Nailers Concert Room in Belper plays host to a concert by John Watterson on Saturday, April 25.
The gig at the football club venue on Bridge Street, in the town centre, features Watterson performing a show about the life and songs of Jake Thackray.
No doubt Jake Thackray would be very proud of John’s performance of the songs.
The Tribute To Jake Thackray concert gets under way at 8pm.
The majority of people were introduced to Jake’s songs through TV programmes The Frost Report, The Braden Beat and That’s Life. Jake’s fans would wait with bated breath to hear more on the saga of Sister Josephine, The Bantam Cock, and The Gorilla. Even when people had heard the songs before, these still raised a laugh.
John Watterson is a proper tribute to those funny, sad, rude and irreverent songs, and no doubt Jake Thackray would be very proud of John’s performance of the songs.
As Mike Harding said of John’s show: “We can’t have Jake back, but this is the next best thing - a real tribute.”
Tickets to see John Watterson perform his Tribute To Jake Thackray are £10, available from the ticket hotline on 01773 853428.