Sons of Town Hall (UK & USA)Fri 26th April 2024
Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm. All seated
The return from the high seas of one of our very favourite duos, and we know yours too!
Sons of Town Hall
Introducing theatrical-folk-duo sensation the Sons of Town Hall. Praised by The Observer for their 'seamless vocal harmonies' and their 'stories of sea voyages, betrayal and desolation', celebrated British singer/songwriter/producer Ben Parker and beloved American singer/songwriter/author David Berkeley have formed the most wonderful union. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theater, and unlike anything else you’re likely to have experienced.
Their gorgeous harmonies, intricately finger-picked guitar lines, and poetic lyrics transport listeners across time and space to the open ocean and the wilds of the American frontier. For fans of Simon and Garfunkel, Glen Hansard, Fleet Foxes, Tom Waits, etc., that would well be worth the price of admission. But it’s the Sons of Town Hall’s performance art that sets them apart from every other act who steps onto the stage.
From the very first moment the two enter the room–often from the back and to the sound of ocean waves and screeching seagulls–in their bowler and top hats and their threadbare Victorian clothing, to their final bows, audiences are enthralled by the storytelling, the banter, the stagecraft.
Please join us for a truly unforgettable evening. You will laugh. You will cry. You will sing along.
'Nothing short of stunning!' –Lisa Schwartz, Cambridge Folk Festival
'Amazing... equal parts care and craftsmanship, joy and sorrow, it is a splendour to behold... They simply exist on a different plane than everyone else.' - FOLK RADIO UK
'It’s part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool ….Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here.' - Philadelphia Inquirer