Past Events


ELVIS DAY August 24th 2019


What a fantastic day it was !

The weather was just perfect and the sound of Elvis echoed around the Village.

Many thanks to Porchfield Cricket Club for their support and to DJ’s Vinyl Wol & Max for some great tunes throughout the day & evening.

Special thanks to those that came from over the water & everyone who enjoyed the day with us – it was great to see you ! 

Just over £300 was raised for the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary so a big “THANK YOU” to everyone.

March 30th 2019 – Spring Ball


What a lovely evening !

Thanks to everyone who came along – you all looked great !

February 3rd 2019 – Remembering Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper


What a great afternoon it was !

Thanks to all who came & enjoyed our tribute to the three stars. We also remembered Billy Fury & Joe Meek.

Special thanks to Trevor, Glenda, Johnny & Sue who came from across the water – great seeing you guys.

December 7th 2018 – The Charlie Gracie show with Graham Fenton & The Five 55’s & The Valley Boys with Annie May


It was an incredible night !

To think that we had a 1950’s recording star in Charlie Gracie at our club on the Isle of Wight !

Thanks to all those who came along – it was great to see so many new faces and get positive feedback – we hope you come back.

Many thanks to The 5 Fifty Fives who did a great job backing both Charlie & Graham Fenton, also to the Valley Boys & Annie May


December 6th 2018 – Charlie Gracie informal evening

What a lovely evening hearing Charlie talk about his life, friends and music.

The weather was awful so it was nice to see people making the effort to be there – thank you. 

Thank you also to John Hannam for hosting the evening.

August 18th 2018


A big “Thank you” to all that supported the Elvis day in aid of “Friends of the Animals”.

A total of £306.01 was raised.

It was a day of great fun with lots of requests, cars, BBQ and of course donkey.

The weather stayed dry and everyone had a great time.

In the evening we moved into the club house for a night of Elvis tunes to keep the dance floor busy including the Viva Las Vegas conga !

We had a lot of people asking if we can do it again next year so keep tuned.

June 30th 2018


What a fantastic night !

This was one of our best gigs.

Thanks to those who came over from across the water – it was great to see you all.

Many thanks for DJ Dynamite Ady who played some great tunes to keep the dance floor busy and all from the Crondall r&r club.

The band were just great along with the Vince Taylor tribute by Graham Fenton.


May 26th 2018


What a lovely evening !

Thanks to all for making this our first Rockin’ ball a success.

It was great to see everyone dressed up – the women looked beautiful and the men handsome !

The cars looked great parked outside.

Many thanks to DJ Max who kept everyone on the floor – great stuff !

Also Pete & Jo who came over from Southsea for the evening – we hope to see you again.

Due to many requests we will definitely have another one !



May 12th 2018


Wow what a night !!

Thanks to all who came along especially those that came from across the water.

You can’t get a better pairing than Darrel & Graham for an Eddie & Gene night !

It was a super show and the guys played fantastic sets.

Many thanks to The 5 Fifty Fives who backed Graham – great stuff guys !




April 7th 2018

Our first band night at Wootton Community Centre and what a great night it was.

The band were just great and everyone loved them !

Thanks to all who came along to make it a great night.

March 31st 2018

Porchfield Cricket Club


March 24th 2018


What a great night !

A little low on numbers but “heartfelt thanks” to all who were there. Lovely to see some new faces – hope you enjoyed the night.

The band enjoyed the gig very much and were pleasantly surprised to see everyone on the dance floor having a good time.

Thanks again for your support !




December 16th 2017


Thanks to everyone who supported a great night.

Everyone had a great time and the band said it was one of their best gigs so thanks again to everyone !

Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for 2018.

Thanks for all your support in 2017 – there’s plenty happening in 2018 so keep an eye on the web site.


June 24th 2017 – British Rock’n’Roll night

What a great night !

Thanks to all those that came along, it was nice to see new faces and hope to see you again.

The Stingrays put on a fantastic show & enjoyed the night as much as everyone else.

Thanks guys for coming over and playing for us.



Jack Rabbit Slim 25th March 2017

What a great night it was !

Lovely to see some new faces & thanks also to those who came over from the mainland – we hope to see you all again.

Jack Rabbit Slim put on a great show – thanks guys for coming over.




A great night and fantastic atmosphere !

Thanks to the Jets for putting on a great show and all you wonderful people for supporting the club – Merry Christmas to you all !!

Many thanks also for all who contributed raffle prizes & bought tickets – hope you enjoyed the wonderful prizes.

The County press sure enjoyed it – look out for the feature.



Beer & Buses October 15th 2016

What a great day we had.

We met up at Newport Quay at midday and headed on to The Chequers.


Getting on the next bus was a little tricky as not many people were getting off so we had to wait for a relief bus and then headed for Ventnor and had to miss the White Horse at Whitwell.


We visited the Volunteer and Winter Gardens after which we went onto Shanklin.


The Village inn was our port of call in Shanklin and then onto The Chine Inn where some welcome food was had and the final round of drinks.

We didn’t visit as many pubs as we would have liked but had a great day and everyone had fun which was what it was all about.

Thanks to all the organisers and bus owners who gave their time in making this a great weekend.



Matchbox – September 17th 2016

What a fantastic night & thanks to all who came out to see why Matchbox are such a great band and after almost forty years can still rock it up – they were just awesome !

Thanks also again to The Lonesome Valley Boys for supporting and helping out with the sound etc – thanks guys.

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Rock & Roll alldayer – Aug 20th 2016

What a fantastic day we had !

Thanks to all those that supported the first alldayer.

Despite the dodgy weather forecast we had a great crowd in and it was very encouraging to hear positive feedback. It wouldn’t have been a success without you.

Comments such as “It was brilliant” and “the atmosphere was fantastic” made us feel as though we were on the right track.

Due to ill health Some Like it Hot were unable to make it and we wish Andy Williams a speedy recovery and hope to see the band on the Island in the future.

Our thanks go out to all the DJ’s – Wild Wolfie, Vinyl Woll, Dr Jive & Marcus who came all the way from the USA, for keeping the dance floor full with some great tunes.

Special thanks for the Valley Boys for taking care of the sound and instruments at such short notice – it was very much appreciated & to Graham Fenton who managed to get his band from the Garlic festival to back him.

In fact “Thanks” to everyone for making the day what it was – just fantastic !

The first band on were “The Outsiders” and anyone who goes to these kind of events knows that it is probably the hardest thing to do to be first on stage but they did it with great enthusiasm and they really set the mood for the other bands to follow – thank you guys.

Joe, your hip swivelling made all the women go weak !!


Next on were “The Lonesome Valley Boys” who as always put in a great set – thanks guys !

Graham Fenton hot footed over from the Garlic festival bringing his band with him. What a legend and amazing to hear all the artists that he’s worked with over the years – great stuff !

The Mee Kats came all the way from the North East via Wales and we have to thank them for coming such a long way to play at our alldayer – an epic journey ! – fantastic set guys (and gal !)

We can say on behalf of everyone who supported the event that the bands went down a storm and we’ll have you back in the near future.

Plans are underway for our alldayer next year and hope to bring you some exciting news soon – watch this space !!

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Darrel Higham & the Enforcers – March 26th 2016

What a great night !

After almost not happening due to Darrel breaking down at the Red Funnel we had a great crowd who travelled from as far as Manchester, Plymouth, Basingstoke, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire.

The atmosphere was buzzing and thanks to all those that travelled from abroad (the mainland !).

The Lonesome Valley Boys played a great set and a big “Thanks” to them for allowing Darrel, Adam & Les to use their equipment.

Thanks also to Bill Guntrip for calming the situation and guest DJing and Mr Rockabilly Rebel Graham Fenton.

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