Stefan Bednarczyk 'An Evening Of Jake Thackray'

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Last Show: Saturday 27 th January 2024

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Following his acclaimed 1-man shows concentrating on Flanders & Swann and Noel Coward, Stefan Bednarczyk turned his attentions to a show devoted to the great Yorkshire chansonnier Jake Thackray. Active from the mid '60's to the early '90's., Thackray's brilliant songs were never an easy fit for either the folk club circuit, nor his guest spots on programmes like "That's Life". His legacy, however, is a body of work that Stefan believes should be widely celebrated.

“Far and away the most talented singer-songwriter of his generation."

International Herald Tribune

Bernard Braden said of him "..he's a satirist with both bite and compassion. There aren't very many of them around". Don Black described him as “… the most unheralded artist in the world”,while the great writer Alan Plater summed up his art saying" Jake's work doesn't ignore the sadness,the melancholy, the loss, but in the end chooses to look the other way, and say let's laugh at it, because it's all a big joke, the whole thing is a big,bleak, amazing, surreal joke". And, all done with extraordinary music and beautiful lyrics ....that is surely something to celebrate!