UK Comedy Tour 2010
Best Medicine Management (formerly known as Good Sense Of Humour) are delighted to announce the first national tour for Radio 4, Five Live and Sky TV regular: JAMES SHERWOOD.
“gloriously pedantic and quite brilliant” The Scotsman
With TV and radio credits ranging from Radio 4’s flagship comedy shows ‘The News Quiz’ and ‘The Now Show’, through to 6Music’s ‘Jon Richardson Show’ and BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, James Sherwood is one of the country’s foremost young comedy writers and performers. He is also the creator and head writer on Radio 4’s brand new topical panel show ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News’, and makes regular appearances on the ‘Richard Bacon Show’ (Five Live) and Sky TV’s ‘Evening Press Review’.
“elegant, intelligent stand-up” The Guardian
Having recently completed his fourth sell-out Edinburgh run, James has firmly established himself across the country and has a dedicated fan base that return year on year to see his latest show. Always accompanied by his trusty keyboard, he eschews the well-worn path of song parodies and changed lyrics, in favour of original compositions and delightful, self-contained ditties.
“savage satire” Sunday Times “fantastic” TimeOut
“piercing” Evening Standard “sharp, precise and ingenious” Chortle
He’s been compared with Bill Bailey, Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Digance, Tim Minchin and Richard Stilgoe, whilst creating a name and a niche of his own.
Tickets £8, £7 Children £4
‘Extremely Compelling’ – The Independent
‘Gorgeous’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 folk show
‘Seeps almost imperceptibly into your psyche’ – fRoots
‘The green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree’ – PRS Magazine
Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne’s jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben’s musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.
Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham. It was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music.
Critical recognition soon followed, along with the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Awards for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo, as well as coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo. The live performance is a thing of delight – enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound – and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades.
Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart.
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker’s next album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour is one of the most anticipated releases of the year and is due for release autumn 2015.
We welcome a return visit from the virtuoso folk/blues guitarist and singer, nominated Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2Folk Awards 2018, and listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 acoustic guitarists of all time. His last appearance was a sell-out so we recommend booking early.
“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene”
‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian
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A concert of ancient music with Friends in Harmony, United Cornish Lutenists and Jeni Melia.
Pre-show supper available. Pre -booking essential.
Tickets £9, £7 concessions