Monday, February 12, 2007

Pete Atkin

The Folk Music scene in London has always been vibrant. Simon and Garfunkel, Dylan, they all lived in London for that reason.

Tonight, I went in excellent company to the Walthamstow Folk Cub to see Pete Atkin.

Pete who? I can hear you say. Pete and Clive James (yes, that one) formed a songwriting partnership that has lasted (on and off) for over thirty years. And they are good. Browse the discography and the website to discover more. If you like brilliant words, and how they can become still better with the right music added, you are in for a treat.

Oh yeah - Pete is not folk, but that's the nearest category for him.

Other pictures I took are here.

posted by Ham at 01:06 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "Pete Atkin"


Blogger Cheltenhamdailyphoto said ... (12:32) : 

Sounds a really great evening Ham. Love Art & Garfunkel, love Clive James (bit of a hero of mine, love to meet him one day) so these names hooked me in and i reckon in such great company in your taste, Pete must have been superb. Hi Pete.

If you fancy a coffee break Ham, there's some new short fiction at my Things UK blog. Oh and Clive? If you're reading this by any chance, pop over too. Just about make my year that would. lol. Shameless plug but i bet Clive used to do the same in those years before he made it (yes i've read the autobiogs - oh you can't recall those bits, unreliable those memoirs sometimes aren't they). lol.


Blogger Cheltenhamdailyphoto said ... (12:46) : 

Ohh my silly laptop won't play it, sorry Pete. Visited Clives' site many times though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (17:59) : 

An excellent evening...thanks again for inviting and educating me to Pete Atkin's music,Ham :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51) : 

...and excellent to have the videos too. Amazing sound and video quailty from your little cam!


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