December 15, 2018
“Songwriting of extraordinary proportions – incisive lyrics that will one moment have you clutching your sides with laughter, whilst the next holding back the tears…” (Maverick Magazine)
The Square Tower
Hants PO1 2JE
Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.
Tickets £14 each (£16 on the door if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/443341
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. 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.
“Chirpier than a bucketful of Trill! Between-song banter that would grace any comedy night, allied to a strong back catalogue of songs that will have you singing along to in no time!” (No Depression)
Well what can we say about the unique and ever-so-slightly madcap genius songwriter and performer that is Gerry Colvin?
For those of you that have seen him with his former band ColvinQuarmby, or indeed his rare solo shows (of which we’ve been privileged to promote 3 of them – all selling out!), then of course you’ll know exactly what you get when you come to one of his shows. If you haven’t seen Colvin before, then be prepared to leave the Square Tower feeling 10 feet tall and with the broadest smile on your face.
“Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English music for a long time!” (Phil Beer, Show Of Hands)
In the early 1980’s he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit ’Terry & Gerry’. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including “The Tube” and “The Old Grey Whistle Test”. Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. In 2010 Cherry Red released ‘Let’s Get the Hell Back to Lubbock’, the definitive ‘Terry and Gerry’ compilation.
“Loathe as I am to use the term ‘genius’, when it comes to the prodigious song writing talents of Gerry Colvin I’ll quite happily make an honourable exception!” (Fatea Magazine)
In the early 1990’s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band ‘Gerry Colvin’s Inexperience’, a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit.
In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band ‘The Atlantics’: they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC’s prestigious ‘Pebble Mill at One’.
Colvin’s other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with ‘The National Screen Orchestra’; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook.
“Genius ? Maverick ? Madcap ? Yes, all of these things…..and a lot, lot more!” (Fatea Magazine)
In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for ‘Best Live Act’.
In 2015 the original line-up of Terry and Gerry reformed and toured nationally with rock heroes Status Quo culminating with a concert at The Albert Hall!! Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year and released the ‘Dear John’ EP: a self penned tribute to the late John Peel. Cherry Red re-issued the greatest hits album too!!
In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album ‘Jazz Tales of Country Folk’ . His new CD ‘Six of One half a Dozen of the Other’, a collection of ten(!) brand new songs, is available now. And his novel ‘The Rabbits of Zakynthos’ will be published next year.
“Wildly entertaining and off-the-wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well!” (Country Music People)
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