An Audience without Jake Thackray

Saturday 09 February 2019
08.30 pm - 10.45 pm

Doors and bar open 7.30pm

TICKETS £6.00 on-line at or in the flesh at York House Centre.

We are delighted to present John Watterson’s new show for 2019, ‘An Audience without Jake Thackray’

The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century, a unique talent, whose songs are full of humour, poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity – with the odd double or even triple-entendre.

John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio. John has recently uncovered 15 wonderful songs written by Jake but never released – some have lain forgotten in the BBC archives for decades, others found in Jake’s personal papers have never been heard.

These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show – a hilarious and captivating celebration the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths.

Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.

In the meantime, here is a clip of John performing a Jake song which John’s wife will not allow him to perform at home!

Doors open at 7.30pm and York House’s charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks at the cash-only bar. All proceeds from the bar go to York House Centre.

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