Roger Davies The Yorkshire Songwriter


Saturday 16 March 8:00pm

“His inspiration comes from life as we live it. His lyrics can be funny, thought provoking or simply exquisite” Halifax Courier

Like a modern day musical L.S. Lowry, Roger Davies writes songs that inform, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

This self-styled Yorkshire Songwriter celebrates his home county in songs such as ‘Huddersfield Town’, ‘Brighouse on Saturday Night’, ‘Peter Brook’s Paintings’, ‘The Ghost of Lily Fogg’, ‘Percy Shaw’, ‘White Roses’ and ‘Into the Sun’.

Roger will be joined by special guests, The Durbervilles.

The Durbervilles play originally penned tunes which blend folk, roots and alternative country music and feature four part harmonies, thoughtful (sometimes fun) lyrics and tasteful measures of music-like twiddling.

Their sound has been described by Maverick magazine as “the Durbervilles do not stick to the English Folk route but throw country and Cajun into the mix to make a glorious sound”.

The Durbervilles line up is Lee Walsh – vocals, 12 string guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mouth organ; Mark Boyce – drums, vocals; David P Crickmore – lead guitar, mandola, banjo, slide guitars, backing vocals; Gus Taylor – accordion, vocals; Ruth Wilde – double bass.