Double-header gigs featuring songs and stories from Rab Noakes and Rod Clements, two of the most enduring names on the UK music scene. Rod and Rab will be performing favourites from their own catalogues as well as recent compositions alongside some classics.
The shared roots of Rab Noakes and Rod Clements go back to the 1960s when they both appeared on the folk club circuit of Tyneside and beyond, Rab as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and Rod as a member of the fledglingLindisfarne.
In the 1970s Rod’s new band recorded Rab’s songs on their early albums (including the chart-topping Fog On The Tyne), cementing a musical friendship that has lasted half a century.
After numerous occasional collaborations over the years, Rab and Rod have finally got together to celebrate their past, their passions, and their shared belief in the power of song. In an age of manufactured music, they present their craft as writers and players in an unadorned style performing favourites from their own catalogues as well as some of the classics that originally inspired them.
Make no mistake; these engaging, perennially creative septuagenarians are Alive ’n’ Pickin'