Top folk-rockers bring their take on Dylan

The Dylan Project

The Dylan Project

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A band with connections to the Banbury area will be performing in the town next week.

The Dylan Project will start their 13 date tour of the UK with an appearance at Banbury Trades and Labour Club in West Bar on Tuesday, December 6.

Take four of Britain’s most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer and combine these elements for the gig.

The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons.

A member of the popular folk band Fairport Convention, Dave Pegg is from Banbury.

As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language.

The Dylan Project’s repertoire spans the whole of Dylan’s oeuvre – everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi – and new material is frequently brought into the setlist. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away.

Although the phrase “tribute band” can mean a slavish facsimile or a big-name cash-in, The Dylan Project is far more than a mere copycat act.

The members bring their own distinctive take on the music, Steve Gibbons interprets the lyrics with stylish individuality and, above all, respect for a master writer and performer shines through every word, every note.

But The Dylan Project is more than a studio ensemble. Since its inception, the band has been entertaining audiences with an electrifying stage show.

As well as touring UK arts centres, concert halls and theatres, The Dylan Project has played in Europe and appeared at festivals large and small – including Cropredy of course.

The gig starts at 6.30pm and tickets for the show are £15.

For further information about the band, to listen to some of their material, or to book tickets for the gig in advance visit www.dylanproject.co.uk.