Scott Doonican – One Man Show (from The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican)

The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

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)

Sunday 23rd March 2025

The Square Tower
Broad Street
Old Portsmouth

Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.

Tickets £18.50 (adv), £21 (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.

Scott Doonican brings his 2025 ONE MAN SHOW back to The Square Tower following two previous sell outs! Expect silliness, shenanigans, singalongs and stories-a-plenty!!

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)

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.

This is where Scott Doonican the story-teller, entertainer and consummate showman, gets the opportunity to take his band’s extensive back-catalogue of comic-songs and perform them, stripped-back, on just his battered ‘Workhorse’ acoustic guitar or his little ukulele in his hand. Following, in the footsteps of his comedy-folk heroes (Mike Harding, Jasper Carrott, Billy Connolly, Richard Digance, Jake Thackeray et al), here, the Doonicans’ side-splitting song-smithery, comes to the fore, often accompanied by with an abundance of cracking yarns, giving a charming insight to the inspiration behind them. He’s on a mission to bring comedy-folk back to the masses for the 21st Century.

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

After almost two decades 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 Bieber’s”. With over 1300 shows under his belt to date, Scott Doonican is driven by the desire to leave his audiences with a big grin on their faces. He subscribes to the same wise words of his spiritual father, Val Doonican, that, “When you entertain the public, it’s no good just having good music or singing, you must also have entertainment value, so people will go home having a good time”.

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. After his completely SOLD OUT 2024 ‘SOUP On The Road’ Tour, Scott can’t wait to return to Hampshire to the beautiful Square Tower, and promises that he will rock you, but gently!!

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