Stars join local band for big anniversary

Sounds Force Five ANL-140813-155708001
Sounds Force Five ANL-140813-155708001
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A host of stars from the 60s will be joining local band Sounds Force 5 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Sounds Force 5 were one of the most popular bands in our region during the musical heydey of the 60s, with their most memorable performance being at the legendary Barbecue ‘67 – held at Tulip Bulb Auction Hall in Spalding, where they performed on the same stage as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Move and Pink Floyd.

The band played all around Spalding and South Lincolnshire, and went on to become outright winners of the East of England Battle of the Bands, which was judged by Van Morrison.

They also played regularly at the Kit Kat Club in Hunstanton and also went on to perform at the Boston Gliderdrome with the Small Faces.

Later on, they became popular in Peterborough and Cambridge and appeared on one of the first ever radio roadshows alongside the Walker Brothers.

The band will be celebrating their big anniversary next year, and are planning some major local celebrations which will feature huge stars from the 1960s, including original guitarist Rob Munton who will be flying over from Australia, to play with Sounds Force 5 for the first time since the 60s.

The band are putting on a dinner dance in Spalding, with special guests The Swinging Blue Jeans and then a major theatre show at the Cresset in Peterborough on February 19th, 2015.

The anniversary show will feature The Move, The Fortunes and The Dakotas.

Tickets for both events will be made available soon.