A Sunday Soul Night concert is being staged at Sixways this weekend for injured Academy ace Earl Collins – and you can still buy a ticket a be part of a special night with Warriors.
The ‘Original Soul Survivors’ will make a reunion appearance this Sunday with the original six-piece line-up – that includes Academy Assistant Manager Gary Meechan – returning for one-night to play 60s classic soul for the benefit of Earl and his family after the young winger sustained a serious neck injury playing for Warriors in March.
Collins – who has also played for England Under-19 Regional Academies – remains one of the brightest young talents at Sixways and is expected to make a full recovery in the future.
The club has supported the Coventry-born back throughout his rehabilitation and now players and officials have decided to host a special musical event to continue to show their backing for the talented 19-year-old.
The Soul Night will see 1st XV Skills Development Coach and Warriors Academy Assistant Manager Gary Meechan return to his musical roots. Meechan was part of the Original Soul Survivors that was formed in January 1986 and famously played over 300 shows in the first 12 months.
The original band worked with, alongside or supported The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Contours, Rufus Thomas, the Foundations and many, many more. Members have played with Simply Red, Girls Aloud, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Shirley Bassey, Edwin Starr, Eddie Floyd, Ben E King and Carla Thomas to name but a few.
The night will also include a special Soul Music DJ with Rob Hurcomb – part of The Worcester Soul Crew – performing. For further information visit www.soulstuff.co.uk
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Earl Collins and his family with tickets priced at just £10. Doors for the Soul Night at Sixways will open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. For further details call the Sixways Events team on 01905 454183. Tickets will also be available on the night.