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Burden of Paradise

6 Apr 2019 - 20:00

Saxophonist Snake Davis put the icing on the cake for Take That’s A Million Love Songs, M People’s Search For The Hero and a host of other hits. Probably the most distinctive sax sound to emerge from the UK in the past 50 years.

His band, The Burden Of Paradise, is acoustic — or 'blindingly quiet' as they have it — and plays an enchanting range of songs, from Elizabethan ballads to 80s torch songs, from Doris Day to Bob Dylan. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing engine room of double bass and guitar.  Burden of Paradise’s unique interpretations of evocative songs are spell-binding.  They have breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter. Burden Of Paradise invites its audience into a world of tenderness, virtuosity and human frailty.

In Burden of Paradise, Snake is joined by vocalist Helen Watson and bass player Dave Bowie Jr. Singer Helen Watson also has a luminary history, having recorded two albums with legendary producer Glyn Johns, which featured members of The Eagles, Little Feat and Andy Fairweather-Low. Whilst, double bassist Dave Bowie Jr, counts the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas and Steve Tilston among his conquests.

Threlkeld Village Hall, Saturday 6th April, 8pm. Bar and Box Office from 7:15pm. Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18s) from the Village Hall Coffee Shop, village PO or on-line here below with credit or debit cards or Paypal.  Tickets reserved on-line will be available for collection from the box office on the night.  Advance Booking Recommended

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