After his sell-out show last year, John Watterson brings his remarkable Jake Thackray tribute show back to Kardomah94.
Jake is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century; a unique talent whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity.
Intelligent and hilarious lyrics, talent for storytelling, clever wordplay, occasional, artful use of vulgarity and surreal imagination delighted many and outraged some. Since his death in 2002, there has been growing recognition of his genius and a resurgence of interest in his work. His admirers include Jarvis Cocker, Alex Turner, Don Black, Thea Gilmore, Cerys Matthews, Benjamin Clementine and Neil Gaiman.
John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray, he has toured with Fairport Convention and performed at Latitude, Cropredy and the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He has also played for Jake’s family and appeared on Radio 4’s ‘Great Lives’.
Support will come in the form of our very popular ‘performer’s circle’ with three excellent local acts, each taking it in turns to perform one number at a time.
Kardomah94 is a unique city centre venue boasting good food and regional culture. Launched in 2015, it features a restaurant serving quality pizza, salads and sharers and an intimate exhibition-come-theatre space. With a jam-packed monthly calendar of events, from spoken word to film, theatre, comedy, photography and live music, this is the place to catch the best regional talent.