May 28, 2015
The annual, free ‘Music by the Sea’ open air charity concert returns to Aldeburgh’s seafront on Saturday 4th July, with a great line-up of artists performing live from 5pm opposite the White Lion hotel!
Last year it was ‘Soul by the Sea’ and before that ‘The 60s’. This year tribute acts will perform highlights from influential bands but with the emphasis on the music rather than the artist. The show will run 'backwards' starting with music from the 2000s followed by highlights from the 90s, 80s and 70s, finishing with some great music from the 60s.
Our GM, Peter Osborne, had this to say about the event: “With the theme being 'Music through the Decades' we firstly had to decide which decades to feature, so we decided to go back only as far as the 60s. We felt this was probably the most influential decade, and the best to get an audience up dancing and enjoying themselves”.
One of the top acts from the 60s, MIKE PENDER’S SEARCHERS will be headlining the evening, with Abba tribute, the Abbababes, another big name on the roster. The Ultimate Everlys are returning again this year to present their very polished routine, plus the tremendous sounds of The Austin Beats, who will be featuring the music of The Beatles, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones.
For the first time glamorous dancers from Mirage Productions will perform routines throughout the evening; they will be joined by four piece vocal group Troubadour and Monique featuring her tributes to Lady Ga Ga and Kylie Minogue.
Local Ipswich singing sensation Jade May-Jean Peters will also be part of the show, as too will Billy Lambert, adding his own special interpretation to the music of The King, Elvis Presley.
Champagne and beer marquees plus a BBQ and food outlets will provide fuel for dancing into the early hours, while The RV8tors, flying their remarkably fast, fully aerobatic aircraft with powerful smoke systems, will perform an unforgettable display. A sensational firework display will bring the evening to a rousing finale.
The event is kindly being sponsored by the TA Hotel Collection, East of England Co-op, Direct Seafoods, Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop, Pressi, Fuller Davies, Shorthose Russell, EDF, Suffolk New College, Mr King and Suffolk Secrets. It’s hoped some £10,000 will be raised for local charities including The Beach, Help an East Coast Child and Town 102 Kids Trust.