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ACOUSTIC BY CANDLELIGHT at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater Friday, 30th November

If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes after a stadium show, when the stage lights are extinguished and the rock stars are whisked away in their blacked out limos, there are only a handful of people who really know the truth. One of them is ex Black Sabbath, Freddie Mercury and Troggs musician Jo Burt.

Burt spent much of his early career in the late 70s and throughout the 80s and 90s touring the globe with some of the biggest names in music, and recording in some of the best studios the world had to offer. His is a unique and fascinating insight into the heady days of rock & roll, now long gone. And now he's telling some of those stories in his 'Acoustic by Candlelight' event at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater on Friday, 30th November.


Over the last fifteen years Burt has been busy developing his own project. Originally created as a songwriting development tool, in the last few years his band have become an outstanding live act playing festivals and venues around the UK, Europe and North America; including a slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2017.

The 'Acoustic by Candlelight' show features the two backing vocalists from Burt's full band, Antonia and Kathy. With just one guitar and three voices, the music element of the show very much focuses on harmony, with the added bonus of one or two percussive instruments thrown in - and the occasional appearance of a mandolin. Burt's previous sold-out events of this kind have been described as 'magical', 'extraordinary' and 'phenomenal'. Not to be missed, then!

Jo Burt Acoustic by Candlelight takes place at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater TA6 3EQ on Friday, 30th November at 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm). Advance tickets are £10 (includes the first drink) from Bridgwater Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Bridgwater TA6 3AS; St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater (10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday); Roger Williams (Churchwarden) on 07984 570684 or via skiddle.com (search Jo Burt). Advance booking is advised. For more information on Jo Burt, including music and video links, see joburt.co.uk.


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