Friday 24th March 2017 - John Otway

John Otway 2017John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.

Sales of Otway's sixth single, the half-spoken love song Really Free increased dramatically and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. An appearance on the BBC's flagship music programme Top of the Pops, where Otway & Barrett were introduced by Elton John later, Otway was finally a star. It would however, be his greatest success for some time.

Although no-one wanted to listen to Otway on record, the live show remained as chaotic as ever and the possibility of physical injury meant that his audiences remained loyal. By the mid-1980s, Otway had appeared as a special guest in the final episode of the BBC comedy The Young Ones and was constantly touring, clocking up around 150 shows a year.

On 6 October 2002, Otway celebrated with the crowd as Bunsen Burner was announced at number nine. After 25 years, Otway was back in the charts and back on Top of the Pops. He was also finally able to release his Greatest Hits album. Commenting on the fact that the title of this album is now in the plural, Otway was justifiably very proud of it for having: "finally got it [the 's'] on the right side of the word Hit". Otway has been with us twice so far and each time tickets have sold out so we’re making it an    annual event!

http://www.johnotway.com/

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Thursday 18th May 2017 - Dean Friedman

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Dean Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, pot-smoking, vegetarian Jewish girl in a peasant blouse who lived, as the lyric goes

Dean scored again with the release of his follow up album, “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’, and the now classic hit single,Lucky Stars. This magical duet, performed with singer, Denise Marsa, zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, going instantly gold.Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including familiar radio staples such as Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.

His consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith. 

Friedman’s latest CD, Submarine Races, has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics, alike. The long awaited studio album contains 13 brand new tracks, lyrical soundscapes and story-songs, bursting with life, love and survival in a surreal world. 

After an almost sell out show with us earlier this year we are delighted that Dean has agreed to come to us as part of his 2017 tour. 

http://www.deanfriedman.com/

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Friday 07th April 2017 - Chris Difford

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Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’,‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’.

 Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handywork

Get your tickets fast as this is sure to be a sell out , just like the gigs in 2015.

  http://www.chrisdifford.com/

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Saturday 14th October 2017 - John Otway and The Big Band

big bandJohn is a regular favourite of ours and this will be his fourth show with us but the first time with the big band which adds a whole new dimension to an Otway gig. 

John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.

Sales of Otway's sixth single, the half-spoken love song Really Free increased dramatically and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. An appearance on the BBC's flagship music programme Top of the Pops, where Otway & Barrett were introduced by Elton John later, Otway was finally a star. It would however, be his greatest success for some time.

On 6 October 2002, Otway celebrated with the crowd as Bunsen Burner was announced at number nine. After 25 years, Otway was back in the charts and back on Top of the Pops. He was also finally able to release his Greatest Hits album. Commenting on the fact that the title of this album is now in the plural, Otway was justifiably very proud of it for having: "finally got it [the 's'] on the right side of the word Hit". Otway has been with us twice so far and each time tickets have sold out so we’re making it an    annual event!

http://www.johnotway.com/

BUY TICKETS Please note this gig is taking place at the Boat Club Trentside  NG2 5FA.