Edward Barton: Live Dates - 2011

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November 2011
 
20 Nov: Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
20 Nov: Big Red Snag Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
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Dulcimer Bar
567, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton

Manchester Edward Barton's Big Red Song Book ~ Sun Nov 20th ~ Dulcimer
Sunday, 20 November 2011
19:30 until 22:30

Edward Barton's Big Red Song book is a monthly event, which takes place upstairs at Dulcimer, Chorlton.

This month, Edward's special guests will be Denis Jones plus TheGetTogether.

Denis has developed a show-stopping live performance based around the core of his exceptional and unique guitar-playing style and rich, soulful voice. He uses samplers and effects in his music, creating complex orchestrations of beat-box rhythms, multi-layered vocals and other-wordly sounds which veer from subtle heart-wrenching folk and blues to heavy bass-driven electronica. Amongst his set, Denis will be performing Juniper, which is co-written with Edward.

TheGetTogether are a collective of musicians based in Liverpool: Charlie Adams - harp, vocals, Tracey Carmen - vocals, keyboards, Marc Jenyon - vocals, keyboards, bass, guitar, Mike Baker - drums, percussion, Dave McGinn - bass, keyboards, guitar, percussion, Marty Foster - guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals & Edward Barton - lyrics. As Edward says, 'having a harp in a band is like a heavenly visit!'

Free entrance.

Chorlton Life: http://www.chorltonlife.com/events/404/edward-barton-big-red-song-book.html

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October 2011
 
23 Oct: Big Red Snog Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
23 Oct: Big Red Snag Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
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Dulcimer Bar
567, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton

Manchester Edward Barton's Big Red Song Book is an evening of songs written by him, or with him, and performed by different bands and people. It is a monthly event upstairs at Dulcimer in Chorlton. This is the first one where Edward will be performing himself, as part of The Babymen.

When The Babymen walk on stage, the first thing people notice is that 3 of them are pretty young and one of them is pretty old! The next thing people notice is that they are actually pretty damn good! They are: Che Wilson (13, keyboards); Joe Baker (13, bass), Jackson Massey (14, drums) and Edward Barton (53, vocals).The Babymen are currently recording their album of funky garage rock full of starnge lyrical obsessions about biscuits, crisps, girls, annoying your neighbours, the doorbell not working, monkeys & blackheads...

This Big Red Snog Book night starts at 7pm-ish and is free to get in. The Babymen will be performing 2 sets ~ one at 7.30pm-ish & the other at 9ish. Some of the special Big Red Song Book pages, with Edward's drawings and lyrics, will be for sale (for only a few pence).

 
September 2011
 
18 Sep: Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
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Dulcimer Bar
567, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton

Manchester Edward Barton's Big Red Song Book is an evening of songs written by him, or with him, and performed by different bands and people. It is a monthly event in a nice room upstairs at Dulcimer in Chorlton, and this (the second one) will feature the ensemble, Pens and Pencils (from Manchester & Doncaster).

The Big Red Song Book night starts at 7.30pm-ish and is free to get in. Some of the special Big Red Song Book pages, with Edward's drawings and lyrics, will be for sale (for only a few pence).

There will be at least a song about a dirty mod; a song about the niceness of her own bottom; a solo duet; a fast song about a girl who would like the return of her television ; and also a moving song about the stationery shops!

 
August 2011
 
21 Aug: Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
21 Aug: Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
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Edward Barton's Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer Bar, Chorlton

Dulcimer Bar
567, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton

Manchester Edward Barton's Big Red Song Book is an evening of songs written by or with him and performed by different bands and people. It will happen once a month in the very nice room at Dulcimer on a Sunday.

About Edward:

Edward Barton is a Manchester poet, artist and musician, known for his eccentric stage performances and use of home-made instruments. He has had top 30 success as a songwriter with hits including "It's a Fine Day" (Opus III) - the tune of which was then used in Kylie Minogue's hit "Confide in Me" - "Halcyon" (Orbital) and "Happiness" (Pizzaman).

He is probably best known for composing the song "It's a Fine Day", originally released as a single by Jane in 1983, and later to become a UK chart hit when Opus III covered it in 1992. Under the name Owain Barton,[2] he was later credited with co-writing Kylie Minogue's 1994 hit "Confide In Me", which included musical content taken from "It's a Fine Day". Barton later said "I woke up one afternoon and switched on the radio. I thought, "that's a good tune. In fact that's my tune.""[1]

"It's A Fine Day" was followed by the self-titled mini-album Jane & Barton, and another single, "I Want To Be With You", released through Cherry Red Records. The album featured Andrew Connell on piano. Another Jane single, "Lovely and Chicken", was later released through Barton's own label Wooden Records. More releases on Wooden followed, including a 1989 LP called Edward Not Edward which featured covers of Barton songs by diverse artists like Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, Dub Sex, Ted Chippington, Louis Phillipe and A Guy Called Gerald. Barton also released the single "Me And My Mini" / "I've Got No Chicken But I've Got Five Wooden Chairs".

Barton was a regular fixture of the eighties music scene in Manchester, supporting bands such as Stump. He has also contributed lyrics to albums by 808 State and Lost Witness, after the latter sampled "It's A Fine Day". He branched out into music video direction for the initial release of "Sit Down" by James in 1989 in which he also makes a cameo appearance.

In 1995 he released Hush, a series of albums of a cappella songs specifically designed to be used as samples. This resulted in the Norman Cook hits as Pizzaman, "Happiness" and "Happiness Happening", and "Red Sun Rising" and "7 Colours" by Lost Witness. In 2001 he formed the band O.K. Cola with Mark Day of Happy Mondays.

His television appearances have included performances on The Tube and Tony Wilson's The Other Side of Midnight. He was rumoured to have appeared on Wogan in the late 80s playing guitar in Tears for Fears' backing band. His radio appearances have included at least one guest spot on The Mark Radcliffe Show, during which he gave a live rendition of his song "I Slap My Belly".

 
May 2011
 
5 May: Ed's Shed presents THE Getogether, My Bar And Grill, Chorlton
21 Aug: Big Red Song Book, Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester, England
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Ed's Shed presents THE Getogether, My Bar And Grill, Chorlton
 
May 2011
 
12 Feb: An Evening with Edward Barton, Cornerhouse, Manchester, England
12 Feb: An Evening with Edward Barton, Cornerhouse, Manchester, England
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An Evening with Edward Barton, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Cornerhouse

Sat 12 Feb 2011

18:00

Free

Event

Manchester’s legendary artist, poet and musician Edward Barton, who has written songs for Kylie Minogue and Orbital will offer an insight into his work with a film screening, interview and exclusive performance assisted by the Baby Men. A unique band featuring Edward Barton and three young musicians, Joe Jackson (Bass), Che Wilson (Keyboards) and Jackson Massey (Drums).

Barton is known for his eccentric stage performances and use of home-made instruments. He has had 30 top success as a songwriter with hits including ‘It’s a Fine Day’ (Opus III), ‘Confide in Me’ (Kylie Minogue), ‘Halcyon‘ (Orbital) and ‘Happiness‘ (Pizzaman).

In 1989, released through Barton’s own label Wooden Records, an LP called ‘Edward Not Edward’ featured covers of Barton songs by diverse artists like The Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, Dub Sex, Ted Chippington, Louis Phillipe and A Guy Called Gerald. Barton was a regular fixture of the eighties music scene in Manchester, supporting bands such as Stump. His television appearances have included performances on The Tube and Tony Wilson’s The Other Side of Midnight. He was rumoured to have appeared on Wogan in the late 80s playing guitar in Tears for Fears’ backing band. His radio appearances have included at least one guest spot on The Mark Radcliffe Show.

FREE, advance booking recommended

http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-events/an-evening-with-edward-barton