sounds Force 5, said: “It’s great to have such a fabulous and famous songwriter on the show with us…I’m sure he will be persuaded on the night to perform the song he wrote for Joe.”

Tickets for the show are selling fast, and the event is already half full…you can get your tickets from the South Holland Centre box office on 01775 764777