Chris ronald trio, mark blayney
Fri 20th Apr 18 20:00 edit
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Now living in Vancouver, Canada, contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from his native England in 2002.
Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60's onward, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots” and The Province likened it to “the country and folk that came out of Laurel Canyon and the British Isles in the mid-seventies”. Nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for his Timeline album, in live performance, Chris draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician to deliver a unique and captivating show.
Chris is joined on this tour by his bandmates John Ellis (dobro, banjo, mandolin, guitar) and Mike Sanyshyn (fiddle, percussion).
Mark Blayney FRSA is a writer and performer based in Cardiff. He won the Somerset Maugham Prize for his novella Two Kinds of Silence and his second book, Conversations With Magic Stones, was described by John Bayley as "Remarkable... as good as some of the best of Elizabeth Bowen's, and praise does not go higher than that."
His work spans comedy, fiction and poetry. He is about to tour his new solo show, Be Your Own Life Coach ... with ABBA, and has also toured with the Lecture in Boney M Studies, a comedy extravaganza, at festivals including Wychwood and the Dinefwr Literature Festival.
He performs regularly with the Wordplay Cabaret, a smorgasbord (not as rude as it sounds) of noise, letters, numbers, static caravans and Lionel Richie songs.
"A perceptive storyteller of real promise..." Beryl Bainbridge