Indie Britannia Undergrowth

Performance

London – St Anne and St Agnes. 26th November

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*Re-scheduled show – Please note this is an afternoon event 14.30-18.00*

William D Drake will perform a selection of his tunes at the pianoforte in St Anne and St Agnes Church – a Sir Christopher Wren (1680) church in the City of London; he will be accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy.  Mr Drake is supporting the estimable North Sea Radio Orchestra presenting music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

Gresham Centre – St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street. London Ec2V 7BX

Tickets £10 + £1 booking fee buy here We Got Tickets

Doors: 2.30pm-6pm

Sunday 26th November 2017

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People’s Day, Mountsfield Park, London. July 8th

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)

 

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Sacred Trinity Church, Salford, 15th July

A guest performance by William D Drake, supporting the glorious North Sea Radio Orchestra in the churchy acoustics of Sacred Trinity Church, Salford.

Mr Drake will be playing a selection of bewitching, curious and elegant melodies from his five albums and Sea Nymphs. He will be accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy.

North Sea Orchestra  present music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

*Note this is an early evening concert*

Saturday 15th July 2017

Doors: 4.30pm

Music Finishes: 8pm

Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street Salford. M3 5DW

Tickets: £10 + £1 booking fee We Got Tickets

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ABC, Salisbury Arts Centre 26th August

Tickets £25 (£20 concessions) from Salisbury Arts Centre.co.uk

Telephone bookings 01722 321744.

£1 booking fee (per transaction)

Doors open 5.30pm, performance starts 6pm

“A musical extravaganza to celebrate the legendary cult musician, composer and producer Tim Smith. Formed in the late ’70s, his band Cardiacs were a thrilling combination of punk rock and psychedelic pop. The Alphabet Business Convention is a gathering of affectionate friends, fans and ex-members of Cardiacs performing music to bend and reshape your brain – in a good way!

By extra special request, the evening is headlined by extraordinarily diverse American musician Rob Crow. His band features members of Gong, Knifeworld, Scritti Politti and North Sea Radio Orchestra. This is a rare UK performance.

William D Drake (ex-Cardiacs) performs an eclectic set on his harmonium, drawing songs from Sea Nymphs as well as his own solo work.

Shrubbies , featuring Dominic Luckman (ex-Cardiacs) on drums, re-form especially for the event.

The evening is drawn to a close by legendary snooker player and DJ Steve Davis playing a set of interesting alternative music.

But it doesn’t end there! All proceeds go to Tim Smith who suffered a heart attack and two strokes in 2008.”

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CANCELLED! – St Anne and St Agnes London. 28th April

stagnesandstannes***DUE TO AN NSRO MEDICAL EMERGENCY THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

VISIT WE GOT TICKETS FOR TICKET REIMBURSEMENTS.

William D Drake will perform a selection of his tunes at the pianoforte in St Anne and St Agnes Church – a Sir Christopher Wren (1680) church in the City of London.  Mr Drake is supporting the estimable North Sea Radio Orchestra presenting music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

Gresham Centre – St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street. London Ec2V 7BX

Tickets £10 + £1 booking fee We Got Tickets

Doors: 7.30pm

Friday 28th April 2017

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Prince of Greenwich, London 17 March FREE…

This Friday 17th March, at The Prince of Greenwich in Greenwich, Mr William D Drake entertains with a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and  Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy – you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites….

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The Prince of Greenwich is a Victorian ‘museum pub’ crammed with curios and momentos of world travel and music, collected by the Italian owners –  Authentic rustic Italian food, including pizzas.

Admission: FREE

On stage: 8pm

The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London. SE10 8RT

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Gig reminders…

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.

Thursday 9th March – The Windmill, Brixton, London. Tickets £3 on the door only

Saturday 11th March – The Ferret, Preston.FREE

Sunday 12th March – The Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. Tickets £5 advance tickets available

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