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George Papavgeris and his Los Marbles (Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer)
It is only ten years since master songwriter George Papavgeris first surprised the British and international folk scene with his unique blend of storytelling perspectives, picture-painting wordsmithing, innovative tune crafting and trademark passionate delivery. His prolific output (8 albums and 220 songs to date) cascaded over the folk clubs and festivals and hits like Empty Handed & Friends Like These were soon entering the repertoire of many a singer, resulting in a dozen of his songs being already covered by major artists like Vin Garbut, Roy Bailey, Andy Irvine, Cloudstreet, Jim Causley etc. Truly a songwriter’s songwriter that “other songwriters and singers tip their metaphorical hats to” (Rock’N Reel), “something special” (Martin Carthy) and the “grandest of hearts and maker of songs that sear into the soul” (Graham Searle, Folk On The Moor).
At the same time Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer were taking the folk world by storm in their own right, “establishing themselves as one of the best duos around on the folk scene today” (Famous Willows Folk Club). Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. With four albums to their name and an increasingly frantic gig schedule, their outstanding technical ability across a range of diverse instruments (Vicki: Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, double bass, whistle – Jonny: guitar, accordion, keyboards) and their warm unassuming vocals have resulted in many collaboration opportunities.
It was not surprising therefore that George, being an admirer of Vicki & Jonny’s music, asked them to provide the main backing for his last two albums and having done so, they exploited every opportunity to play and sing together in each other’s sets at festivals. The result was inevitable – George started to write songs that required three voices, or keyboards, or nyckelharpa to do them justice. So when he asked them to assume the mantle of his hitherto itinerant “Los Marbles” Vicki and Jonny happily agreed and through 2009 and 2010 they have performed as such at a number of UK festivals, from Sidmouth to Fylde and from Banbury to Bedworth and Chippenham.
George and his Los Marbles provide a much more extensive repertoire than George can ever do on his own, performing a number of songs that require the fuller sound of the trio but also George’s “hits” with a fuller backing, and interspersing them with Vicki’s and Jonny’s own hit tunes and songs, adding more dimensions and variety to the performance that can keep an audience on their toes or singing along for hours.
7.30pm for 8.00pm
01606 74502 or Online
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59 Church Street
Local Railway Stations for Davenham Theatre include Northwich.