Oct 21, 2012 Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, Stockton on Tees United Kingdom
Sunday
'This Song is Offensive' - A gala tribute to Jake Thackray
The Waiting Room
 

 

Jake Thackray, who died 10 years ago, was one of the great songwriters of the Englishtradition. He composed and sang ribald tales about nuns, blacksmiths, scallywags, buffoonsand statues. Jake’s misfortune was to be lumped in with middlebrow comic TV performerswhen in fact his great inspiration was the French chanson tradition, from Lully to Brel by wayof his hero Georges Brassens. Music from John Watterson, AKA Fake Thackray, Rudolf Rocker & legendary DJ and writer Bob Fischer.