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James Bar Bowen - Radical Acoustic Folk Punk Performer

James Bar Bowen - Radical Acoustic Folk Punk Performer

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When:

  • Sun 3 Nov, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:

Christchurch Folk Music Club, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Members: $15.00
  • Students with ID: $5.00

Songs to make you laugh, cry and rage.

I am an acoustic folk-punk singer-songwriter, guitarist and story-teller. I have performed my songs all over the world (as far away as New Zealand, as near to home as my living room in the North of England). I play mostly my own self-penned songs, and also run songwriting and performance workshops.

As a political songwriter, I engage with many big political issues (migration, racism, climate change, gentrification, economic injustice) as well as more personal and individual perspectives on life, love and language. I perform with passion, humour, fury and a wry smile, always seeking to engage audiences old and new with what are essentially original and varied folk songs performed with a punk rock attitude.

This is the information I send out to prospective promoters, gig and festival organisers etc.:
“James Bar Bowen is an original acoustic folk-punk singer songwriter from the north of England. His poetic and thought-provoking songs tell personal and political stories from a variety of perspectives, with an enthusiastic (and at times even optimistic) engagement with bigger social, political and philosophical ideas.

Playing an individual guitar style (rhythmic strumming, flat-picking and finger-picking) combined with a powerful, evocative and individual voice, a James Bar Bowen concert is a striking combination of intelligently worked lyrics, engaging melodies and dynamic atmospherics (from gobsmacking to goosebumps, sensitive to singalong, heartfelt to humourous).

Deeply rooted in punkrock culture and antifascist politics as well as folk traditions of the British Isles and beyond, James Bar Bowen is a charismatic perfomer who takes you on a journey deeper into the heart of poetic songwriting and entertaining musicianship – and there are even a few laughs to be had!”

Doors open 7pm.
Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

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 current membership card as this is required for new club licensing. Non-members sign in at bar.

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