October Jakefest in Merseyside

We are pleased to announce a new Jakefest at which the new DVD, 'Jake Thackray and Songs' from the BBC TV series will be launched and available on sale!

It will take place at the Queen's Royal Hotel, New Brighton, Wallasey, Merseyside on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014.

The weekend will consist of an informal Friday evening of song and laughter followed by a Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening concert, with hopefully a few more treats including a sneaky preview of some of the DVD.

More details will be added to this site soon but in the meantime, for those of you who indulge, please like and share www.facebook.com/newbrightonjakefest

All profits for this very reasonable £8 fee will go to Wirral Autistic Society. Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/285627

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. 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.