The Tom Prince Rock ’n’ Roll Circus certainly rocked and rolled Southsea on Saturday night.
The charity fundraiser attracted a crowd of all ages and everyone had a great night.
The four bands that played in the 1960s style music circus were Bemis, the Bog Rolling Stones, Kojak’s Revenge and the Silver Beatles.
All the bands put on outstanding performances. Bemis warmed up the crowd with a set of easy-listening rock, including hits from Crowded House and Warren Zevon. The Bog Rolling Stones played through hits like Paint it Black, Honky Tonk Women and Jumpin’ Jack Flash. As with any Bog Rolling Stones gig, the infectious enthusiasm from the lead singer got people onto their feet.
Kojak’s Revenge’s lively Brit-pop set was an absolute smash-hit. The crowd sang and danced along and they created an atmosphere that I didn’t think possible for the Kings Theatre.
The Silver Beatles closed the show and the audience left singing Hey Jude.
All the bands played for free and £6,500 was raised for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. It was fantastic to see Tom’s family there, raising money and talking to the crowd.
They really are a tribute to Portsmouth and the Pompey spirit.