JakeFest in Birmingham on the weekend of Sat 16th / Sun 17th June

On behalf of Tessa Lowe and her associate Rosie Pocklington, we can announce... a JakeFest in Birmingham on the weekend of Sat 16th / Sun 17th June 2018 !

The venue is The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, a suburb of Brum suitably close to the City centre for travelling purposes, but not central enough to suffer from the huge parking difficulties and expensive accommodation Brum can suffer from. There are plenty of local eateries and places to stay.


Guitar Workshop and meet-up until...

2:00pm --- Jake concert / Floor Spots

4:30pm --- Film / TV program / Talk

5:30pm --- Food Break

7:30pm/8:00pm --- JAKEFEST Main Concert

SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018

--- Paul Thompson - The Resurrection of Frédéric Debreu
--- 'Brum Breleteers' (celebration of 40th anniversary of the demise of Jacques Brel)
--- Brassens, Jake Thackray and other relevant chansoniers
--- Floor spots (hopefully will be takers from 'French connection' groups from Birmingham and beyond)
--- Talk/videos/film re: Jacques Brel

(Pre-scheduled 6:30pm: Classics on Sunday provided by Conservatoire students begins)

- Please contact Tessa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for information on a range of affordable accommodation local to Digbeth and Moseley

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.