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McGear McCartney mania at The Plough

Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE sharpest of Liverpudlian wit, live music and perhaps the odd reference to a somewhat well known older relative will all feature as Mike McGear McCartney brings his first solo tour in 42 years to Torrington at the end of this month.

What do you do when your big brother Sir Paul – or ‘our kid’ as Mike calls him – has taken over the world with The Beatles? Faced with such a dilemma back in the 60s, the younger McCartney sibling changed his name to Mike McGear, formed his own band The Scaffold with Roger McGough and John Gorman, and moved into the satire and comedy field. Hit records and television series followed before Mike turned his back on showbiz to return to his first love photography, with his work acclaimed by exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institute in the US and Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. But now Mike is back on the road with a new hilarious and nostalgic one man show Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll (I Wish!), told through his photographs, lively anecdotes and live music too. He is coming to The Plough Arts Centre at Torrington on Saturday, March 29 and he says following a recent ‘secret gig’ at a church hall, North Devon will be his first live two hour show.

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Source: North Devon Gazette

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