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Sixties sounds fill the dance floor

By Central Somerset Gazette  |  Posted: September 06, 2012

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"You will have to go a very long way to see a better night's entertainment of 60s music and rock n' roll than we had on Saturday night."

That was the verdict of Councillor Ian Tucker, the Mayor of Glastonbury, following the sold out musical extravaganza at the Glastonbury Town Hall.

The charity ball raised £250 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

The mayor added: "There might be a few tired legs and bodies on Sunday morning, but I wouldn't mind betting they won't complain.

"It certainly didn't stop any of them from filling the dance floor."

The event saw 60s cover-band Monopole and Beatles tribute act The Moondogs supporting headliners The Salvos.

The Salvos – playing without the now retired Eddy Dark for the first time – looked and sounded great and the faithful followers of the group were not disappointed.

This was rock n' roll at its very best, with the group as good as ever, and enjoying themselves immensely.

Mike Argent's guitar playing was brilliant, with the instrumental sounds of the Shadows quite breathtaking.

Singer SteveE blended in superbly with the vocal sounds alongside original members Brian Mapstone, Nik Ponsillo and John Lacey.

After a successful night of music, there are plans for The Moondogs to return to Glastonbury Town Hall in December.

The Salvos and Monopole will be returning to the venue in 2013.

Merv Colenutt

Community Correspondent

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  • strummerfred  |  September 13 2012, 7:44AM

    Hi there I'm Brian Mapstone of the Salvos, and would just like to thank our audience at Glastonbury Town Hall On 1st September, for their fantastic support, when you're 71 and still playing Rock n Roll,its nice to know you're not just kidding yourself !!!. All three bands at the show had a great time. Thanks to Merv Colenutt for the kind words above. Just one thing I would like to mention the Salvo's member omitted from the write up, our wonderful new keyboard player Matt Flint, who did a great job. For those who missed the show check out YOUTUBE "The Salvos at Glastonbury 2012" See you all again next year.