Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors) + Lach + Emma Rugg
Two New York legends! Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors) + Lach + Emma Rugg
Multi-platinum songwriter Chris Barron will be playing his monster hits from The Spin Doctors days (Two Princes, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong) as well as the amazing new solo stuff he’s been writing that everyone is talking about!
Antifolk legend and Radio 4 star Lach will be performing songs hand-picked from his six releases as well as the new tunes his fans clamour for.
A rare chance to catch these influential journeymen together in an intimate venue.
Between them over 15,000,017 albums sold!
Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn’t know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that’s sweet, and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”.
Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, “I don’t really think about what I’m going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later.”
A founding member of a band that’s loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris’ solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.
Lach set up a worldwide movement that rejects conformity, he ran the longest running open mic night in Manhattan, he has recorded six studio albums and discovered the best breakthrough artists of the 80’s and 90’s. He recounts stories from behind his guitar, with a rockstar’s vision and a folk singer’s modesty.
Timeout London calls Lach “NYC’s living legend” and credits him side-by-side with Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett and The New York Dolls as the roots of the modern singer-songwriter movement. The NY Times labels Lach “The mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.” The Antifolk movement that Lach started in the early eighties has produced such well-known performers as Beck, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Hamell on Trial and many more.
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