North east folk troubadour Box Fox coming to Grayshott Folk Club

Sunday 29th May 2022 4:00 pm
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Bob Fox is an English folk guitarist and singer, specialising in traditional and contemporary songs of the north-east of England and in particular, the coal mining communities thereof
Bob Fox is an English folk guitarist and singer, specialising in traditional and contemporary songs of the north-east of England and in particular, the coal mining communities thereof (Bryan Ledgard )

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BOB Fox will be the next star of the folk music world to perform for the Grayshott Folk Club.

He will be appearing at Grayshott Village Hall in Headley Road, Grayshott, on Friday, July 15 at 7.30pm.

Bob is one of the original troubadours; someone who plays and sings ageless, stripped-back folk songs, both traditional and contemporary.

On the stage it is just him, his voice and his guitar, performing to an enthralled audience.

Bob is an engaging, endearing and enduring entertainer who is one of the true greats of the folk world.

He hails from the north-east of England and has done the folk club rounds for more years than he cares to remember.

It seemed only right and proper then that he should be cast as The Songman in the original 2007 National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.

He made that part his own for a whole two years of live performances and was lavished with praise for his outstanding singing and playing.

It transformed Bob’s life and he was delighted to be invited back to reprise his part for the show’s tenth anniversary tour.

Now he has returned to performing as plain, ordinary Bob Fox but, as the audience will discover, there is nothing plain or ordinary about Bob.

Fans of music should go along and listen to a master of his trade as he sings songs such as Shoals Of Herring.

Bob has been featured on national radio and television and he has won several awards.

In 2004 he was nominated by the BBC for its prestigious Folk Singer Of The Year award.

Reviewing one of his concerts, The Daily Telegraph described Bob as “the most complete male artist in English folk”.

And Ralph McTell, who wrote and sang the legendary hit Streets Of London, said he has “one of the best voices in England”.

Tickets for Bob’s Grayshott concert are priced at £15.

They are available by visiting Grayshott post office or calling Grayshott Folk Club organiser Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096.

Anyone who would like more information on Grayshott Folk Club should send an email to [email protected]

Alternatively they can visit the Grayshott Folk Club website, which can be found at www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk

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