Essex duo, Adrian May & Murray Griffin are booked at the R3S Folk Club on Wednesday 29 November on their first trip north with a repertoire of witty, sharply observant songs, laced with humour and best described as “21st Century Music Hall”.
Murray started playing the bass guitar when he was 13. Along the way he was classically trained trumpet player only to eschew it for rock and roll. He’s probably best known for playing Soul but he’s been in reggae, pop and rock bands – with a few people you may have heard of.
Adrian teaches creative writing at Essex University and has written songs for June Tabor, Maggie Holland & Fascinating Aida. His songs range from Folk through Music Hall, George Formby, Skiffle, Punk, and beyond, with themes ranging from the peasants’ revolt to the “comedy of masculinity”. Their new CD and book ‘Discovering England’ includes a variety of thoughtful & comic songs about “Englishness”.
I’ve known Adrian for a good few years and have always admired his songs and wished I’d written them myself. I hadn’t seen him for a good while until Sidmouth Festival a couple of years ago and like the rest of their audiences was seriously impressed and amused by his wryly perceptive songs, so I booked them for our Folk Club.
Face Furniture may not be very well known up here but those of us who have heard them are looking forward to hearing one of England’s most thoughtful, comic and unique songwriters.
On the other hand you could always apply to go on his writing course at Essex University!
Have a listen HERE……
FOLK at the MALT HOUSE, Rishworth HX6 4QB, Wednesday 29 November 8pm Click HERE for more information.