Burden of Paradise


Name: Threlkeld Village Hall

Phone: 07733 790308

Email: marketing@threlkeldvillagehall.org

Website: http://www.threlkeldvillagehall.org/


Main Street
Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 4RX

Price Notes

£15 (£7.50 under 18s)


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.


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.

Burden of Paradise are playing Threlkeld Village Hall, Saturday 6th April, 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 at www.threlkeldvillagehall.org/whats-on. A full house is expected, so advance booking is recommended. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
06/04/2019 06/04/2019 8pm-10:30pm