Summer of Love brings the era of hippies and free love back to Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 11:27 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 09 November 2017
For music fans 1967 and the Summer of Love is an almost-mythical era – and the sounds and sights of that year were brought back to the Ipswich Regent by a truly talented six-piece band.
With music varying from the Mamas and Papas and The Byrds through to The Doors and Jimi Hendrix (courtesy of Dylan) this was a great chance to see the music you love on your 60s playlist come to life with a real live band.
Lead vocalist Rachael Wood really stole the show with two fantastic versions of Janis Joplin classics, Piece of My Heart and Mercedes Benz (which was sung a capella) but the whole band made a great sound.
The Regent was not full – but those who did turn out thoroughly enjoyed the evening and created a great atmosphere.
All played in front of a backdrop showing events of 1967 – especially the Vietnam War – the whole evening was a great nostalgia-fest of great pop and rock music that brought the Regent to life.