The K-Dels will reunite once again for a special fundraising concert this Saturday.
The K-Dels will reunite once again for a special fundraising concert this Saturday.

60s crooners play for charity

ALMOST five decades after they crooned to slow dancers or prompted the boogie, Warwick group the K-Dels have banded together for their third “farewell” concert on Saturday.

They may be “more mature” when compared to earlier photos but the seven silver foxes are doing it all again for charity.

In the 1960s Bill (Billy Jake) Jacob was the front man for the K-Dels but has come out of retirement in Tasmania to return to the Rose City with the determination of a John Farnham farewell concert to raise enough money to fund two new beds at Akooramak Aged Care facility.

“We played in the 1960s and now we’re now in our 60s,” Jacob said. “We’re playing better now than what we did as teenagers. We’re more mature now.”

The last time the K-Dels performed was November last year to raise money the Leukaemia Foundation and Jacob couldn’t wait to move his nimble fingers to make the music he loved with his old mates.

Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise president Doug Bryce has set a goal to raise $6000 from the event to fund the two new beds at the nursing home.

The concert will feature 1960s style toe-tapping rock and just 180 tickets remain with the K-Dels’ music complemented by dinner catered by the RSL, door opens at 6.30pm Saturday. Tickets ($35) are available from the RSL and all proceeds to fund news beds at Akooramak.



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