Pete making rare solo appearance

Peter Atkin
Peter Atkin

SINGER, guitarist and pianist Pete Atkin makes a rare solo appearance at The Lamb Folk Club on Wednesday, May 18.

Pete generated an intensely loyal following in the 1970s with six albums setting his own music to the witty, touching and entertaining lyrics of Clive James.

Kenny Everett, and later John Peel and Bob Harris, aired Pete’s songs on BBC radio.

But, following his sixth album ‘Live Libel’, Pete virtually retired early from the music business.

After a thorough grounding in light entertainment production at the BBC, he went on to establish himself as Head of Network Radio, South and West.

The late 1990s saw renewed interest in Pete’s musical work thanks, in part, to the internet and he has since toured Britain, Australia and Hong Kong with Clive James.

Much to the delight of fans old and new, he returned to the studio in 2007 recording ‘Midnight Voices’, a CD of new recordings of many of his best loved songs.

These included the well known ‘Beware of the Beautiful Stranger’ and ‘Thief in the Night’.

The music at The Lamb Folk Club starts at 8.30pm, admission is £5 on the door and the enquiry number is 728268.