Rocking to help hospice

FELIXSTOWE: Two popular bands will rock their way through three decades of hits at a special charity show at Felixstowe's seafront theatre tomorrow night.

FELIXSTOWE: Two popular bands will rock their way through three decades of hits at a special charity show at Felixstowe's seafront theatre tomorrow night.

The evening - in aid of East Anglian Children's Hospices - will provide huge entertainment and is expected to draw a big crowd for a good cause.

Music on the night will range from the skiffle of the 1950s when groups used guitars washboards and tea chest bass to the guitar driven pop and rock of the swinging sixties and glam rock seventies, and feature The Has-Beens and support Bits 'n' Pieces.

Roy Gray, of The Has-Beens, said: “We are really looking forward to it. We play concerts all over the area and in many different venues, but it is always special to play at the Spa Pavilion.

“Last year we had about 500 people turn up and raised about �2,000 for the charity.”

The Has-Beens, who have an average age of around 70, formed 11 years ago and have raised about �20,000 for charity, playing around 50 concerts a year performing the skiffle music they first played to teenagers in the 1950s.

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Bits 'n' Pieces joined the Has-Beens for a similar Spa gig last year and the group is a family affair featuring brothers, cousins and a brother-in-law.

Tickets for the show at 7.30pm are �6 and can be purchased from the box office on 01394 282126 - there should be some available on the night.