|An evening of rock 'n' roll favourites and classics from the kings of swing. We are delighted to Rock ‘n’ Rat Pack Live features rock 'n' roll favourites from fun rockers The Rockin’ Decades and Herne Bay’s Mr Crooner Martin Farbrother.
Kent powerhouse band The Rockin’ Decades (formerly The Wrinklies) will blast through time with tracks from Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Status Quo. Martin will perform the big band swing classics of Sinatra and Co from the Las Vegas years to get the audience in the mood.
Decades’ guitarist John Nurden admitted: “It seems a strange combination of music but it works very well. Chas ‘n’ Dave created Rockney. We like to think we have created Crockney!”.
It is the third time the former newspaper editor, who lives on Sheppey, has played the Horsebridge. The other two were with The Wrinklies.
He said: “The Wrinklies were great fun but when our new girl singer Lucy Freeman joined the line-up it didn’t seem fair to expect her to perform as a Wrinklie.” Lucy, from Ashford, makes her debut with the band at the Horsebridge gig. John added: “Lucy has changed the dynamics of the band which has allowed us to try tracks we could not have done before. Her version of Suzi Quatro’s Devil Gate Drive is awesome”.
Part of the profits from the night is going to the Horsebridge Centre which is run as a charity. John, one of the trustees, said: “It is our way of giving something back to the community.”
The Rockin’ Decades also comprise Phil Packer from Sittingbourne on lead guitar; retired builder Ron Green from Faversham on vocals and University of Kent business lecturers Tuan Yu and Mark Gilman, both from Canterbury, on bass and drums.