Thackray fans Tessa Lowe and Rosie Pocklington are bringing Jakefest18 to Birmingham.
Jake Thackray spent the early years of Rock and Roll teaching in France and Algeria. He came back to England with a love of chansons. Friend and collaborator with Bressen, a huge admirer of Brel, he went on to have national and international success with songs such as 'On and On' and 'The Bull.'
Such is the wit and insight of his lyrics, Thackray is described as the Northern Noel Coward, A hardcore of fanatics gather together from far and wide every two years to celebrate Thackray, sing his songs and talk about his work.
This year Thackray fans Tessa Lowe and Rosie Pocklington are bringing Jakefest18 to Birmingham. We will have two music-packed days at the excellent Spotted Dog in Digbeth, 16/17 June, during the course of which we will also enjoy performances of the chansons beloved by Thackray.
It is the 40th anniversary of the death of Jacques Brel, so you are offered a Jake/Jacques weekend. One of our core aims is to introduced Thackray's work to a younger generation. If you love Alex Turner or Jarvis Cocker, you will appreciate the humanity and intelligence of Jake Thackray. Come and meet up with connoisseurs. Entry to all events is by donation, so no excuses. If anyone would like a performance spot for the Sunday Chanson Session, please contact us via our Facebook page /JakeFest18.
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