Roger and Rachel give home town gigs for Arts Festival

Singer/ song writer Roger Davies
Singer/ song writer Roger Davies

Singer songwriter Roger Davies will be bringing his sounds back to Brighouse next month as part of the town’s second Arts Festival.

Roger, whose new single ‘Stephanie’ is now available, will give a concert on the opening night of the festival, September 14.

His concert in last year’s festival was a sell-out. Roger said: “Last year’s show was a great night with a fantastic audience. It’s always enjoyable to play in front of home town audiences.”

Affectionately known as ‘The Bard of Brighouse’, Roger is the composer of ‘Huddersfield Town’, ‘Brighouse on a Saturday Night’, ‘Peter Brook’s Paintings’ and ‘The Beerbelly Blues’. He is making a name for himself as one of today’s most engaging contemporary singer-songwriters.

Roger’s appearance at Brighouse Parish Church will be part of an autumn tour which will see him visit Redcar, Hebden and Cornwall. He will also be in action at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, on Saturday, October 5 and Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax, on Saturday, October 19.

Music will be a strong feature of this year’s festival, which runs from September 14 to 21, with concerts by Rachel Crisp, Darius Battiwalla, Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets and the Ossett Ukulele Orchestra.

Former Rastrick High School pupil Aidan Edwards and Juliet Montgomery, both students of singing and opera at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, will be accompanied by pianist Peter Enright for a concert at the 
Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, on Saturday, September 14.

The festival will get underway with an opening reception at the Smith Art Gallery on September 14 at 11.30am when there will be short performance by the Field Quartet.

For a full programme or to buy tickets visit Brighouse Library, the Harrison Lord Gallery, Simply Flowers and Ryecorn Wholefoods in Brighouse town centre or contact 01484 718324.