Vin Garbutt – the Teeside Troubadour
Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.
“Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It’s a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health.” English Folk Dance & Song Society.
“Vin has always been a hard act to characterise. He is fine writer of songs, an interpreter of other songwriters work and someone whose stage presence and delivery is without equal.” (Lawson Alexander, Lothersdale Village Hall)
“His off the wall patter is unique, his oddball humour downright infectious, and his songs pack a punch! Leftfield and quirky do not even begin to describe Teesside’s national treasure! If the folk scene had a Perrier Award – it would be Vin’s for life.” (Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort. Edinburgh Folk Club.)
“In a world of shiny packaged pop, Vin is a national treasure who should arguably get more critical recognition. The songs – whether his own or other people’s – mean something. They all tell a story that we need to hear, and he means every word he sings.”
Support on the night will be, Malcolm Bennett and Mark Mawby.
Please be sure to book and pay for your tickets in advance. This concert will sell out. Don’t end up disappointed.
For tickets contact Steve or Helen on 01890 820566