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Martin Pearson + Solidarity Choir @ The Loaded Dog
8pm Saturday 19th April 2008

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Monday, March 3, 2008

Martin Pearson is a comedian with a keen eye for making everyday events so mundane that they are laughable. A parody writer of renown and a singer of some notes. Martin is also a folk singer, who longs for serious recognition in much the same way as a flatworm longs for reeboks. He can on occasion, and in the true folk tradition, sing songs so maudlin that audience members may attempt to end it all by throwing themselves into a pint of Guinness.

The Loaded Dog competes at the 2008 Illawarra Folk Festival and Greyhound Racing Carnival

Unsolicited testimonials from discerning & observant fans -

From LES BARKER - "Martin is a wonderful performer and person; I have worked with him extensively in Australia, and would very happily do so again. And again. He's a witty and spontaneous comedian with a huge repertoire of both serious and comic songs from several sides of the globe; he'll provide you with a wonderful evening of laughter and thoughtfulness; and if you're a festival organiser you'll also find him ideal for workshops on any number of topics, filling in gaps, sitting in bars and leaning against buildings; I recommend him wholeheartedly."

From BERNARD BOLAN - "Martin Pearson has built up an enormous following of people in the places, and they are many, that he has lived in and visited around Australia. But let us not dwell on his creditors. Here we have a fine singer and musician, to be sure; commentator, indeed; but splendidly, most of all we have a consummate comic performer with touch and timing of the very highest order."

Solidarity Choir

Solidarity Choir is committed to singing songs of freedom - on the streets, at picket lines, folk festivals, gatherings of celebration and sorrow - but also just for fun, on the beach, or in the park (not to mention the pub). Our songs come from all around the world (including our own country) where racism, inequality, & environmental destruction cry out for action.

Venues/Clubs The Loaded Dog

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
Johnston Street

Sandra Nixon
(02) 9358 4886

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