John Watterson brings his tribute to singer/songwriter Jake Thackrayto Lyceum Folk Club next week.
John was born and grew up on the Isle of Man, which is where he first saw and met Jake Thackray in 1975. He recalls a performance at the local folk club, which had the audience in stitches and a chat with a very modest and self-deprecating Jake at the interval – ‘a big man and a huge talent, clearly embarrassed by the standing ovation, Jake preferred to have a pint at the bar with the punters and didn’t really see what the fuss was about’.
John will be performing many of Jake’s classic material as Fake Thackeray at Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club, 45 Malpas Road, Newport on July 13.
Doors 8.00pm Start 8.30pm Tickets £8.00 available on the door or from Ruth 07966754366