Son Of Town Hall

Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot.

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GENERAL ADMISSION £11.00 (£10.00)

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  “Sensational!” - John Platt, WFUV

“Nothing short of stunning” - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival

Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at

their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping

like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for

a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large

writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the winedark

waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you?

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker

of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly

sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley,

a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends

time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the

sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part

theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears,

drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.

Son of Town Hall springboards from the story of the aforementioned two finding

themselves side by side aboard a junk raft (“The Son of Town Hall”) crossing the

mighty Atlantic in search of new lands, new inspiration and to recover squandered

fortune. It’s as if the two sailed their ship back a century or so, though neither

Berkeley, nor Parker openly acknowledge the anachronistic quality in their songs or

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