SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR ARRC
The very best local Rock Bands gave their services free of charge to help ARRC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care) based at the Rye Memorial Care Centre for “Rye Goes Rock” at the Thomas Peacocke on Saturday 3 June.
Early performers were Mama Josie and Ellis Island. Mama Josie is acknowledged as one of the leading Rock Singers in the area. They were unable to take a later spot because of a previous engagement but Mama Josie’s powerful voice got the festival off to a rousing start.
The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Paul Osborne followed with a show opening speech in which he paid tribute to the excellent work being done by ARRC.
Among the performers that followed were Roger Hubbard, Sundog Blues, The Open Doors, Feedback, Maids of Ace, Mr Meaner, Full Circle and the 1066 Rockitmen. This formidable force of Rock Bands was supplemented by guest artists throughout the ten hour concert.
Richard Moore who is the presenter for Arrow Radio’s “Hastings Rock” programme was a capable.
MC who kept the proceedings running smoothly.
A Roasted Pig was the most popular feature of the Barbecue and a Bar organised by the Standard pub, quenched many a thirst on a very warm June afternoon. An ice cream vendor was also on hand to keep down the temperatures.
The event was an unqualified success and with all proceeds going to ARRC it will help to keep the group running.
ARRC is an organisation committed to helping the physically disabled and sensory impaired people within the age group 18-65
“Rye’s Own” July 2006
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