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50′s Mayhem Madness R ‘n’ R Weekend, Redruth 27th-29th May 2016

A video featuring The Guy Mackenzie Trio playing Route 66 is available on the Guitar Collection YouTube Channel: Route 66

Audio clips of songs played by The Guy Mackenzie Trio at the concert:

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17 Bands and the Guy Mackenzie Trio opened the show!17 Bands and the Guy Mackenzie Trio opened the show! Great Picture of KC Johnson with her Hofner (Paul MacCartney) bass!Great Picture of KC Johnson with her Hofner (Paul MacCartney) bass!
Al Rideout Rocking (and Rolling) out!Al Rocking (and Rolling) out! Guy Mackenzie, band leader (a first!) and drummer.Guy Mackenzie, band leader (a first!) and drummer.
A study in concentration--well it was our first gig as a R n R band!!A study in concentration–well it was our first gig as a R n R band!! A drummers eye view...A drummers eye view…
Sally jiving with Welsh DJ Crazy Tim.Sally jiving with Welsh DJ Crazy Tim. Guy Mackenzie and KC Johnson in a blue light!Guy Mackenzie and KC Johnson in a blue light!
Set listSet list Sold out 3 weeks beforehand!Sold out 3 weeks beforehand!
Posted in Guy Mackenzie Trio

Stephanie De-Sykes, Surrey February 2016

Stephanie De-SykesThe very talented Stephanie De-Sykes, singer, songwriter, actress and
peace activist!
Stephanie De-SykesStephanie De-Sykes – a recent publicity photograph. But who will ever forget her 70s anthem “Born with a Smile on my Face”!
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Charlie Gracie and Graham Fenton Interviews

In support of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert held at the Godolphin Club back in November 2015, Charlie Gracie and Graham Fenton were both interviews by BBC Southwest’s Matt Shepherd for Freddy Zapp’s “Saturday Morning Juke Box” on BBC Radio Cornwall.

Graham Fenton interview on BBC Radio Cornwall Graham Fenton interview on BBC Radio Cornwall, first aired 21st November 2015 (17MB file)

Charlie Gracie interview on BBC Radio Cornwall Charlie Gracie interview on BBC Radio Cornwall, first aired 28th November 2015 (7MB file)

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert Featuring Charlie Gracie, Wednesday 18th November 2015

Charlie Gracie returned to the Godolphin Club in Helston for another fantastic night of rock ‘n’ roll!

Concert Poster Sold Out!Sold out a week before the event! No ApologiesOnce again, and due to popular demand, the fantastic “No Aplogies” opened the show!
Graham Fenton with the Sugar BulletsGraham Fenton live on stage with Mike Beckett of the Sugar Bullets Graham Fenton on stage with the Sugar BulletsGraham Fenton with the Sugar Bullets including Buddy Digeorgio on drums
There were some fantastic dancers in the audience!There were some fantastic dancers in the audience! Freddie Zapp and Matt Shepherd - joint comperesFreddie Zapp and Matt Shepherd – joint comperes
Matt Shepherd with Teresa JollyMatt Shepherd with Teresa Jolly wearing a t-shirt kindly supplied by Iain Reay Guy Mackenzie with Graham Fenton and Charlie GracieGuy Mackenzie with Graham Fenton backstage with Charlie Gracie
Guy Mackenzie with Charlie Gracie and the Sugar BulletsGuy Mackenzie with Charlie Gracie and the Sugar Bullets Charlie Gracie live on stageCharlie Gracie live on stage
Charlie Gracie with the Sugar BulletsCharlie Gracie with the Sugar Bullets Graham Fenton at Redruth StationGraham Fenton at Redruth Station – Rock ‘n’ Roll legend leaves Cornwall
You can never trust a man with a Bentley!Penny Whittle of No Apologies with sponsor Martin Kennedy Bell and Guy Mackenzie in the foyer after the show. Air Ambulance letterLetter of thanks from Cornwall Air Ambulance

Posted in Charlie Gracie, Graham Fenton, No Apologies, Sugarbullets

Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert Featuring Charlie Gracie, Wednesday 12th November 2014

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Concert footage is also available on the Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:

The Ron Barrett Trio with Charlie Gracie practice before the show
The Ron Barrett Trio with Charlie Gracie practice before the show.
Charlie Gracie
Charlie Gracie Live at the Godolphin Club 57 years after his first visit to Cornwall!
Charlie Gracie with the Ron Barrett Trio
Charlie Gracie and his band…the Ron Barrett Trio!
Charlie Gracie and the Ron Barrett Trio at the Sound Check
Charlie Gracie and the Ron Barrett Trio at the soundcheck.
No Apologies
No Apologies Opened the show with some great acapello numbers from the 50s, 60s and earlier still!
The Pistoleros
The Pistoleros closed the first half with their versions of R n R and 60s standards.
The Ron Barrett Trio
The Ron Barrett Trio opened the second half and had originally planned to do 4 numbers but, with time pressing, just did one.
Guy Mackenzie at the Drum Kit
Guy Mackenzie and my Mapex Meridian drum kit.
A Shot of the Dancefloor
The gig was sellout and raised over £2,000 for the Cornwall Air ambulance Trust Charity! Some great dancing too!
Freddy  Zapp with the Winner of the Guitar Auction
Apart from a raffle there was an auction for a guitar specially built, at no charge, by my friend Trevor Williamson and signed by Charlie Gracie. The auctioneer was Matt Shepherd of BBC Southwest and the winner is pictured with legendary Cornish DJ Freddy Zapp who compered the show. It was a great evening!
Setlist for the evening signed by Charlie Gracie
Setlist for the evening signed by Charlie Gracie.
Charlie Gracie Charity Concert 2014 Financial Statement
Charlie Gracie Charity Concert 2014 Financial Statement
Posted in Charlie Gracie, No Apologies, Ron Barrett, The Pistoleros