Fantastic DVD news for Jake Thackray fans

We are delighted to announce that we have secured agreement from the BBC, Jake’s Estate and the other artists involved to release on DVD Jake’s brilliant BBC television series ‘Jake Thackray and Songs’, details of which can be found elsewhere on this website.

We hope to have the DVD available early in 2014.

Watch this space for further details...

Jake Thackray Night - Sheffield 21/08/13

With songs about burglars disguised as nuns, unspeakably awful in-laws, village scallywags and rampant cockerels, all human (and animal) life is on show in this gala evening. Featuring:

THE JAKE THACKRAY SYNDROME - showcasing the brilliant comic songs of the late, great Jake Thackray. Lymm resident Paul Thompson is one of the foremost interpretors of Thackray's outrageous oeuvre.

RUDOLF ROCKER PLAY THACKRAY AND BRASSENS - Cult group from Whitby who address Jake's 'French' songs including his translations of the great chansonnier Georges Brassens.

BOB FISCHER - BBC Radio DJ and weird folk singer who delivers rollicking versions of Jake's favourite numbers.

Details are here: http://www.mygreystones.co.uk/diary_august.html

and here: The Greystones, Sheffield, Wednesday 21st August 8pm £10 advance wegottickets.com

Jake Thackray: Live at The Unicorn DVD - SOLD OUT!

unicorncover smlThe remaining copies have been shipped and we'd like to announce that we have now completely sold out of the 'Live at Unicorn' DVD. Thanks to everyone who bought one (or more).

As with the 'Live in Germany' CD, Jake's estate received royalties from every sale.

Profits from the release, as always, are used to help fund other related projects that will keep Jake's legacy alive.

A brief guide to the website

A bit more detail on what you can expect to find in each area of the website. Membership is free and registering will automatically add you to the infrequent newsletter mailout. Click CREATE AN ACCOUNT below the member login box, fill out your details and follow the on-screen instructions.



Self-explanatory. A brief biography of Jake.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Memories of Jake
This section contains anecdotes and memories of Jake.


The Recordings
This section contains details of recordings made by Jake and includes albums, singles and CDs.
The Lyrics & Guitar Tabs
This is where you will find song lyrics and guitar tabs.
Intros & Anecdotes
This is the section where you will find transcriptions of song introductions and anecdotes.



The list of gigs from Edmund Chattoe's website can now be found here. Please get in touch if you can expand the list.
Details of any TV or radio appearances made by Jake. This includes details of any shows that we know to exist in the BBC archives.


Articles from the Yorkshire Post and Guitar magazine, details of Jake publications and audio clips from an interview can be found here.


This section contains all news items posted on the site since it's inception in 2003. It starts from the the most recent news.



Registered members can now add their photos, link to video clips, post their Jake related events and set up groups to deal with various activities.
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Please consider leaving a comment about Jake or any anecdotes you might have about the great man. Comments about the website are also welcome.
Jake related sites and links to websites suggested by members are listed here. You will also find Georges Brassens links here.


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