YOU’D think it might be difficult being Mick Jagger’s brother and trying to perform your own compositions and
YOU’D think it might be difficult being Mick Jagger’s brother and trying to perform your own compositions and follow your own musical style in the shadow of one of the planet’s most recognisable stars.
But not for Chris Jagger, who has carved out a successful career as a journalist, fashion designer and musician.
On Wednesday (June 10) Chris performs at the Crooked Billet, Stoke Row, with his rootsy, bluesy, rocking three-piece acoustic ensemble — billed as a rock’n’roll English ceilidh band who make you want to drink scrumpy and stomp.
With classic Jagger vocals, sweet and sour harmonies, guitar, fiddle and accordion, Chris Jagger has previously delighted sell-out audiences at the venue.
He will be joined on the night by special guests Ellie Mackrell and Charlie Hart. An original member of Ian Dury’s Kilburn and the Highroads, Charlie is a regular collaborator with Chris’s brother and Roger Daltrey.
For his part, Chris has collaborated with an eclectic selection of artists including Al Stewart, Ian Dury, Cat Stevens and the Rolling Stones â?? with Mick providing vocals on Chris’s latest album, Concertina Jack.
Crooked Billet owner and chef Paul Clerehugh said: “We are lucky to get artists of Chris’s calibre performing at the Crooked Billet: a unique chance to see a big name in a tiny room. Chris has thrilled audiences here on many occasions — I’m hopeful one of these days his brother will turn up and join in.”
For tickets and table reservations, call the Crooked Billet on (01491) 681048.