Hurrah, the first full band William D Drake concert of this year! They are one of the headliners at ‘Peoples Day’ festival in Mountsfield Park, SE London, on Saturday 8th July. It’s an annual FREE festival attracting 25,000 people, with music on six stages, international food, refreshment tents, children’s activities, craft, sports, fun fair…
Mr Drake and his band are greatly looking forward to playing lots of very jolly songs on The Big Top stage, in the late afternoon ….. following a day of merry larks and a scrumptious picnic!
17.30 – 18.15 The Big Top Stage
Saturday 8th July 2017. 12.00-20.00
Admission – FREE
Mountsfield Park. Brownhill Road. London SE6 1AN
Nearest rail stations Catford Bridge, Catford, Hither Green and lots of bus routes. (Parking near the festival is very difficult on the day)
A reminder about the rather special show at The Old Chapel, St Johns School Leatherhead on Wednesday 22nd March. Accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet, Mr William D Drake will regale with exquisite music from his albums and from Sea Nymphs. A rare performance from Arch Garrison, should not be missed, and Mr Stephen EvEns will play tunes from his recent ‘Bonjour Poulet’ album (recently heard on BBC 6 Music -Tom Robinson, Stuart Maconie, Gideon Coe…)… more info here
The Old Chapel, St. Johns School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP
Tickets £10 on the door
William D Drake is playing at The Prince of Greenwich in Greenwich London tomorrow night (admission FREE). He will be accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and also Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy. (more info)
Friday 17th March 2017 – On stage:8pm
The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London. SE10 8RT
A busy week for Mr William D Drake – tomorrow (9th March) he’s performing at the celebrations for the release of Mr Stephen EvEns first album ‘Bonjour Poulet’ at The Windmill, Brixton. … Then jumping into the car for shows in Preston on Saturday 11th and Gateshead on Sunday 12th (also featuring Stephen EvEns).
These are intimate solo shows, Mr Drake will be singing a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire – you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites.
During some rummaging and tidying in Mr Drake’s stock cupboard, we discovered a couple of boxes of rare CD’s – the first album William D Drake and the single Melancholy World, plus the vinyl 7″ Earthy Shrine. These treasures can be purchased from the William D Drake Bandcamp shop in the Flummery & Whatnots section.
Be sure to pick up your FREE ‘GRAND CHRISTMAS PRIZE DRAW TICKETS’ when you arrive at THE FORGE (London) gig on THURSDAY evening!!!!
Prizes include – ‘Revere Reach’ artwork print canvas (30x30cm), mugs, totes…..plus intriguing and special items Mr Drake is gifting to you. With thanks to The Consultant for his artistic and expert modeling.
A week today, William Drakes and his full band take to the stage in London for the first time in two and a half years! A fun festive evening; practice your moves for the Dancing Competition, fingers crossed for the prize draw… and find perfect Christmas presents at the Flummery & Whatnots table with William D Drake records, t-shirts, bags, mugs.
Be sure to arrive early in the evening, to see a singing dancing Mr Gilchrist performing songs from his forthcoming album…..before taking his seat at the drums of the William D Drake band later.
Thursday 1st December 2016. The Forge, Camden, London