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Folk Vinny Peculiar, James Biddulph Jr
13th September 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmCall TXT 07510853589
Monday September 13th sees a return to Davenham Theatre of Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes] who spent his formative years in Worcestershire and trained as a nurse before signing to Manchester cult label Ugly Man records [former home to Elbow]. He’s since put out fourteen albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty+year career – touring band, solo and duo shows.
Past work associations include Bill Drummond [KLF], Luke Haines and Jah Wobble [PIL]. Over the years his bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall. In 2013 he formed, wrote and recorded as Parlour Flames with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead.
‘If Tony Hancock had made pop records they’d have sounded like this’ UNCUT Magazine
‘Vinny Peculiar songs make you laugh and cry and think all at the same time’ TOM ROBINSON BBC 6Music
‘Honest, witty, incomparably savvy about pop culture, Vinny’s songs make you smile and for the duration of three minutes plus, they manage to make the world a better place.’ City Life
‘Vinny Peculiar is all about the words. Looking (and singing a bit) like Elvis Costello in wig and baseball cap, it’s hard to work out what’s more entertaining – the story-cum-songs or the preceding self-deprecating monologues. Clutching his guitar, he gyrates and jack-knifes round the stage like a busker desperate for 20p to get into the tube station toilets. Endearing and irreverent’ MEN
‘Vinny’s songs, a beautiful blend of Americana, indie-pop and busker-punk, create an almost George Formby-like world of oddity and human frailty, and the self-deprecating veracity of his lyrics never fails to hit the intended spot’ Clash Magazine ***
‘Imagine a surreal episode of My Two Dads where said fathers are Jarvis Cocker and David Bowie, who bully their child into liking them and everything they like, like glam stomp, kitchen sink vignettes, mordantly witty lyrics, nostalgia, dreams and a sneer, and you‘re ready for Vinny Peculiar, Manchester’s premier forward thinking backward looking song smith’ Whispering & Hollerin
More at vinnypeculiar.com
Special Guest James Biddulph Jr
By day James Biddulph Jnr is a builder, but by night you’ll find him out and about around the North West entertaining locals not only as a soloist but also in the two bands that he’s part of. He’s been playing for nearly thirty years and became a semi-pro just over ten years ago.
Doors 07.30 pm – Start 08.00pm – Curfew 10.15pm
Advanced £8.18 On The Door £15
Available at £8 if booked direct via Andrew Whalley TXT 07510853589
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