Known for his exquisitely funny, satirical, inclusive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC poetry, Jake Thackray's poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully, and his legacy still continues to delight audiences af all ages today.
‘The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray by John Watterson’ brings his music back to life. During his research for Jake’s biography, John has uncovered a number of songs of real quality written by Jake but never officially recorded. These ‘lost’ gems have now been recorded on a new critically acclaimed CD and now John brings them LIVE to The Grand Pavilion.
Date: Friday 22nd June
Times: Doors and Bar open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets: £8 - AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE!
Restoration Cafe will be open pre-performance, and our Bar will be open throughout.
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 was a true craftsman of the Englich Language and 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.
We are so pleased that Dad’s work lives on through John’s brilliant performance’ - Sam Thackray
‘Brilliant! We can’t have Jake back but this is the next best thing’ - Mike Harding
‘It's wonderful to hear songs by Jake we simply hadn't known about, and to hear them so close to how he might have performed them’ - Neil Gaiman
Find out more about John and 'Fake Thackray', visit: https://www.fakethackray.com