30 September, 2015
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Bob Buckle

Bob Buckle, customer and friend of the business has announced the date of his farewell concert to be held at Hoylake Chapel.

Bob will be celebrating 50 years of singing folk songs all around the world – from the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton (still his favorite venue !) to the length and breath of Britain, Europe, America and, when it was there, behind the Iron Curtain. In 1961 he opened the first folk club on the Wirral at the Dee hotel in West Kirby. He went on to entertain troops in Germany, collaborated with the Spinners, Harry Secombe and Cleo Lane to name but a few.

Bob Buckle grew up in New Brighton, attended New Brighton Secondary Modern School in Vaughan Road. He played the piano until noticing that boys who played the guitar seemed to get more attention from the girls ! At his mother’s behest on leaving school at 15 years old he trained as a watchmaker and clockmaker in Liverpool before becoming a professional musician at 22 years old. He has since recorded 23 albums.

Old friends and fellow musicians Roger Parker and Brian Jones will be joining him on stage for this last concert.

Tickets, all at a cost of £10, are limited as this is an intimate venue only seating 300. Call 0151 632 5566 or email bob@bobbuckle.com to purchase.