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Bridget St.John + Mick Shepherd

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 8:00pm
 
The Continental is delighted to welcome back BRIDGET ST. JOHN
 
"The best lady singer-songwriter in the country" John Peel
 
Bridget St John is best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel's Dandelion record label. Peel produced her debut album Ask Me No Questions.
 
 
Bridget has been based in New York for a number of years and only occasionally makes visits to the UK, making this a rare opportunity to catch her live. 
 
For men of a certain age, mention of Bridget St John’s name seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look. Many a student room in the sixties and seventies echoed to her distinctive voice.  
 
 
That voice is deep and resonant. It’s a voice made for melancholy, and you can’t argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn, or her own work. Bridget credits Martyn and Michael Chapman as her ‘musical brothers’.
 
 
Bridget also recorded a large number of BBC Radio and Peel Sessions and toured regularly on the British college and festival circuit. 
 
 
Plus support from MICK SHEPHERD
 
 
Mick can be best described as an indie folk hybrid.  Inspired by the likes of Damien Jurado, Tallest Man on Earth, Tim Hardin and Nick Drake, Mick's songs also betray his lifelong affection for indie greats he grew with musically, such as The Go Betweens and Teenage Fanclub. His mix of intricate and energetic acoustic guitar, plaintive vocal melodies and emotive lyrics combine to create a heady mix of melancholic storytelling and social commentary. Mick recently recorded his first solo album Truth and Heartache on Action Records. 
 
BRIDGET ST. JOHN & Mick Shepherd are here on Wednesday 19th September 2018. Doors are at 8pm. All-seated show. 
 
Tickets are £10 advance (£12 on the door)
Available online NOW from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
In person from our bar (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772)  
 

 

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