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Music, Sat 6 Apr 2019, £7.50-£15

Burden of Paradise

Burden of Paradise


Saxophonist Snake Davis put the icing on the cake for Take That’s A Million Love Songs, M People’s Search For The Hero and a host of other hits. Probably the most distinctive sax sound to emerge from the UK in the past 50 years.

His band, The Burden Of Paradise, is acoustic — or 'blindingly quiet' as they have it — and plays an enchanting range of songs, from Elizabethan ballads to 80s torch songs, from Doris Day to Bob Dylan. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing engine room of double bass and guitar. Burden of Paradise’s unique interpretations of evocative songs are spell-binding. They have breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter. Burden Of Paradise invites its audience into a world of tenderness, virtuosity and human frailty.

In Burden of Paradise, Snake is joined by vocalist Helen Watson and bass player Dave Bowie Jr. Singer Helen Watson also has a luminary history, having recorded two albums with legendary producer Glyn Johns, which featured members of The Eagles, Little Feat and Andy Fairweather-Low. Whilst, double bassist Dave Bowie Jr, counts the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas and Steve Tilston among his conquests.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 Apr 2019 20:00 to 22:30
Starts 8pm. Bar and Box Office from 7:15pm.


Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18s) from the Village Hall Coffee Shop, village PO or on-line.
A full house is expected, so advance booking is recommended.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 6 Apr Burden of Paradise
Fri 26 Apr Mylittlebrother
Fri 10 May Lisa Stanley and Her Band
Wed 5 Jun The Chef Show
Fri 12 Jul Millbeck Quintet
Fri 12 Jul Stooshie


Main Street,
CA12 4RX


Plan route to Threlkeld Village Hall using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 318254  Lat: 54.61976 Long: -3.05675

Threlkeld is located off the A66 in Cumbria, 4 miles west of Keswick and 13 miles east of Penrith.

From Penrith, junction 40 on the M6, follow signs to Keswick and after 13 miles turn right into Threlkeld Village. Do not follow your Sat Nav after this point - the Village Hall is located 0.5 mile along on the left hand side.

From Keswick follow signs to Penrith and after 4 miles take the first left signposted Threlkeld. The Village Hall is 0.5 mile along on the right hand side.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

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