The sound of soul is brought to life in a reunion of a Wisbech band.

Outasight Blues Band Reunion

Outasight Blues Band Reunion - Credit: Archant

Memories of the sound of soul will be brought to life at a pub on the outskirts of Wisbech this weekend when a popular local band from the 60s get together for a reunion.

Following an appeal in this newspaper around 30 people will enjoy a reunion to talk about the good old days when they were either in the group or devoted followers of the Out of Sight Blues Band.

Ian Christie, who put out the appeal said: “We managed to contact all 15 people on the list of folk to get together, who are now coming, some with partners.

“One of the band members, the keyboard player, is still a professional musician in America and happened to be in London this weekend so is coming up to join the reunion too. It has been a great result.”

The covers band, which played hits from the likes of Otis Reading and Sam and Dave, had a keen following of fans back in the day who supported their gigs, mostly at the Kit Kat club in Hunstanton, which was a popular haunt for young music fans in the 60s.

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Their claim to fame was playing at the Boston Gliderdrome where Jimi Hendrix and Tina turner played - although not on the same bill as when they played.

In the band were Steve Woolner on vocals, Barry Hammond-bass guitar, Martyn Woolner vocals, Brian Tilbrook on drums, Rex Porter guitar.

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Not pictured is Mick Ruff on lead guitar, Peter “Rupert” Greenall on piano/keyboards and Paul Everett on percussion

The reunion takes place on Sunday May 17 at a private party at The Marshland Arms, Marshland St James.

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