Rab Noakes the performer can be presented in a variety of ways.
Solo he has honed his stage-craft to perfection and really puts that extra indefinable something into a performance that makes an audience feel they have seen and heard something extraordinary.
With Fraser Speirs on harmonica the carefully selected voicings and arrangements bring a musicality and subtlety to the performance which makes it both a moving and exciting experience.
With The Varaflames the audience is treated to a timeless selection of material played with the consummate skill of musicians who know their way round the intricacies of the popular song with integrity, style and wit.
Noakes's anecdotal style complements the songs and brings a focus to the proceedings which wears its life-span well.
Noakes and Fraser are also adept at the art of interactive workshops covering instrumental prowess, accompaniment, songwriting etc. Noakes experience in radio and TV production means these events have shape and content giving them a unique balance of information and entertainment value.
2013 Tour Dates
Saturday, May 25th
Coel’s Craic, CCA, Glasgow (a special show with Kathleen MacInnes)
350 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow, G2 3JD
Phone: 0141 352 4900
Monday, May 27th
Stirling Folk Club
Stirling County R.F.C.
Wednesday, May 29th
The Sage Gateshead (with Allan Taylor)
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead. NE8 2JR
Phone: 0191 443 4666
Friday, June 14th
Cafe Borsa, Dundee
Dundee DD1 1ED
Friday, June 21st
Cottier Theatre, Glasgow (with Allan Taylor)
93-95 Hyndland St
Glasgow G11 5PU
Sunday, August 11th
String Jam Club (Salmon Inn), Galashiels
Galashiels, TD1 1EP
Phone: 01896 752577
Monday, August 12th
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Night at Acoustic Music Centre, Dalry Road
St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace
Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ
Phone: 0131 346 8237
Saturday, September 28th
A Michael Marra Night in Dundee (watch this space for more details)
Sunday, September 29th
Bank Street Gallery, Kirriemuir
26-28 Bank St,
Kirriemuir, DD8 4BG
Phone: 01575 570070
A Stage Plan for live perfomance is available here
A press/promoters' pack together with high resolution photography of Rab is available in the Press area of this site