Friday 22 March
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8 pm
'Huge fun...it put a big smile on my face', Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
Terence Blacker is a singer-songwriter whose quirky, offbeat songs of contemporary life have been compared to the work of Jake Thackray, Tom Lehrer and Jacques Brel. Celebrating the outsider, the misfit and the unseen, his songs range from the openly comic to the satirical and melancholy.
Well-known as an author and columnist for the Independent, Blacker has played at festivals across the country, has presented a Radio 4 documentary series on politically incorrect music and once sang on The World At One. He is the author of four novels and prize-winning fiction for children.
Fresh from the success of his critically acclaimed new CD, Enough About Me, Terence Blacker is making a welcome return visit to the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne. Whether finger-picking his guitar or strumming a ukulele, his gently humorous domestic sketches are witty and touching.
'Blacker's songs confirm him as a man for tricksy rhymes and a pleasingly mournful middle-aged scepticism.' The Times
'Illuminating and enjoyable. There's a pleasing bite behind the melodies…Blacker, with guitar on his knee, is a natural raconteur.' Alice Jones, The Independent
Tickets £10 from The Workhouse Gallery in Presteigne or online from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/459976.
A Mid Border Arts event.