Actor/singer/songwriter John Tamsí associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including Larkrise, The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including the part of Daniel Hagman (alongside Sean Bean) in Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music for these and many other shows. In his capacity as music director of Warhorse he spends much of his time abroad as new productions open up around the world so this will be a rare chance to see him in the UK.
He was a member of The Albion Band in the '80's and, until recently, Home Service. He has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums in his own right, and was the musical director of the Sony Award-winning Radio Ballads. Over the years John has won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including best album, best song, folksinger of the year and top duo with Barry Coope.
Barry Coope is a member of top acapella trio Coope Boyes and Simpson (that appeared at the Medici Theatre in May) and the six-piece Voices At The Door, that has worked with Michael Morpurgo on a number of projects including his Christmas Cathedral tours. His engaging vocal and keyboard skills making him the perfect musical partner for John Tams.
"Music that makes the heart leap."
The Daily Telegraph
"John Tams and Barry Coope confound expectations: rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this."
What's On in London
"One of Britain's ultimate songwriters."
"John Tams has a voice that can heal. His work is older than Stonehenge but fresher than a morning daisy."
"A music legend who writes with sensitivity and passion."
"John Tams is a national treasure."
BBC Radio 2
Friday 13th October, 8.00pm (Doors 7.15pm)
The Medici Theatre, Weydon School
Weydon Lane, Farnham GU9 8UG
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Admission £15.00 - £13.50 in advance
(2017/18 Folk Club members £12.50 in advance)
Children (16 years and under) £9.00
Over the counter sales (cash):
101 Collectors Records, 101 West Street, Farnham GU9 7EN
Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming GU7 1BX
Please note that the seats are un-numbered.