The swinging sixties will come
back to life next month when a Leamington pop group re-unites to help
people who live on the street in the Philippines.
The Jaybeekaypeys agreed to
reunite for a one-off show in aid of the Mahal Foundation, which was
founded last year.
Despite not having played each
other since they were 17 – a gap of 30 years – the group have
swung back into their old groove and are busy rehearsing sixties
The reunion was the idea of
Keith Hancock, now aged 48, who was trying to find a way to help the
Mahal Foundation co-founder
Kit Brooke Harris said:
“He was thinking of
different ways we could raise money and then he hit up the brilliant
idea of getting the band together.”
Keith, who has played with
Deep Purple and David Bowie, is still a regular performer with
Songs that are being dusted
down for the gig at Leamington Social Club in the High Street on 11
November include classics by the Who, Cream, the Monkees and the
“I saw them rehearsing for
four hours last night and it was amazing. It was like going back to
my bedroom and jamming with my mates all those years ago.”
He added that the money from
the concert could help make a difference to people suffering a
terrible time in the Philippines.
“We have raised money
before but safely it has gone missing, so we thought we would start
to do something with it directly.
”At the moment we are
working under the umbrella of Christian Outreach in Leamington while
we are applying for charitable status.”