Aldeburgh: Mingle in the shingle baby at Soul by the Sea

This year's Soul by the Sea, outside The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, is likely to be as popular as

This year's Soul by the Sea, outside The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, is likely to be as popular as last year's Sixties by the Sea - Credit: Archant

Soul by the Sea charity concert organiser Peter Osborne is a man on a mission.

The RV8tors will be making an appearance. Photo: Darrell Thompson

The RV8tors will be making an appearance. Photo: Darrell Thompson - Credit: Archant

“I love music and love organising these concerts,” says the general manager of the White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh.

“The town has really got behind these concerts; 3,500 people turned up to Proms by the Sea, 10,000 at last year’s Sixties by the Sea so we’re hoping for more this year.

“We gave more than £5,000 to charity last year. All we ask is make a donation. Put something in the buckets, buy a programme and hopefully you’ll have a great day you’ll remember.”

Performing at the free open air show opposite The White Lion will be Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band, Soul Kitchen, Freddy B, The Motown Troubadours and two guest bands picked by Town 102 and The Beach.


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“King of the Swingers Geno is the real deal when it comes to soul while Soul Kitchen will wow the audience with their spectacular high energy sets, dancing and chef outfits.

“The starting block is to always find a good act. Geno was ours, he’s the real deal when it comes to soul and you can’t have a soul event without Soul Kitchen.”

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Hitting a high note of another kind will be The RV8tors dare-devil aerobatic team, performing death-defying close formation flying you won’t forget in a hurry.

“They are something else; you should see some of the things they do,” says Peter, adding there’ll be some more surprises but you’ll have to turn up to find out what those are.

There will also be champagne and beer marquees along with a barbecue and food outlets run by the White Lion Hotel.

Soul by the Sea starts at 5pm on Saturday, July 5. Money raised will go to Aldeburgh United Charities, The Beach Help an East Coast Child and Town 102’s Kids Trust.

For more details visit www.souldbythesea.net and follow @soulby_thesea on Twitter. For my interviews with Geno Washington and Soul Kitchen’s Mike Rushmore visit www.suffolkmag.co.uk

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