A Sixties and Seventies music legend is playing a gig in West Mersea this weekend.

When American-inspired funk and R n B influenced band SNAFU appear at the MICA centre on Saturday they will be fronted by singer Bobby Harrison (above left).

Not only the original lead vocalist of the popular Seventies band, Bobby is well known for his time with Procol Harum, who as a founder member helped record some of their all-time classics such as A Whiter Shade of Pale and Homburg.

After leaving Procol Harem, Bobby then formed Freedom from 1968 to 1972 recording five critically acclaimed albums, and several solo albums.

In 1973 Bobby then teamed up with Micky Moody, a former member of Juicy Lucy and Whitesnake, and formed SNAFU.

The band toured Europe with the Doobie Brothers and the USA with Emerson Lake and Palmer, producing several albums. Their debut album was released in 1973 ‘SNAFU’, which they followed with 1974’s Situation Normal, All Funked Up and SNAFU Live Nottingham in 1976.

The band play the island venue on Saturday, June 16. Tickets are £10, available in advance from 01206 384656 or on the doors on the night, which open 7.30pm.