Feb 10 2012 by David Irwin, Solihull News
A SOLIHULL musician, who played his first ever gig in the borough, will be returning to his hometown next month.
Derek Eynon performed at the Hatchford Brook Youth Club, in 1977, to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Thirty-five years later, a few months before the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, he’ll be back in the borough again for a solo show.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Derek, now 54. “I hope to see a few old faces when I’m over there.
“There’s never been that many live venues in Solihull, and I live over in Worcestershire these days so I don’t get back over there all that much.”
Originally from Elmdon, Derek became the bass player for a folk rock band, Red Shoes, and played with them for most of the ‘80s.
The group released an album and played gigs at many of the major music festivals, and atthe NEC, supporting JoeCocker.
From there, Derek performed with a number of different groups, and for the past seven years he has worked as a solo singer/guitarist.
q He will be playing at The Golden Acres, in Rowood Drive, just a stone’s throw from where he grew up, on St Patrick’s Day – March 17.