For the past 4 years Kamloops Harley-Davidson® and Kamloops EagleRider have partnered with Childline Rocks, a charitable organization that raises funds through live music performances and other shenanigans for a British charity for children. Kamloops EagleRider is the exclusive Harley-Davidson® rental company for this charity and without Kamloops EagleRiders help this ride would not have started 4 years ago.
This spring, if you are in the deep south of the USA, you can expect to see a large group of interesting characters riding Kamloops EagleRider Harley-Davidson® motorcycles from Nashville to New Orleans and up to Clarksdale Mississippi, via the historic Blues Music Trail for 8 days. Much effort has been put forth into this project and if all goes as planned, expect to see this tour turned into a television series that will debut in North America in the near future.
Officially, these riders are dubbed “The Sons of Royalty”, whom includes Special Forces veterans, bestselling authors, rock gods, and wondering minstrels. Please see www.childlinerocks.org.uk to see who might be getting patched for the gang shortly
Supplying the Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, is none other than Al Perrett; owner of Kamloops Harley-Davidson® & Kamloops EagleRider Rentals. He is the president of the “Sons of Royalty Canada” and has recently been nominated for the “Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame”. Being 75 years old, he can also boast about being a multiple time and the oldest winner of the Baja 1000 in the past two decades. Als presence during this ride and his business connection is hugely valued to Childline and “The Sons Of Royalty”.
In the past 3 years this ride has been about building awareness of the “Childline” Charity, riding Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, and getting the “The Sons of Royalty” together for unbelievable journeys in America. Childline Rocks is the only musical volunteer board for two of the UK’s largest children charities, Childline and the NSPCC (National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children)
Since this ride consists of extremely talented people, it only makes sense that “The Sons Of Royalty” play as a band once a year during this ride. The characters that have committed are:
Danny Bowes: Front man of the British rock band “Thunder”,
Peter Shoulder: Front man of the British rock band “The Union”. 1 of only 3 Brits ever to win a WC Handy award from the Blues Foundation of America, the other 2 being Peter Green & Eric Clapton,
Papa George: British Blues Legend who has played with Freddy Mercury, John Lord, Iain Paice, Micky Moody and many more,
Susie Webb: Does vocals for The Who, Queen and the Fabba Girls,
Bobby Tench: Guitar and vocals for Streetwalkers, Van Morrison, Humble Pie (for 3 years the biggest band in the world) and the Jeff Beck Group,
Pete Rees: Longest serving bass player for Gary Moore,
Luke Morley: Does guitar and vocals for “Thunder” and “The Union”,
Chris Childs: Guitar player for “Thunder”, “The Union” and the Ultimate Eagles,
Dave Mcluskey: Drums for “The Union”,
Tim Hinkley: Keyboards and vocals for Elkie Brooks, Sonny Boy Williamson & Ben E. King,
Special thanks to Belt Drive Betty for supplying us the information on this great event.
Kamloops Harley-Davidson/ Kamloops EagleRider
Kamloops, BC, Canada
Childline Rocks Co-Founder & Ambassador