Otway & Barrett
Saturday 3 November 2018 / 7.30 pm / Kimpton Memorial Hall SG4 8RD /
Book very early to avoid despair!
Still going after more than 40 years and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Wild Willy Barrett and mad onstage antics of John Otway are hilarious to watch.
If you don't believe us, then hit the play button on the video to the right. Go on. You know you want to...
Doors open at 7.30 pm
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall Lane,
Kimpton, Herts, SG4 8RD [Find on Google Maps]
Saturday 3 November 2018
John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!) almost become an added extra.
Ever keen to add a new dimension to the show, Willy has gone back to their roots with a new addition to his array of instruments, which he calls the Les Dawson Thumb. The idea stems from the guitar made by Willy’s dad in 1965 from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank, which became affectionately known as the Les Dawson (a satirical reference to the much loved Gibson Les Paul) and was used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free.
For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah-wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another: An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.