A big thanks from Andy Richardson and me Lou, to everybody involved in the fourth Perfect Combination. The original idea four years ago was to put on a live gig to complement the Perfect Combination albums curated by Andy, celebrating Hull’s musical heritage captured at Fairview Studio 1973 -1993. We teamed up with Gary and Hazel Hughes to raise funds for The Stephen Hughes Foundation.
There were two superb Perfect Combination shows this year, ‘Let’s Get Back To Rock n Roll’ evening at The Willows, Holderness Road and ‘Acoustic East Coast Shakedown’ afternoon at The Back Room Cottingham.
The Friday at the Willows starred in order of appearance: Jackson D, Ched’s Bare Bones, Loudhailer Electric Company, The Duvets (feat. Paul Sutton, Frank Preston and Tony Trotman-Beasty), Johnny Pat and the Dream Team, and Rebel. The evening was finished off with the Jean Genie Band’s tribute to the mighty Spiders from Mars, featuring Keith ‘Ched’ Cheeseman, John Cambridge, Bobby Joyce and Lou Duffy-Howard. We had a blast, lovely venue, great crowd and everyone played a storming set. Thanks to our very own Loudhailer Electric Company guitarist Jeff Parsons for expertly hosting the evening and all the staff at the Willows Club, especially Richard, the sound engineer who made us all so welcome and did such a fantastic job.
Rich took this gallery of photo’s together with ones of us, Loudhailer Electic Company, taken by Wayne Porter – resident Willows drummer.
All the proceeds of Perfect Combination IV – £1,500 are for local charity, The Stephen Hughes Foundation. Stephen was a young Hull born school teacher and footballer who had been a student at Wolfreton School. Stephen died at the age of 23 of the heart condition giant cell myocarditis. The charity set up in his name raises funds for the British Heart Foundation, the Myocarditis Foundation and the Stephen Hughes Foundation Music and Sports Awards help primary school children participate in sport for social skills and self-esteem purposes. A Perfect Combination is delighted to support The Stephen Hughes Foundation celebrating Stephen’s life by creating real positive musical and sporting benefits for children and young people.
Round up and photos of the third Perfect Combination gig here
Round up and photos of the second Perfect Combination gig here
Round up and photos of the first Perfect Combination gig here
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