It was a bright and sunny day at Hilly Fields Park Bandstand, Clay Hill, Enfield when The Roosters took the stage to perform a foot stomping first set that had folk up dancing from the first strains of Route 66 right through to the last song Think It Over. Their tight and authentic 50's - 60's sound is made up of 2 guitars, bass and drums with John (Rhythm Guitar) doing justice to the songs on most of the lead vocals. Lead Guitarist Peter also sang some good main vocals plus supplied backing/harmony vocals along with Dave who also plays Bass Guitar and Jim gave us some rockingly good rhythms on drums.

The music continued during the interval with Darren (vocals) and Brad (acoustic guitar & backing vocals) who make up the duo called Broken Acoustic. They performed an interesting variety of songs including Breakfast at Tiffanys, Let Your Love Flow, Proud Mary, Up All Night, If I Had A Million Dollars and Rocket Man to name a few. Darren has a great voice, handling most of the songs well and the acoustic guitar played by Brad was the perfect accompaniment.

As the guys changed over ready for The Roosters next set, there was an alarming incident as the wooden spire on the top off the bandstand fell off the roof to the ground. Fortunately no-one was hit or injured but it gave us all quite a scare!

During the beginning of the second set of the afternoon the rain started but the band played on sheltered on the bandstand and the downpoar failed to deter our hardy audience who continued to dance to some great rock n roll tracks like Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny B Good, Hi Ho Silver Lining, Paint It Black and Great Balls Of Fire!

Particular favourites of the day were The Wanderer and The Twist from the Roosters and Brown Eyed Girl by Broken Acoustic. Needless to say we look forward to seeing them both again on the 16th August 2009 at Broomfield Park, Palmers Green!

This year Marie Curie Cancer Care were present with information on their charity plus supplied a tombola raffle and took donations for their great cause.


Visit the Friends of Hilly Fields website to read more about the music concerts



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