Sons Of Town Hall

The Square Tower. Old Portsmouth

Square Roots Promotions Present

“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)

Sunday 5th May 2024
The Square Tower
Broad Street
Old Portsmouth

Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.

Tickets £16 each (£18 on the door 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 or Harbour Records in Emsworth. These won’t be in the shops until a bit nearer the time (if not sold out!) 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.

“Nothing short of stunning!” (Cambridge Folk Festival)


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.

“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 Enquirer)

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.

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