They had the charts, so it was the idea of 3 Dorset musicians. Dugald Clark (Baritone Sax). Jack Shaughnessy (Bass Guitar) and Tony Waller (trumpet) to put together a band of musicians to play music that they all wanted to play, as well as an audience loving the varied genres of music. Numbers by bands such as ‘Earth Wind and Fire’, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Chuck Mangione and one of the hottest bands in the USA, ‘Tower of Power’.

This 10 piece band came together for one performance in October 2019, calling the gig 'Tower of Funk - For One Night Only' . It was at the Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Poole and the evening was a great success.

Band personnel: -  Ray Foster - vocals *** Marie Haywood - vocals *** Tony Waller - trumpet and flugel *** Tom Bruton - tenor sax *** Dugald Clark - Baritone Sax *** Geza Molnar - trombone *** Stuart Darling - keyboards *** Sean McGregor-Willey - guitar *** Jack Shaughnessy - bass guitar *** David Waller - drums

Repertoire includes: Sweet Soul Music - September - Sir Duke - Street Life - Mr Toad’s Wild Ride - Soul Vaccination

No doubt the band will perform again next year, and is available for festivals, concerts, weddings etc.

Sean O'Connell ''You guys were brilliant!! One of the best tickets I've ever bought. It was a thrill-ride from first note to last. The horns cracked in like a military precision unit, tight formation, blazing sound. Loved your driving beat and breathtaking fills. Corrrrr. If there's any justice in the world, this should not be a once-only gig: after all, you've done the homework already. Well done every single player / singer.''