This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett
and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch.
John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man,
plus a few hybrids of his own making!) Ever keen to add a new dimension to the show, Willy has a new addition to his array of
instruments. Beware the Moose Homp!!.
Willy’s interest in making instruments began when he commandeered two guitars made by his dad in 1965. One from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank which became affectionally known as the Les Dawson, and the other branded the Mk1 Schitstik electric slide of similar pedigree. These instruments were used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free and Racing Cars.
Was the Last Straw Tour of 2017 to be the end? Willy’s remark “this will be the last time that many of you will see us together again” was often hastily misinterpreted as the final throw of
the dice, but the reason given “it’s not us packing up, it’s you lot dying off, you know who you are!” is often overlooked by eager scribes. And so the rumours abound.
For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another:
An amazing and irreverent performance by two
VENUE LAYOUT FOR THIS GIG:
Limited allocated seating at tables and a standing/dancing area.
Please be aware that if you are seated, people around you will be standing and/or dancing and it is not possible to guarantee an uninterrupted view of the stage.
Seats are only available to seated ticket holders.
TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE:
- Online at WeGotTickets (10% booking fee payable)
- In person at Hockley Community Centre OPEN Mon - Fri 7pm to 10pm and Sun 3pm to 7pm - CLOSED on Saturday. Please note CASH ONLY please. We would recommend that you ring first on 01702 201515 to check availability
TICKET RESERVATIONS TO PAY ON THE DOOR:
Available for Standing Tickets only.
Seated tickets need to be purchased in advance as above please.
Please note that seats are only available to seated ticket holders
Please ensure that you contact us if your booking includes any wheelchair users or disabled customers, or if there are bookings made under different names that
wish to be seated together.
UNDER 18's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MIKE LIGHTFOOT Hosted by Blues In The City, Chelmsford CHELMSFORD CITY FC on SUNDAY 31 MARCH from Noon Please click on Mike's photo for full details.
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