Protest Songs – The Return of The Lawyer and The Draper

Oct 20 2019 19:00 - 21:00

Hampstead Jazz Club at Duke of Hamilton, 23-25 New End , NW3 1JD London

Tickets: £15.00 Seat 

Doors: 6.30pm

Show: 7.00pm-9.00pm

Protest Songs – The Return of The Lawyer and The Draper

The Lawyer and The Draper present an evening of intimate entertainment with a serious edge and a sense of the absurd. Featuring our new collection ‘Protest Songs’, we will make you laugh even as we explore in song the things that make us angry – or should!

We are Gideon Wagner and Sam Harley, working together as The Lawyer and The Draper. Between us, we’ve played with artists as varied as Shirley Bassey and Sham 69, Tim Hardin, Can, The Rumour, Marc Bolan, David Gilmour, Charlie Ainley, Marcus Foster, Hugh Harris and The Act. Gideon also wrote music for Nick Roeg's film 'Puffball'.

The show features tracks from our latest collection “Protest Songs”, along with a selection from previous albums. Protest Songs is political, but without losing sight of humour, or forgetting that people want to be entertained. We take our agenda seriously, (but not ourselves); we regret the way our society is falling apart: we mourn the loss of kindness and consideration: we despair of the deceit that pervades every part of the public discourse – but we also take the piss out of anything we feel like.

Our music reflects all the influences of long and varied careers. With backing from excellent multi-instrumental musicians, we will rock and plead, bend the rules and break them, caress and confuse and lift and amuse as we catalogue a range of ills that we need to sort out before they get sorted out at our expense: it isn’t just the climate that needs to change.

Things are bad. We don’t have the answers, but we can start by singing the right questions. There is hope: we’re just the latest version. Don’t go round in circles – the revolutions start here.

We should be so lucky…G. Wagner, Fortean Times, 1902

Line-Up: Star-studded line-up of some of the most famous musicians you’ve never heard of.

Read more at: http://lawyeranddraper.com/

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, as are seats at tables. Where a table is available and the booking is for less than 4 persons, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time - Book Here