Bon Soir Brassens: A celebration of the life and songs of Georges Brassens

Jake fans may be interested in the following concert designed to acknowledge the anniversary in October 2011 of the birth and death of Jake's hero, the great French singer Georges Brassens:

Bon Soir Brassens
A celebration of the life and songs of Georges Brassens @ The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe, Sunday 23rd October, 7.30pm

Georges Brassens (1921-1981) was known as ‘the man with the famous moustache’. Brassens wrote and sang songs in the chanson tradition, combining sparse but harmonically complex music with words which were poetic, satirical and lyrical. This concert is a tribute to Brassens in the anniversary year of both his birth and his death.

In performance:
Projet Brassens the foremost UK exponents of Brassens’ songs.
Rudolf Rocker who have transposed Brassens’ songs from Languedoc-Roussillon to the North East Coast of England.
Bob Fischer Legendary DJ/singer who will perform Brassens in the style of Jake Thackray.

Tickets £9/£24 with dinner

Buy the DVD

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.