30 years after they were formed and a little over 26 years since they last played together one of the most popular Isle of Wight bands from the 1980’s, Bobby I Can Fly, recently reformed to play once more to help raise funds for the Quay Arts Centre and the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
Their gig at the Quays Arts Centre on the 12th April 2014 proved to be a huge success with tickets selling out within a few days of going on sale, the venue was filled with many of their original fans and friends who got together once more to enjoy the music that had played such an important part of their early lives. Guy Boorman, who was involved in the promoting the band first time round and who also helped put on this recent show explained the bands reason for choosing the Youth Trust –
‘We all grew up on the Island and are well aware of the issues that face many of the young people living here. When the decision was made to put on this show it seemed only right that a local charity heavily involved in assisting those in need should be one of the beneficiaries of the funds raised. The event was not only great fun and a huge party but also proved to be quite emotional just catching up with so many old familiar faces – it was a joy and we are delighted to be able to make a donation to the Trust’
Following what was to be a one off gig Bobby I Can Fly subsequently received an invitation to play at the Kashmir Café at this year’s IW Festival and were delighted to accept, so if you’ve not seen them before or want to see them again they’ll be on stage at 9pm on Saturday the 14th June. News and further info on the band can be found at www.facebook.com/bobbyIcanfly or www.bobbyicanfly.com