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Soul by the Sea . . . sizzling summer music on the coast

PUBLISHED: 10:13 23 June 2014

Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh 2014, Geno Washington by Ian Rook

Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh 2014, Geno Washington by Ian Rook

Ian Rook

Wayne Savage previews what should be one of the Suffolk coast’s biggest music events

Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, The Motown TroubadoursSoul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, The Motown Troubadours

Soul by the Sea charity concert organiser Peter Osborne is a man on a mission.

“I love music and love organising these concerts,” says the general manager of the White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh.

“The town has really got behind these concerts; 3,500 people turned up to Proms by the Sea, 10,000 at last year’s Sixties by the Sea so we’re hoping for more this year.

“We gave more than £5,000 to charity last year. All we ask is make a donation. Put something in the buckets, buy a programme and hopefully you’ll have a great day you’ll remember.”

Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh 2014Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh 2014

Performing at the free open air show opposite The White Lion will be Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band, Soul Kitchen, Freddy B, The Motown Troubadours and two guest bands picked by Town 102 and The Beach.

“The starting block is to always find a good act. Geno was ours, he’s the real deal when it comes to soul and you can’t have a soul event without Soul Kitchen.”

Hitting a high note of another kind will be The RV8tors daredevil aerobatic team, performing close formation flying you won’t forget in a hurry.

“They are something else; you should see some of the things they do,” says Peter, adding there’ll be some more surprises. You’ll have to turn up to find out what those are.

Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, The RV8tors by Darrell ThompsonSoul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, The RV8tors by Darrell Thompson

Helping keep you on your feet dancing during the evening will be champagne and beer marquees along with a barbecue and food outlets run by the White Lion Hotel.

Soul by the Sea, opposite The White Lion Aldeburgh, starts at 5pm on Saturday, July 5.

Money raised will go to Aldeburgh United Charities, helping good causes in the town; The Beach Help an East Coast Child and Town 102’s Kids Trust.

The event is sponsored by the TA Hotel Collection, East of England Co-op, Direct Seafoods, Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop, Frèrejean Freres, Pressi, Fuller Davies, Shorthose Russell, EDF, Suffolk new College, MR King and Suffolk Secrets.

It will be compered by Town 102’s Paul Morris and The Beach’s Noel Vine. For more details visit and follow @soulby_thesea on Twitter.

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