COMIC songwriter Richard Digance returns to his folk roots on Monday with an appearance at Nettlebed
COMIC songwriter Richard Digance returns to his folk roots on Monday with an appearance at Nettlebed Village Club.
An all-round entertainer hailed as a master of nostalgic comedy, Digance specialises in self-penned comic songs introduced with panache, style and outrageous humour.
An evergreen performer whose appeal crosses the generations, Digance is highly respected by fellow comedians for his original material and by musicians for being one of Britain’s top acoustic guitarists.
He has played for an audience of eight in the Falklands, half a million at the Knebworth Festival and done thousands of shows in between, as well as occasionally finding nine-letter words on
Digance was BAFTA nominated for TV Entertainer of the Year in the late Eighties, and in 2003 received the gold award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music.
Footynotes, written with Sky’s Chris Kamara, was a top 10 bestseller in 2008, while this year sees the release of two books of rhyme and the completion of his new novel,
Digance has worked with a multitude of world-class acts including Steve Martin, the Beach Boys, Elton John, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Supertramp, Elkie Brooks, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and Robin Williams.
His TV specials for ITV ran for a record 11 years and on these shows he played guitar with such rock and pop luminaries as Brian May, Status Quo, the Moody Blues, Buffy St Marie, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Chris de Burgh.
A visual artist who has exhibited his work at venues around the country — sometimes to coincide with his live shows — Digance has also composed incidental music for a range of film and TV soundtracks.
He has recently broadened his appeal still further by returning to his musical roots through appearances at festivals, smaller theatres, arts centres and larger folk clubs. It’s what he loves doing.
Tickets for Monday’s concert are priced £13 in advance. Visit the website at www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
Tickets on the door are £14, and doors open at 8pm.