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 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
Music Finishes: 8pm
Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street Salford. M3 5DW
Tickets: £10 + £1 booking fee We Got Tickets
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
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.”
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
***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
Friday 28th April 2017
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.