Saturday 25th January 2020
Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm
Earlybird Adult Tickets £12
Earlybird Youth Age 14-17 Tickets £8
St Marys Avenue
Reading, RG8 8BJ
Online ticket sales via WeGotTickets at £12 (£1.20 booking fee added) that accepts credit/debit cards. Tickets also available for age 14-17 at £8 (plus £0.80 booking fee).
For residents local to Purley on Thames tickets are available (cash only) without the booking fee. Please request by filling in the contact form and we will be in touch.
Jake Morley has earned a loyal following and a reputation for fearless live shows, particularly as one of the best lap-style guitar players in the world. Combining guitar, piano and drums into one instrument with seemingly impossible dexterity, he is an artist to be seen as well as heard.
Morley's debut album Many Fish To Fry (2012) brought to mind Paul Simon and Newton Faulkner with its refreshingly unpretentious lyrics, hooky melodies and implausible guitar playing.
The richly-layered production of follow-up The Manual (2016) leaned more on Elbow or Gotye, while a stripped back third album goes deeper into the singer-songwriter space of Anais Mitchell and John Martyn.
But it was his incisive song-writing that initially led to a residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, where he built his audience, and gained exposure on Radio 2, 6Music and Radio X, before releasing a critically-acclaimed debut album.
Hundreds of worldwide stages and shows have been clocked up since then, empty to buzzing, Aberystwyth to Zurich, with sellout shows at London’s Bush Hall, Canada’s biggest festivals, and support slots at the Hammersmith Apollo.
We are excited to welcome Jake Morley to Purley on Thames as part of his 2020 tour!
Currently recording material for a third album, and touring widely, Morley is one of the UK's most distinctive and interesting songwriters at the top of his game.