Once described by the Boston Globe as an “angry, smart and funny man”, Terence Blacker is a songwriter, singer and author who has sung and read at festivals, clubs and theatres in the UK, Europe and America. His songs have been compared t the work of Jake Thackray, Tom Lehrer, Noel Coward and Jacques Brel, but his style is very much contemporary and his own.
He took a one-man-show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and wrote and presented a two-part history of politically incorrect music for BBC Radio, and has released two CDs, Lovely Little Games (2012) and Sometimes You Face Don’t Fit (2016). A new CD – Enough About Me will be released in 2018.
Terence was already an established author when he started writing and performing his songs in 2009. His musical storytelling – offbeat, funny songs capturing the lives of modern-day misfits and outsiders – quickly found a following at folk clubs and festivals. One of his early songs – Sad Old Bastards With Guitars – will resonate with many folkies, especially those who’ve played in bands.
Terence will appear in concert, give a workshop on story telling for those who want to print their work (he’s a published author with a large number of publications to his credit) and contribute to the Songwriters’ Forum.