Captain Of The Lost Waves

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On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson. This month we welcome Captain Of The Lost Waves.

The Club Night
7:30pm – Alison Benson
8:00pm – White Little Lies
8:40pm – Interval
9:00pm – Captain Of The Lost Waves

Captain Of The Lost Waves

“The Captain was born to be an entertainer, perhaps even a prophet…watching his show is a life altering experience…heavy excesses mixed with hedonism, gluttonies and musical debauchery. Think Monty Python meets Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody”. The Huffington Post

The Captain is not just the figurehead of his musical vessel: he’s ringmaster; bard; troubadour; master of ceremonies and sage. With one leg in early 20th Century vaudeville and the other in tomorrow’s social commentary (yes, he has very long legs!), there’s far more to him and his absurdly engaging world than any of your ten-a-penny musical stars. Seen through showers of glitter, kaleidoscopic lens flares and in the rainbows in a million puddles, the Captain of the Lost Waves tells stories to connect with everyone past, present and future.

The Captain is the kind of ebullient troubadour you might imagine flitted from village to village in centuries past. Indeed, with no concrete details as to his Earthly origins (beyond some vagaries about the Wild, Wild West and Yorkshire) what can be said is that he has travelled extensively, taking his show to audiences who are transported aboard his mystical voyages as he variously inhabits the personae of Scaramouche, The Pied Piper and all the good captains rolled into one (Hook, Pugwash and Beaky for starters).

This is one not to be missed!!

“I think I may have just seen the world’s greatest showman, the Captain really is that good”The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival

“The moment he hit that incredible first note, the whole room fell in love with him…. not just a music act either, funny, intelligent & oozing with charm & wit. It was an education for myself as a performer & an absolute thrill as a punter to witness”.The Conwy Jester

“He has a voice you might hear on a West End stage, or here in Edinburgh at a recital in the Usher Hall” – Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

“There really are no words in the English language to describe the Captain.. lyrically fascinating & melodically intriguing, a complete hidden treasure”Eileen Shapiro – Louder Than War

Support Act

Alison Benson

Alison is a singer songwriter from Liverpool. Inspired by the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel, her musical style is rooted in folk, with a love of the Beatles thrown in for good measure. Alison grew up playing the guitar and singing, but fell hook, line and sinker for the ukulele a few years ago…an often derided, but beautiful little instrument, Alison uses it to bring a different sound to acoustic music.

Also appearing will be…

White Little Lies

White Little Lies are a country/folk/Americana duo from Liverpool, UK, who combine the harmonies of country, folk-infused guitar parts with various other elements of the ‘Americana’ and pop genres.

Taking influence from bands such as; The Civil Wars, Little Big Town, The Wandering Hearts and The Eagles their aim is to put their own stamp on the UK music scene.

Your host for the evening will be Grateful Fred.

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