The Jake Thackray Syndrome @ Lymm Festival - 29th June 2013

After two sell-out years the Jake Thackray Syndrome returns to showcase the brilliant comic songs of the late, great Jake Thackray.

With songs about burglars disguised as nuns, unspeakably awful in-laws and rampant cockerels, all human (and animal) life is here!

The reputation of Fake Thackray (John Watterson) and Lymm resident Paul Thompson has led to appearances on radio and live shows across the country, including, most recently, a tour supporting Fairport Convention.

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Buy the DVD

jake bbc dvd

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.