Warren James sings The Lonnie Donegan Story.

The story and songs of Lonnie Donegan’s rise to fame as “The King of Skiffle” as well as the god-father of British pop music.

Lonnie Donegan was Britain’s most inspirational pop star before the Beatles and is the sole reason that all of the major 60s bands began to play music.

“No Lonnie Donegan, No Skiffle Groups, No Beatles – It is that simple” – George Harrison.

From Banjo player in The Chris Barber and Ken Colyer Jazz & Blues Band, to the heights of international fame, Lonnie had over 30 chart entries in 4 years.

This evening should feature many of Lonnie’s major hits which included: Battle of New Orleans, Rock Island Line, Cumberland Gap, Does You Chewing Gum Loose its Flavour, Have a Drink on Me, Lost John, Putting on the Style and many more.

Warren James – guitar/vocals
Liam Ward – TBC
Jim Swinnerton – double bass
Jules Aldridge – drums

Link: https://warrenjamesguitar.com/lonniedoneganstory/

The jazz starts at 8.00pm and doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets are £12.50 include raffle tickets.

Please ensure you reserve your place by phoning 01527 66692 or email.

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