john wattersonnew ad

'We can't have Jake back but this is the next best thing - a real tribute' - Mike Harding

'It is marvellous that Jake Thackray's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands'  - Ralph McTell

Listen to John's appearance on Radio 4's 'Great Lives'

 bbc-pic-FT ISy MP

In May 2014 Fake Thackray headed to the Radio 4 studios to guest on Matthew Parris' "Great Lives" show. They were joined by the Peep Show's Isy Suttie to recount the life, times and inspriration of Jake Thackray. Listen here.

John Watterson has performed the songs of Jake Thackray at festivals, concerts, clubs, after dinner venues and – most specially – to members of Jake’s family.    

Jake’s songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC – and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today.

John's appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is obvious to his audience. John’s performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray -  his work, his genius and his very essence, an essence that the new age of music lovers are in danger of missing out on.  

John is a talented guitarist and vocalist and has that engaging quality that makes you want to listen to his performance. When you wrap these ingredients up in the songs of Jake Thackray the result is a highly entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century.


facebooktwitter

cropredy

Fake Thackray at Cropredy Festival 2013

Watch

Forthcoming Gigs by Fake Thackray

AUGUST 2014

16th - Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Details - www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
23rd - Galtres Festival, Helmsley, N Yorks
Details - www.galtresfestival.org.uk
30th - Brighouse Civic Hall HD6 1RW
Opening for Roger Davies' (new single launch)
Tickets: www.brighousecanalfestival.co.uk


SEPTEMBER 2014


24th - Green Note Cafe, Camden
Details - www.greennote.co.uk
25th - Bishop Stortford Folk Club
Details - http://www.beerfordbury.co.uk
26th - St Ives Folk Festival, Cornwall
Details - www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
27th & 28th - Southdowns Folk Festival, Bognor Regis
Details - www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

OCTOBER 2014

9th - Leek Folk Club, Cheddleton, Leek
Details - 01538 385260
11th - Coal Aston Village Hall, Derbyshire
Details - www.coalastonhall.org
26th - Lichfield Arts Folk Festival, Staffs
Details - http://lichfieldarts.org.uk


NOVEMBER 2014


3rd - The Iron Horse Folk Club, Newton Aycliffe
Details - 07922 324675
20th - Castle Cellar Bar,Cardigan
Details - http://www.castlecafeandcellarbar.com
21st - Stowe School, Bucks
Details 0280 818028
www.stowe.co.uk
22nd - Llanhennock, Caerleon, S Wales

Details - www.caerleon-arts.org


JANUARY 2015


12th - Barnsley Folk Club, S Yorks
Details - 07803 049 856
23rd - HinckleyACT, Leicestershire
Details - www.hinckleyact.co.uk

MARCH 2015

27th - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Details - www.worcesterlive.co.uk


APRIL 2015


25th April - Nailers FC Concerts, Belper
Details - www.prpromotions.org.uk


MAY 2015


30th - Browfoot Room, Ulpha, Cumbria
Details - www.musicinulpha.org.uk


JULY 2015


16th - Topic Folk Club Bradford
Details - http://www.topicfc.nawaller.com/
19th - Under the Dome Festival, Whitley Bay
Details - www.under-the-dome.org
Telephone - 0191 251 6720

mike harding folk show