Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience. Gibbs is often referred to as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in Romania, was a fifth grade yo-yo champion and once wrestled a bear (and lost). Otis has played countless, theatres, festivals, bars and house concerts and has managed to carve out a living, while remaining happily independent.
Much of his work concentrates on the world ignored by pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete, or simply marginalized, it...
One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best known and most celebrated works, the Mikado is a light-hearted comedy set in the fictional town of Titipu, Japan.
The wandering minstrel son of the Mikado falls for and flirts with a girl who is engaged to her guardian Ko-Ko. Unfortunately the Mikado has decreed that flirting is punishable by death and Ko-Ko, who has been appointed Lord High Executioner, must find someone to execute before the Mikado’s forthcoming visit! Throw a corrupt public official into the mix and confusion and deceit abound.
The latest show from acclaimed musicians Blast from the Past takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.
Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Blast from the Past paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.
Ralph McTell has enjoyed a 48 year career and Autumn 2013 sees the One More For The Road tour of this quintessential singer-songwriter-guitarist.
Ralph’s shows feature beautifully crafted narrative songs, combined with destrous fingerstyle guitar playing and evocative story telling, and will of course include the Ivor Novello award winning Streets of London.
Opera Lyrica presents Handel's pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, a tale of tragedy, eternal love and liberation. This brief and beautiful masque has been bewitching audiences since its premiere in 1718, and this semi-staged production will be no exception. Join this cast of young professionals as they tell you the story of the mortal Acis and the goddess Galatea, and their love doomed by the cyclops Polyphemus. If you already know and love the opera, come and enjoy a...
Richard Atkins has been Principal of Exeter College since 2002, and was previously Principal of Yeovil College for seven years. During the past ten years Richard has led a number of significant changes and developments at the College, which have resulted in Exeter College students achieving outstanding success, and the college being rated amongst the leading FE and Skills Colleges in England.
Forty years ago saw the release of a record that would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old – ’20th Century Boy’ was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including ‘Telegram Sam’ and ‘Jeepster’ he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record later in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, ‘I Love to Boogie’.
WAVE: A collection of compositions…emotionally charged and dynamic…exploring the peaks and depths of our experiences.
Music that is truthful, life embracing and from the heart. Personal experiences shaped by imagination are transformed into something we can all engage with. Let WAVE carry you.
This is the second chapter from WAVE, continuing their music with some new compositions. Expect groove and freedom from soft and lyrical to explosive sounds brought to live in jazz trio form by Roz Harding – alto sax, Mike Outram – guitar, Jim Bashford – drums.
Mal Evans was the Beatles roadie, but he was also their closest friend, he toured the world with them, took part on their recording sessions and films. He was there when they met Bob Dylan and Elvis. He was their protector when their lives were threatened in the Philippines and present when they studied with Maharishi in India. He even lived with Paul McCartney as his housekeeper in 1967 and there is good reason to believe he helped write the title song of ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band!
To the boys he was an invaluable travelling companion and close confidante. On the...
The FB Pocket Orchestra takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier.
The Orchestra features a unique line-up of strings, brass, reeds, guitar, percussion and vocals drawing repertoire from blues, jazz, ragtime and dance music from the early 1900s. Arrangements are all written by band members especially to invoke the spirit of the period and stay resolutely in step with current trends.