Terence Blacker

'Sharp satirical thinking put into song… You're going to love it.' Folkwords

'Blacker's songs confirm him as a man for tricksy rhymes and a pleasingly mournful middle-aged scepticism (think Jacques Brel meets Tom Lehrer).' Libby Purves, The Times

'Illuminating and enjoyable. There's a pleasing bite behind the melodies… Blacker, with guitar on his knee, is a natural raconteur.' Alice Jones, The Independent

The unmistakable songs of Terence Blacker can take you to some unexpected places - the awkwardness of being English, the secrets of a suburban dad, the history of a dysfunctional upper-class family, the art of losing friends. Quirky, comical and affectionate, they have drawn comparisons to the work of Jake Thackray, Tom Lehrer and Georges Brassens.

Returning to Crazy Coqs, Terence Blacker will be playing new songs and old favourites in the musical company of jazz guitarist, David Brown.

Also well-known as an author and columnist, Blacker has performed his songs and festivals and venues across Europe, and wrote and presented Taboo-Be-Do!, a two-part documentary BBC Radio 4 on the history of politically incorrect music. His latest CD Sometimes Your Face Don't Fit was released earlier this year.


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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