RENOWNED award-winning entertainer Richard Digance will be a guest performer at Bromsgrove Folk Club’s next concert.
Digance, currently celebrating 50 years of performing and writing, will be at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, at 8pm on Thursday (March 9).
The musician has had an illustrious career, including a BAFTA Nomination and a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers.
He turned his back on ‘show business’ for his first love of music and has notched up 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 32 albums and nearly 4million YouTube hits over the year.
He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling’ and songs for the upcoming London musical ‘The Elephant Man.’
His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used in English teaching in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland and his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions.
He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.
It is quite a coup for a local folk club to have a performance from Richard Digance who BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris labelled as a ‘national treasure’.
He will be supported on the evening by folk duo The Broadside Boys.
Tickets, which are £8 for members, £12 for visitors and £4 for under 25s, are available at www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or by calling Bob Bignell on 0121 476 5938.