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Otway & Barrett
August 28, 2018
December 10, 2015

I am Delighted to welcome back John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett back to the Crooked Billet for a come back gig. Although their first single, “Gypsy”/”Misty Mountain” was released in 1972, Otway & Barrett first found notoriety on the back of punk rock & a gymnastic performance of their hit “Really Free” on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977.
Many years later, & after countless breakups & reunions, this pair of eccentrics are still pleasing, perplexing & astounding audiences with their original performances. These days Otway does less of the acrobatics, but is none the less riveting to watch, whilst Barrett continues to come up with new & outlandish musical instruments (including a wah wah wheelie bin & a bagpuss).
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