An Evening with Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
Date: 31st Jan 2018 (20.00)
An evening with Chris Barron
Plus very special guest Lach & The Panama Scots (acoustic duo)
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A special up close and personal night with Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron. Also to make the night even more special we have the godfather of the New York Antifolk scene Lach.
Tickets are limited for this show so don't hold out.
- Chris Barron -
Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn't know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that's sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes". Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, "I don't really think about what I'm going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later." A founding member of a band that's loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris' solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.
- Lach -
Lach is the writer/performer star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles. author of 'The Thin Book of Poems', composer of six albums and founder of the international music and art movement known as Antifolk.
"Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution."-NY Times
"Lach is incredibly bright, he's influential, he's funny, he's smart, and he’s got his own, sort of, counter-culture charm. A very intelligent songwriter, funny, poetic. He became part of New York folklore."-Suzanne Vega
"The roots of modern songwriting: Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The New York Dolls, Nick Drake and Lach!"-Timeout London
"He's a street-corner ambassador. Lach is beat. He's a ringmaster. He's a poet's poet."-Michelle Shocked
"Lach is so what the East Village used to be all about. He's a gruff‑and-tough punk turned poet with a heart of gold."-Timeout New York
"Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy!"-The Guardian UK
"Lach is a star! More Woody Allen than Woody Guthrie and a raised middle finger to the folk purists."-NME
"The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone."-Billy Ficca of Television
"Lach is rarely less than a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs " - The Guardian UK
"5 Stars! Really quite magical! " - Colin Somerville, The Herald