Wild WIlly Barrett's Roaring Touring (22 Oct)
A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett is back in town!
Willy, best known for his partnership with John Otway, has had a long and varied career. He has toured with artists as diverse as Madness and Steeleye Span, and his wonderful acoustic guitar playing is featured on The Contemporary Folk Guitar album alongside Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap & Ralph McTell.
The group’s singer, Jane Williams, has worked with some of the best in the business (including Van Morrison) and adds a wonderful burst of energy to this quirky ensemble. Her effortless but highly emotive vocals draw you in and leave you wanting more.
Mary Holland imparts warmth and sensitivity with her cello weaving beautifully in and out, adding both melody and bass to the arrangements.
If you’ve never seen this group before, come prepared to be entertained with a wide variety of musical styles. Willy’s off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers, as the group perform original material on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo, ukulele and keyboards.