Lymm Festival ‘Winter Warmers’: An Evening of Music, Song and Laughter
Lymm Festival regulars, Paul Thompson and John Watterson (a.k.a. the genuine Fake Thackray) are proud to present a world première – an evening celebrating their new album of comic songs by the legendary, enigmatic (and entirely fictional) Frédéric Debreu.
The evening provides an introduction to the music and world of the legendary Debreu, through songs and readings (all in English!). Also expect one or two Jake Thackray songs, at no extra charge.
The songs, all written by Paul and novelist Alex Marsh, are inspired by Alex’s novel, The Resurrection of Frédéric Debreu. With songs covering subjects as diverse as vengeful widows, clapped-out lovers, desperate sinners, pretty goats and arguments about string, all human (and animal) life is here. The songs are by turns comic, satirical, absurd and poignant, reflecting the admiration Paul and Alex share for the songs of Jake Thackray and his French hero, Georges Brassens.
John Watterson has achieved national recognition as the UK’s greatest interpreter of the songs of Jake Thackray. As ‘Fake Thackray’ he has appeared on national radio and toured with Fairport Convention and performed at Latitude, Cropredy and the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Last year he and Paul released the acclaimed album, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray.
The venue is Upstairs at ‘The Spread Eagle’, on Eagle Brow, where Paul Thompson and John Watterson have previously performed to most appreciative full houses with their fabulous, acclaimed ‘Jake Thackray’ shows.
Bar and food available.