On Saturday February 20 2016 , I was privileged to be a part of a beautiful Make A Wish presentation to John Surman at Penny Lane music school in Fremantle. On behalf of Kosmic, I presented John with a Fender Custom Shop ’69 Relic Stratocaster that was very much in the Jimi Hendrix ‘Woodstock’ mold. A special guitar for a special person.
We also furnished John with a Fender Mustang III amplifier and a swag of accessories.
With family, friends and Make A Wish volunteers in attendance, John led his band of friends, Richard from Penny Lane and myself through rousing renditions of Hey Joe, Foxy Lady, and Stepping Stone, the solo during Hey Joe bringing the crowd to their feet. His band were rocking, and It was an honour for me to get to play with them.
John is so passionate about his music, and it shows. His playing was superb, and he was every bit the rock star though his band did their best to upstage him, as rock stars do.
Personally, I wish all the very best to John, Angie and his lovely family and hope that I helped to make a difference.
What Make A Wish do is a beautiful thing. It brings happiness to where it is most needed, and all of us at Kosmic are proud to have been able to help and be a part of it.