The Derek Watkins Memorial Concert
In 2012, Derek Watkins asked myself and Pete Beachill to form a big band to play at his fifty years in the music business celebrations. Derek was suffering from a rare form of cancer, sarcoma. A charity trust was set up to generate money for sarcoma uk, and Dereks trust was named the super C charity. A super C is an extreemly high note on the trumpet, something that Derek specialized in. So it seemed only fitting to name the band The Super C Big Band.
A year after his death, we put on a concert at the Fairfield halls to celebrate his life. This was highly succssesful and was recorded for DVD and CD. All the proceeds are for Dereks charity, Sarcoma UK.
To obtain a copy of the DVD or CD, just visit www.derekwatkins.co.uk