Folk veteran Gerry Colvin set for Ely appearance

Gerry Colvin

Gerry Colvin - Credit: Archant

Veteran performer Gerry Colvin is scheduled to appear at Ely Folk Club, in March.

Colvin is an accomplished song-writer and has worked with Alison Moyet as well as having produced work for TV themes, musicals, film scores and presented on BBC Radio 2.

He was born in Barrow-in-Furness and in the 1970s joined pop band The Man Upstairs.

They released three singles and toured with ‘The Smiths’. In the early 1980s he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit ‘Terry and Gerry’.

This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including ‘The Tube’ and ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’. Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts.

In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album ‘Jazz Tales of Country Folk’ and is now working on his next CD ‘Six of One half a Dozen of the Other’.

He will appear at Ely Folk Club on Wednesday, March 18, at 8pm. The club meets at the Old Dispensary, in St Mary’s Street. Tickets are £9 in advance and £10 on the door.

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