From busker to global troubador. When Pete Morton plays The Queens Head on April 13th,he brings with him years of experience in writing and performing. The Guardian described his writing as 'a revelation and totally original'. His last album 'Economy' drew such plaudits as 'top drawer songwriting shot through with integrity'. Always an innovator, Pete has now evolved his own form of folk rap combing verses of traditional and contemporary verses delivered at knitting machine speed. Folk roots, New Routes indeed.
A really rousing night at The Queens Head. Chris Butler's opening set immediately set the tone for an evening of vibrant and challenging music shot through with some great touches of humour.
Robb was on great form and appeared to enjoy himself as much as the audience. Warm atmosphere as always. Robb clearly going from strength to strength in the songwriting stakes.
Veteran of some thirty albums and a regular on the airwaves in the halcyon days of Andy Kershaw, Robb still plays with a youthful rage and passion balanced by a keen sense of the absurd. Surely one of the few songwriters to attract plaudits from the music press,Tony Benn and er....The Daily Telegraph. Once described as our finest songwriter since Richard Thompson, there can be be no higher praise as far as I'm concerned.
Now,fresh from compering at The Tolpuddle Festival, Robb is back on the road and heading for Belper and a weekend full of musical and political importance.I began to lose count of the number of platforms Robb shared down in Dorset but Tony Benn and Billy Bragg could have no finer warm-up.
Friday 13th September at The Queens Head. Expect an evening of rare passion and biting wit. Support from the excellent Mr Chris Butler.
Admission £6 Doors at 8.00pm.
A fabulous night at The Queens Head with Clive Carroll and Ruth Bellamy.
Ruth's strong opening set made the whole evening more congenial - and professional,
Clive ably demonstrated why he is numbered among the top ten acoustic guitarists on the planet. He gave us the full pyrotechnics and range from blues to baroque where his playing was cool and seductive enough to charm a cobra up a drainpipe. In fact the Top Bar may need to be checked for infestation. Near capacity audience and great atmosphere.