The Jake Thackray Experience | Knutsford Times

The Jake Thackray Experience

By on March 16, 2010

Following a series of sell-out events over recent years, memories of the late, great comic singer Jake Thackray will be revived once again this March, with a charity tribute show in Knutsford Little Theatre.

Jake Thackray became famous through his appearances on ‘Braden’s Beat’ and ‘That’s Life’ in the sixties and seventies, performing songs which were clever and hilarious in equal measure.

His most famous songs include ‘Sister Josephine’, the story of a burglar disguised as a nun, and ‘Bantam Cock’, the tale of an over-amorous cockerel. Despite Thackray’s death in 2002 he has a growing fan base, brought together by the power of the internet. There has been a spate of CD releases, a television documentary and, most recently, a DVD.

The show, entitled The Jake Thackray Experience, takes place at Knutsford Little Theatre at 7.30 pm on Saturday 20 March and will feature seasoned performers from across the country. ‘If previous years are anything to go by,’ says organiser Paul Thompson, ‘we should be in for a great evening’. All funds raised will go to Oxfam, with Barclay’s Bank matching every penny raised. For tickets, telephone 01925 755 168 or visit

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