Jake Thackray Night - Sheffield 21/08/13

With songs about burglars disguised as nuns, unspeakably awful in-laws, village scallywags and rampant cockerels, all human (and animal) life is on show in this gala evening. Featuring:

THE JAKE THACKRAY SYNDROME - showcasing the brilliant comic songs of the late, great Jake Thackray. Lymm resident Paul Thompson is one of the foremost interpretors of Thackray's outrageous oeuvre.

RUDOLF ROCKER PLAY THACKRAY AND BRASSENS - Cult group from Whitby who address Jake's 'French' songs including his translations of the great chansonnier Georges Brassens.

BOB FISCHER - BBC Radio DJ and weird folk singer who delivers rollicking versions of Jake's favourite numbers.

Details are here: http://www.mygreystones.co.uk/diary_august.html

and here: The Greystones, Sheffield, Wednesday 21st August 8pm £10 advance wegottickets.com

Buy the DVD

jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'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.