By day the trio are a director, a training consultant and an acupuncturist, but by night they become incarnations of Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook as Blackout – Cornwall’s newest punk and new wave cover bands.
The band is made up of singer Simon Foxhall, from Blue Flame Heating Solutions, guitarist Mike Clarke, from Ecology of Selling, and acupuncturist, band founder and bass player, Paul Adkins, of Positive Acupuncture.
The quartet is completed by drummer, Finn Hellier.
After officially launching at Simon’s wedding in May, the band is performing a charity gig for two mental health charities.
Taking place on Saturday, September 2, at the Watersports Centre in Falmouth, the event will raise money for Carrick Mind and CALM.
Simon said: “We’re pleased to announce that Blackout will be hosting and performing at this charity fundraiser in support of mental health. We know many people, including ourselves, have been touched by events that require mental health support from the wider community. So it will be great to get support on the night, or via donation, to help raise funds to provide aid to people in need.”
The band will be playing classic tracks including Teenage Kicks, Ever Fallen in Love, Eton Riffles and Pretty Vacant. The full set list can be seen here: http://www.black-out.co.uk/set-list/
The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 in advance via EventBrite or Sifar in Falmouth, or £6 on the door.
More information on Blackout can be found here: http://www.black-out.co.uk/ or on the Blackout Facebook page.
Donations can also be made via the band’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blackoutcornwall