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'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

 

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Fake Thackray at Cropredy Festival 2013

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.


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Forthcoming Gigs by Fake Thackray

APRIL 2014

4th - Kilburn Village Hall, North Yorkshire
Details - John.Harron@tiscali.co.uk
6th - Jabberwockys, Douglas , Isle of Man
Details - www.jonnopromotions.com
11th - Fleur De Lys, East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire
Details - www.thefleurdelyspub.co.uk

MAY 2014

29th - Lifeboat, Margate
Details - http://thelifeboat-margate.com
30th - Liphook Social Club, Hants
Details - paul@longmoorroad.fsnet.co.uk
31st - Hunton Village Hall, Kent
Details - Mike 01622 820429

JUNE 2014

1st - The Pigs Ear Festival, Edenbridge, Kent
From 2pm
Details - keithrule544@btinternet.com
2nd - Croydon Folk Club, Croydon
Details - www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk
6th - Korks Wine bar, Otley, Yorks
Tickets - www.jumborecords.co.uk
13th - Witherley Village Hall, Leics
Details - mikemarj@btinternet.com
20th - Crowland Abbey, Nr Peterborough
Details - http://www.friendsofcrowlandabbey.co.uk
21st - Beverley Folk Festival, East Yorks
Details - www.beverleyfestival.com
26th - Parkgate Folk Club, Nr Chester
Details - www.parkgatefolkclub.com
27th - Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle

Details - www.ticketsource.co.uk/civicartscentre
28th - Ramsey Arts Festival, Nr Peterborough
Details - www.ramseyarts.co.uk

JULY 2014

4th - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Details - www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
5th - Cleckheaton Folk Festival
Details - www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
13th - Frome Festival, Somerset
Details - 01373 455420
16th - Lllantrisant Folk Club
Details - www.folkwales.org.uk/folk
17th - Garage Folk Club, Swansea
Details - www.facebook.com/garagefolkclub
26th - Sunart Centre, Strontian, Highlands
Details - www.sunartcentre.org
28th - Crail Festival, Fife
Details - www.crailfestival.co.uk
30th - Dunfermline Folk Club
Details - www.dunfermlinefolkclub.co.uk

AUGUST 2014

16th - Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Details - www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 2014

25th - St Ives Folk Festival, Cornwall
Details - www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
27th & 28th - Southdowns Folk Festival, Bognor Regis
Details - www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

OCTOBER 2014

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

NOVEMBER 2014

22nd - Llanhennock, Caerleon, S Wales
Details - www.caerleon-arts.org

JANUARY 2015

12th - Barnsley Folk Club, S Yorks
Details - 07803 049 856

JULY 2015

25th - Browfoot Room, Ulpha, Cumbria
Details - www.musicinulpha.org.uk

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