Well, it makes a change from singing about slavery and transportation. I’ve carved a silly and sometime saucy niche in folk clubs for performing songs from the music hall. I do this because it’s fun. There’s lots of singalong, plenty of bad jokes, some smut, some silliness, some melancholy, and a lot more singalong.
That’s the formula. Sometimes I perform solo, sometimes with concertina maestro Michael Hebbert. And sometimes with David Eagle of The Young’uns in a show we call Muddling Through.
Have a listen to highlights of my show at Sharps Folk Club with the great Jan North.
I also perform to lively crowds of maturer citizens at day centres and care homes. Here you can see John & June dance while I strum at a North London Cares tea party in Kentish Town.