Alstonefield Village Hall SUPPORTING Pete Atkin
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Back again at Alstonefield Village Hall – this time soing a rare supporting set for Pete Atkin who, if you didn’t know, is this:
Pete Atkin is the ‘near-legendary’ British singer and songwriter who in the early 1970s made six highly collectable albums of quirky, original, and always entertaining songs, told with ironic humour and acute observation. Pete wrote the music, and Australian satirist, writer and TV personality, Clive James, wrote the words. Unclassifiable at the time, their work stands as a defining example of what has since become known as ‘English Chanson’.
Thanks to the internet, after a gap of more than 20 years, it became clear that Atkin and James’ early songs were far from forgotten. As a result, the old albums were reissued on CD, and the pair revived their partnership with live performances including the Edinburgh Fringe and a tour of Australia. Getting back on the road led to new material being written, producing new albums every bit as good as those from the early days.
For a ‘day-job’, Atkin is a writer and freelance radio producer, having worked mostly for the BBC, on programmes such as the epic series This Sceptred Isle.
This is an genuinely rare opportunity to catch Pete Atkin solo, with just guitar and piano.
I’m really pleased to have been invited to do this as I have never heard Pete live and I’m looking forward to being in the audience!