A favourite of our founder, William Wilson, Earl Okin returns to Lyth, bringing his much-loved Jazz club style to the far north.
Singer-songwriter, musician and comedian Earl Okin has been entertaining audiences worldwide with his unique brand of music and wit for almost five decades now. His repertoire of quirky humour, combined with first-rate playing of modern jazz and Bossa Nova compositions (the latter sung in faultless Portuguese which he learnt from several spells staying in Brazil) marks him out as a unique talent. His CV is highly impressive, with highlights including touring with Paul McCartney and Wings, being a guest on the Parkinson show and playing at almost every major London venue including the Royal Albert and Festival Halls, The Palladium and Wembley Arena. For 30 years now he has also been a regular at the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe, where he has a combined 500 shows under his belt. He also boasts a wide range of high profile fans within the UK comedy circuit including Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Sacha Baron Cohen and Frank Skinner citing Earl as one of their all time favourite live acts. This evening Earl will be demonstrating the “jazzier” side of his talent. This is a brilliant, gentle, gig from one of the most versatile British performers around
We look forward to you joining us for what promises to be a very special event.
“relaxed and assured…his guitar and keyboard playing are a joy” – The Times “Exceptional…an utter delight” – The Scotsman “gently witty and beautifully timed in every sense” – Guardian “wonderfully engaging” – London Jazz News