Friday, September 18, 2009

An Acquired Taste?

My granddaughter really thinks I should be into this singer - I'm finding it a little difficult, perhaps I need to persevere.

At Peñate's concerts, it is customary that audience members enter the stage while the song "Torn On The Platform" is performed. One such stage invasion at the Oxford Zodiac on 22 April 2007 resulted in a fan stealing Peñate's distortion pedal. After he'd realised it was missing he proclaimed, “D’you know what? Whoever’s got it…keep it! Just make sure you play a Telecaster through it and not a Gibson!”

Jack Peñate is the grandson of Mervyn Peake, author and illustrator of The Gormenghast Trilogy. His live performances are characterised by his much commented, “individualist” style of dancing where he plays guitar and dances simultaneously with a vigorous fluidity - he finds it hard to keep still.

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