About the performers:
BARBERFELLAS: An offshoot of the Pink Singers, specialising in spine-tingling close harmony, a capella singing and some very camp routines. Material ranges from musicals to gospel. This spring they are appearing/have appeared in Bologna, Hong Kong – and our own Dulwich Festival of Choirs.
MARCUS REEVES: A singer-songwriter of huge range and versatility, combining sharp lyrics, memorable tunes and a highly theatrical style. He has written musicals (‘Postcards from God’ on the life of Sister Wendy), poetry (‘Sighs Ten’) as well as several EPs, a benefit single ‘Russian Roulette’, and his first full-length CD ‘Quicksilver – the Masquerade Macabre’. ‘Art of Darkness’, a new EP, appears on May 26th. ‘A Genius, a maestro, a misfit’ – David Hoyle. ‘A New Tim Rice’ – Elaine Page.
PETER SCOTT-PRESLAND: The Vera Lynn of the Gay Movement (as it used to be) and almost Last Man Standing as far as early gay singer-songwriters are concerned. In May 1972 did his first original gay cabaret act, in a nasty beige frock, singing original songs to an audience of 300 drunken rugby players. He survived. Since then he has been playwright, librettist, journalist and historian; he has won two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts and been nominated twice for Best Musical. These he wrote with DAVID HARROD his long-time accompanist and writing partner, who appears with him tonight.
SCOTT CAPURRO: is an internationally renowned American comedian, writer and actor based in San Francisco. His comedy material is deliberately provocative, referring often to gay life and culture, politics, race and racism, and popular culture.
LEE FORSYTH GRIFFTHS started as a young soul star from Moston, whose fiercely political debut album ‘Northern Songs’ still scores, 17 years after its release, unanimous 5-star reviews on Amazon. Following a 5-star barney with record producer Trevor Horn he retired from the music industry, only to return in 2007 with his incendiary ‘Armchair Anarchy’. ‘Hippy Dippy’ is a sardonic Mancunian riposte to the Sergeant Pepper generation, while ‘Scared’ is the poignant coming out song of a late developer. Dark satiric wit marries one of the best white soul voices around.
TOM ROBINSON: Tom wrote and sang the sound track of our gay lives from the mid-70s onward, with the original and best anthem, ‘Glad to Be Gay’, followed by ‘Never Going to Fall in Love Again’, co-written with Elton John. ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’, ‘Don’t Take No for an Answer’ and ‘War Baby’ all had chart success; with his first album in 20 years, ‘Only the Now’, Tom has lost none of his politics, wit, anger or melodic gifts. Come and hear a uniquely talented voice of our community.
8pm-11pm Thursday 6 July 2017
Tickets £11 on the night or £10 in advance: via this link
‘Out 4A Good Time'’ is a benefit gig for Igor Kochetkov and the Russian LGBT Federation
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE