Scott Doonican – One Man Show

The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

(from The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican) The ‘SOUP On The Road’ Tour

Square Roots Promotions Presents

A ridiculous, genius, hilarious, irresistible music maker, currently crowd surfing to the bar and beyond, into the venues and music festivals of the UK!” (Eliza Carthy MBE, Folk Musician)  

Show Dates: Sunday 10th March 2024
The Square Tower
Broad Street
Old Portsmouth
Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.
Tickets £17.50 (adv), £20 (OTD, If Not Sold Out)
Tickets available securely online at: 

Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea (a bit nearer the time if not sold out already!) or Harbour Records in Emsworth. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.

As the charismatic frontman of the UK’s hardest working comedy band, The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican, Scott Doonican is a debonair and theatrical performer with superb hair and more styles than you could shake a Milan catwalk at.

“The best thing to come out of Barnsley since the A61 to Sheffield” (Jarvis Cocker)

And here at Square Roots Promotions we’re delighted to welcome back Yorkshire’s answer to Weird Al Yankovic to Portsmouth and the Square Tower following last years Sold Out show. As a solo performer, Scott’s ‘Bar-Steward Unplugged’ shows are every bit as funny, dynamic and engaging as those with his band, and he is equally at ease in front of large festival crowds, as he would be in a theatre or down the pub.

“It wasn’t just the laugh out loud moments, of which there were many, but the sheer energy of the show and the stagecraft which made it a delight. Whatever your music tastes, there is not a chance you’ll be disappointed!” (Guardian) This is where Scott Doonican the story-teller, entertainer and showman, gets the opportunity to take the bands extensive back catalogue of comic songs and perform them, stripped back, on just his battered ‘workhorse’ acoustic guitar or his little banjulele in his hand. Here the Doonicans side-splitting song-smithery, comes to the fore, often accompanied by an abundance of cracking yarns, giving a charming insight to the inspiration behind them.

“An act you’ll want to see over and over again. Absolutely hilarious!” (Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention)

Into his 3rd decade of bringing smiles and belly laughs to audiences across the UK, from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury Festival, Scott continues to wow audiences with a fine selection of The Bar-Steward Sons’ greatest hits, including the likes of “The Lady In Greggs”, “How Deep Is Your Glove?”, “Nandos”, “Paint ’em Back”, “Walking In Manpiss” and “If I Could Punch A Face, It’d Be Justin Biebers”.

He’s heading back on the road in early 2024 to promote his latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘SOUP’, of which Nigella Lawson recently said, “You could probably get through life without knowing how to spatchcock a chicken, or without listening to Scott’s new album, but the question is, would you want to?

So, can you trust him? To be silly, yes! To behave, hell no! Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and a pint in the other, Scott Doonican is quite clearly here for a good time, not a long time!

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