KENNEY JONES, DRUMMER supreme with The Faces, Small Faces and The Who, has been on the phone to MOJO outlining plans for this Saturday’s (June 13) Rock ’N’ Horsepower event at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Surrey.
As ever, a few chukkas of polo will be followed by a big gig by Jones and pals. Last year saw Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join their former bandmate for a bevy of Who classics. This year guests include Procol Harum, Chris Difford and Ali Campbell.
“It’s 50 years of the Small Faces,” says Jones, “so we’re acknowledging that. Sadly, Mac [Ian McLagen] passed away at Christmas. But I’ve brought back Ronnie Lane’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame award and I’m going to present it to Luke and Ruben, Ronnie’s sons. We’ll play some Small Faces songs, with various singers taking on the vocals.”
Prostate Cancer UK is the charity to benefit, a cause Jones feels close to after recently coming through treatment for the disease.
“One in 8 men will get it. One man every hour dies of it,” he says. “Blokes are concerned that the treatment will make them impotent, but if you catch it early the treatment’s non-invasive.“
The show, also featuring Andy Fairweather-Low, Mark King, Hamish Stewart and Lisa Stansfield, among many others, promises great fun, for Jones if for no-one else…
“It’s a great buzz,” he sighs, “reminds me of the old ’60s package tours. I loved those. You couldn’t beat the comradeship.”
For more information about Rock ’N’ Horsepower 2015, and musical menu, visit hurtwoodparkpolo.co.uk
For tickets, head straight to aloud.seetickets.com