This weekend I was extremely lucky (thanks Roz) to be able to go to the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Concert at Hurtwood Park Polo Club. Hurtwood club teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK to bring us a Charity day which included, Super Cars, A premier polo event and an epic concert. I found out that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were going to be playing with Kenney 2 days before the event which was taking place on the 14th of June 2014, of course I was frantic! Little did I realise just how amazing this concert was going to be.
Those of you that know me won’t probably read this because I haven’t stopped talking about the amazing Hurtwood Rock n Horsepower charity concert since it happened.
Rock n Horsepower Concert
Let me start from the beginning
Kenney Jones, (above) who played drums with the Small Faces, Faces and The Who, plus lots more, owns Hurtwood Park Polo Club. Kenney is a big fan of Polo I hear and plays himself. Kenney has been involved with charities before including a childrens charity he founded. Kenney is helping Prostate Cancer UK because earlier last year, he found himself diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine blood test. From what I’ve read, its not spreading and he’s out of danger now but he wanted to raise awareness about prostate cancer because the earlier it is detected the more can be done, and also to raise some money to help Prostate Cancer UK because even though it kills over 10000 men in the UK every year, research and care is extremely underfunded.
So, and this is how the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event came about – a few performance cars, a few games of Polo and a few friends round to Jam with Kenney on stage!
Kenneys few friends included
- Roger Daltrey (The Who)
- Pete Townshend (The Who)
- Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)
- Mike Rutherford (from Genesis & Mike and the Mechanics)
- Procol Harum
- Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group and many more)
- Josh Phillips (from Procol Harum)
- John Lodge (from Moody Blues)
- Dave Bronze (from Procol Harum, Eric Clapton)
- Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart)
- Geoff Dunn (from Procol Harum)
- John Thirkell (from Jamiroquai, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys & George Michael)
- John Parr (singer/songwriter – St. Elmo’s Fire)
- Rick Wills (from Foreigner)
- Alvin Stardust
- Judy Tzuke
- Sam Tanner (Brother Strut)
- Mollie Marriott
- Damon Hill
- Nik Kershaw
- Hosted by Vic Reeves and Angelos Epithemiou
Also of course the backing band, other singers and many more people were involved. All of these superstars, all in one place playing within 5 hours was totally mind blowing. You just didn’t know what to expect next. A concert of a life time for me and many others that had never seen these greats live before.
We heard songs such as…
Nights in White Satin (John Lodge)
A White Shade of Pale (Procul Harum)
Stay with me til Dawn (Judy Tzuke)
Wild thing (Mick Hucknall and Jeff Beck)
A Day in the life (Jeff Beck)
The list goes on and on.
And last but not least of course, was The Who, as always, did a wonderful performance of 5 super tracks, which went so quickly I was sad it was all over.
What an unforgettable evening, thanks to Kenney and Josh Phillips who apparently organised the concert.