A double bill of legendary guitar players for your delectation – the incredibly talented Rodney Branigan with support from Panama Dave, who’s been playing since 1959!
♬♬ Rodney Branigan ♬♬
Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London.
Branigan masterfully combines extraordinary multi instrumentalist skills with heartfelt lyrics and a rich soulful voice; (often compared to Jeff Buckley).
A passion for musical diversity has seen Rodney travel the world with his own, inimitable style of musicianship. Having toured his native America coast-to-coast, Rodney’s desire to share his fusion of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz have also seen him play China as well as France, Germany and Switzerland; earning him love from new fans and respect from established musicians alike.
♬♬ Panama Dave Parrett ♬♬
Panama Dave has been playing stringed instruments since 1959, when he began taking violin lessons. The violin was eventually abandoned, but not before reaching Grade VIII and becoming the Leader of the Oxford County Youth Orchestra at 16. In 1967 his parents gave him a Spanish guitar for Christmas, and it slowly but surely became his first instrument.
Having also tried his hand at 12-string, autoharp, dulcimer, mandolin, eukelele, sitar, banjo, zither, psaltery and double bass, he now concentrates on acoustic six-string guitar, electric bass, and his new toy, a fretless acoustic bass guitar, on which he plays instrumental guitar compositions, inspired by a lifetime of playing folk, rock, jazz, blues and classical music.
FREE entry all night
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-3pm and 6-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG