FORMER Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner has penned a song about New Brighton landmark Fort Perch Rock.
The former teenage pop idol will perform the track when he returns to the Fort for a one-off appearance on Sunday, February 12.
The songwriter and guitarist is best known for his work with the Bay City Rollers, but is building a growing following with his solo acoustic gigs.
He has appeared at arts venues and folk clubs in the UK and Europe, and also appeared at the Glastonbury and Guilfest Festivals.
He is about to release a new album, which includes his Fort track The Rock.
The song was inspired by his previous appearances at the former Napoleonic coastal defence fortress for its annual outdoor concerts season.
Eric will perform a folk–acoustic session, hits from his days in the Bay City Rollers and talk about his journey from the band to the present day.
Doug Darroch, curator at Fort Perch Rock, said: “We’re very flattered and honoured. It’s one of the best songs on his new album.
“When I was growing up the Bay City Rollers were massive so it was unbelievable when he came here and said he’d written a song about the Fort.
“He’s into folk now so it’ll be an acoustic session, but he’s also going to perform some of the Bay City Rollers songs.
“It should be a great afternoon.”
Eric will be supported by Tony Davis from The Spinners and Don woods.
The show will take place from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Tickets are £8 on the door or in advance from Fort Perch Rock by calling 07976 282120 or e-mail
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