Bass Player, Songwriter, Singer, Guitar Player, Music Producer and Visual Artist
An evening with Rick Kemp
Bookings are invited from music venues, folk clubs and friends who would like to host their own ‘house concert’ for a special evening with folk/rock legend Rick Kemp
Friends of Folk is proud to be working with Rick Kemp – find out more and discuss booking “An Evening With Rick Kemp” just contact Jim Minall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick is best known as a member of Steeleye Span and the evening will obviously include some memories of those exciting years. It will take the audience from his early years in a teenage skiffle group in south east London through to playing with King Crimson, Michael Chapman and Whapweasel and much more. Alongside these musical memories Rick will also briefly remember, perhaps reluctantly, his appearance on Top of The Pops as a Womble! Plus escapades of balancing on third floor balcony windows add a slight touch of Buster Keaton to the evening.
Rick Kemp is recognised by fellow musicians as one of the foremost singer/songwriters in the folk world so the evening will obviously include many of Rick’s memorable compositions. Leaving his familiar bass at home, Rick will pick up the acoustic guitar and the audience will be treated to some great solo songs, including Deep In The Darkest Night and Somewhere Along The Road – a song almost lost forever and now the subject of more than twenty cover versions by famous artists.
The evenings to date have had excellent receptions (see reviews below) and anyone who has been to a Steeleye Span concert will know that Rick Kemp has a dry and engaging wit which the audience truly enjoy. The evening should attract a wide audience ranging from the many thousands of Steeleye Span fans and also those who will enjoy an evening that is not just confined to one song after another, but includes memories and reflections of a long and successful life in a wide range of music genres.
He has a new album too. Perfect Blue contains many of the songs you will hear during his “An Evening with” shows. As well as a strong batch of new songs it includes reworked versions of his most famous compositions, ‘Somewhere Along the Road’ and ‘Deep In The Darkest Night’.”
– Chris Nelson – Musician
– Fellside Records on the release of ‘Perfect Blue’
“Rick Kemp’s performance married his sensitive lyrics and wonderful melodies with wit and hilarious anecdotes and he went down a storm.”
– Penny Grennan – Promote
– Ted Muir – Carlisle Folk and Blues Club
– Clive Pownceby – Bothy Folksong Club, Southport
– Ian D. Hall – Liverpool Sound and Vision – reviewing ‘Perfect Blue’ Rick Kemp’s new album the music from which features in the evening.
– Dennis and Brenda Kilgallon – Gig promoter
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