Scott Walker will forever be remembered as the shy, enigmatic singer with the rich, heartrendingly beautiful baritone voice. He had an incalculable influence on popular music, commanding the respect of a vast array of artists including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead. He continued to break musical boundaries throughout a fascinating career that went from timeless Walker Brothers singles like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore), Make It Easy On Yourself and No Regrets, all the way through to lesser-known numbers from his late 60s solo albums and beyond.
Singer/comedian Andy Davies has been obsessed with him for years and wants to share this devotion with you. He has made it his calling to share the songs and story of the man they call ‘The Godlike Genius’.
Backed on piano with beautiful, bespoke arrangements by the fabulous Kirsty Newton, Andy tells the story and sings the soundtrack. The Scott Walker Songbook is an intimate, touching and funny evening for both Scott Walker fans and newcomers alike. The show doesn’t just stick to the 60s classics but also features songs from Walker’s later works; music that has rarely, if ever, been performed live before.
The show has been driven by Andy’s love of Scott’s music. An obsessive fan for over 30 years he has developed the show with Kirsty over the past 2 years. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of Scott Walker, Andy brings a host of stories and anecdotes that bring his career to life. For the music, Andy and Kirsty have created some unique interpretations of Scott’s songs spanning his entire career.
Originally debuting at CrazyCoqs Cabaret in London, the show has been perfected through subsequent performances at the Bath Fringe, Hampstead Jazz Club, Museumof Comedy and Hebden Bridge Trades Club culminating in a sell out run at Frankenstein’sBierkeller for 2019’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The run included an appearance on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Afternoon Show’ performing three songs and closing the final show of the series.
“Andy and Kirsty brought the Scott Walker Songbook to Widcombe Social Club for Bath Comedy and delivered a fantastic show. Covering Scott’s whole career they interpret his songs in a lovingly engaging fashion, both being very talented performers. Kirsty provides beautifully arranged piano backing to Andy’s stunning vocals. This is a wonderful show which leaves hardcore Walker fans in the audience delighted but converts many a new fan as well. Andy’s comprehensive knowledge of Scott Walker shows through his performance, and he certainly has the voice to back it up! Highly recommended.” Nick Steel – Director, Bath