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Event Archive - Vin Garbutt

Sat. October 30th 2004 8 pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8 pm
$18 ($15 members)
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
"Singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt is not a man to be shackled. Not for him the tyranny of a list of songs carved in stone for that night’s gig. Last night he told an expectant audience packed into the upstairs room of The Black Swan that he was in 'random mode' which made the evening ripe for requests. And they came flying in as his fans called out song titles from his vast repertoire. Garbutt sang about the plight of the jobless, pollution, the tragedy of a teenage British soldier killed by an Argentine bullet in the Falklands and about his beloved North East. His patter between songs had the audience helpless with laughter. Yet the guffaws were quickly followed by silence as they connected with his singing and clever finger style guitar. Garbutt believes in the power of song, which he uses to get his audience caring about the plight of those less fortunate. 'City of Angels' highlights the scandal of child prostitution in Bangkok, the sex capital of the world, while another powerful composition, 'Darwin To Dili', explores the genocide of the Timorese people. Garbutt’s humanity shines through his art. He is both funny and serious in the same breath and when he sings he becomes a shaman for social justice. Long may he continue." - Richard Foster, The Yorkshire Evening Post. Website: http://www.vingarbutt.com.

Vin Garbutt (Folk)

"Singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt is not a man to be shackled. Not for him the tyranny of a list of songs carved in stone for that night’s gig. Last night he told an expectant audience packed into the upstairs room of The Black Swan that he was in 'random mode' which made the evening ripe for requests. And they came flying in as his fans called out ... more info
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