Falmouth Soul Sensation – Benefit Gig
It is 16 years since the Falmouth Soul Sensation was formed by music impresario Bob Black and started playing the best of classic 60’s soul music to enthusiastic audiences all around Cornwall. Their performances feature the greatest hits from Aretha, Sam and Dave, Otis, Dusty, Wilson Pickett and many others! Bob performed the onerous management role and was also the band’s talented drummer – he once played drums on the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ with the Flying Lizards!
Sadly, Bob developed Pulmonary Fibrosis a couple of years ago and was forced to hand over management of the band to another band member. Following deteriorating health Bob died in July. This gig will be a tribute to Bob and all the proceeds from will be donated to the charity Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
This will be the eleventh benefit the band has played at the Penzance Acorn, and these events have raised a total of £8000 for local charities. This has become an annual feature of the Acorn’s new year calendar, and the band are thrilled to be returning to their favourite venue in west Cornwall!
The band regularly plays to packed audiences all over Cornwall and have been booked back to almost everywhere it has played. Appearances include the opening event for Falmouth Carnival for over a decade, Looe Festival for six consecutive years, St Just’s Lafrowda festival, Penzance’s Golowan, Penryn Fayre, Redruth’s Murdoch Day and Falmouth Princess Pavilion, plus support for Cornwall performances of The Three Degrees and Geno Washington. The band has released an album, on CD and Vinyl, called ‘Soul from the Archive’.
This event will brighten up the gloom of January for music lovers of all ages. Expect a lively evening of non-stop dancing, or just sit back in the balcony and enjoy!