Banbury Folk Club organisers are excited to welcome back performer Gerry Colvin as a special guest on the club night on Wednesday, May 7.
Club organisers Derek and Mary Droscher said: “We are delighted to welcome back the dynamic Gerry Colvin; a gifted songwriter whose passion for his songs is all consuming.
“His infectious humour and enthusiasm draws his audience in like no other performer on the folk scene.”
They added: “Banbury Folk Club and Festival audiences have always loved seeing Gerry and he has a strong local following. In fact, one of his biggest fans at the club, Sue Halls, will be introducing him on the night. We are looking forward to seeing him with his new band.”
Since his early days, Gerry has created individual recordings that reflect his vast musical influences and lyrical insight. In the early 1980s he co-founded and fronted the John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit Terry & Gerry. The band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on TV shows including The Tube and The Old Grey Whistle Test. Their five singles and album all reached number one on the indie charts.
In the 90s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter. He also formed The Atlantics and compered at Glastonbury Festival.
Although his music also has a strong jazz influence, Gerry has gained popularity on the folk circuit, appearing at many festivals in the five-piece folk band ColvinQuarmby.
Phil Beer of Show of Hands said: “Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance. His subjects andcharacters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories that can make us laugh and cry in the same breath.”
At the folk club concert Gerry will be joined by Elliott Rooney, young musician of the year nominee, on piano and guitar and Trish Keelan, Irish songstress and accordion player. Gerry will be supported by Wilson and Wright.
The club meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Banbury Cross Inn, in Butchers Row. Entry is £8/£7 concessions on the door.
For more details see www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk or call 01295 709881.