Folker is a singer/songwriter from the East Lancashire mill town of
comic songs and stories with a good dollop of nostalgia.
been entertaining people in one form or another for over 40 years,
although the Funny Folker side of him has only surfaced since he
started visiting local folk clubs in 2012.
formative years, Jeff enjoyed the music of Simon and Garfunkel, John
Denver and Donovan but particularly liked the Northern “folkiness”
of The Houghton Weavers, The Fivepenny Piece and The Oldham Tinkers.
It was, however, the influence of the comedy “folkies” such as
Mike Harding, Bernard Wrigley, Jasper Carrot and Richard Digance that
set him on the path to where he is now.
and stories of everyday life, are laced with the type of humour
reminiscent of a saucy seaside postcard. The popularity of his songs,
and encouragement from fellow “folkers”, has led to him
performing at theatres, clubs, festivals and social gatherings
throughout the Northwest and further afield.
reaction of his fans when he announced that a recording was in