If you are not too far from Banbury we have Les Barker as our special guest at Banbury Folk Club this Wednesday.
If you have not seen Les before you are in for a treat. If you have, we know that you will want to come back for more!
Les Barker - A short biography from the age of three until nearly teatime.
Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 79 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two. Les began his career as assistant to Mrs Ackroyd, a small hairy mongrel who lay around in folk clubs, bit people and became famous. Mrs Ackroyd was the only dog ever to own her own record label. Since her sad demise, Les is mainly a solo performer, though he has taken to working with humans from time to time. The Mrs Ackroyd Band gradually evolved from an ever-changing who's who of the folk scene into a tightly knit, well- rehearsed group.
To find out more look at www.emergingmusic.co.uk
Supporting Les at the club will be Toots n' Fraser aka Suzanne & Fraser Winterbottom, who we have seen at the club in various guises including Fat Freddy's Cat and Rag n' Roll Band. Fraser is a singer songwriter/guitarist from the Buckingham area and plays blues, jazz, folk, acoustic, ragtime and a smattering of unexpected arrangements of pop songs. Susanne plays accordion and keyboard. We are looking forward to seeing them as a duo.
Special Guest Night - Admission £9/ Concessions £7
The Banbury Folk Club meets in The Millers Bar, The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury on Wednesdays at 8.30 pm - www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk