Sunday, December 14, 2008
Hugh Hopper Benefit 1
Friday night I was invited to Whitstable in Kent right on the coast to play at a benefit gig for the great 70s Jazz Rock Bassist Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine Fame.Hugh had been diagnosed earlier this year with Leukeamia and has responded well to treatment. I drove up with Legendary Saxophonist Lol Coxhill who has played many times over the years in various Bands with Hugh including the "ClearFrame" band that we are both members of. It was a great night with a full house and some fantastic musicians supporting.Hugh and family were also able to put in an appearance to catch some of the evenings performance.
Well done to all the organisers for putting together a good interesting programme plus a real bonus in finding such a great venue..There will be another benefit this Sunday at the 100 club in London..