Christchurch Folk Music Club
And evening with David Thorpe – Who?
….Oh that guy!
Davey Backyard, Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine, The Harmonica Guy, DG Mitchellthorpe, Cliff & Co, The Vanguard, The Backyard Skiffle Band, The Old Fashioned Singalong, Quiz Gig, tutor, workshopper, song writer, jingle guy, XThe Black Velvet Band and a little bit more.
David has a brain like a firework display, a constant snap, crackle and pop full of projects and ideas. At the beginning of his over 25 year career as a professional musician, he thought it would be a good idea to have different personas and monikers for his menagerie of evolving projects…. It seemed like a sensible plan at the time… When he didn’t expect it to last this long.
Two and a half decades or so on, ‘An evening with David Thorpe – Who?’ will be, for want of a better term, a variety show of one and a gory dissection of his quirky middle aged mind.
David will bring it all together for an evening of one man bandy, harmonica-ish, skiffley, homemade instrumenty musical cake mixed with salty-sweet chit chat.
Variety is the spice of life.
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking..
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your membership card. Non-members sign in at bar.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break.
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A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply
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31 July 2022
David Evison is a local member of the Christchurch Folk Club who enjoys performing solo and with
friends. He plays guitar, mandolin and sings. This concert will include both covers and originals and
both new material and some favourites.