Neil Simpson, Bass PlayerNeil Simpson, Bass PlayerNeil Simpson, Bass Player

Bizarre Gigs No. 1

14th Jun 2010

Sunday 13th June: Roy Wood's Rock And Roll Band (with Neil on bass) headlined Northampton's Market Square Music Festival. Attended by thousands of people, the line-up included The Levellers and Neville Staple from The Specials.

All was going swimmingly during the first part of Roy's set until heavy rain began. Soon after Roy had finished singing the aptly named "Flowers InThe Rain", the stage lighting and electricity failed, leaving the band high and dry. The soaked crowd, with Roy conducting, spontaneously began singing an unaccompanied version of "I wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" (in June!) while the band stood on and watched.

The concert had to be abandoned, but it seemed that no one went away disappointed.