Noel Harrison set to perform in Axmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:48 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:58 16 June 2010

Noel Harrison

Noel Harrison

Noel Harrison, yes the real one, the Windmills of his Mind man will be performing in Axmouth. After many years as a successful international actor, presenter and musician, Noel s latest hit is with village audiences for Devon's Villages in Action

Noel Harrison, yes the real one, the Windmills of his Mind man will be performing in Axmouth.

After many years as a successful international actor, presenter and musician, Noel's latest hit is with village audiences for Devon's Villages in Action, the organisation that brings live professional entertainment to rural venues working with local volunteer promoters.

Noel has played at more than 30 village venues over the last two years and his next performances will be at AxmouthVillage Hall on Saturday, March 6, at 7pm, where there will be refreshments available.

Tickets are available by calling (01297) 23847, and include supper.

Noel's repertoire ranges from sophisticated standards to simple country tunes, all carefully chosen by Noel, and sung in a voice that has matured like fine wine.

Many previous dates have sold out as word spreads that it really is the Noel Harrison performing in small village venues.

He has a life-time of anecdotes, experiences and songs to share in an evening rich with self-deprecating humour and intriguing tunes from some of the world's best composers. Songs by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel among others, of which Time Out magazine in London said, " . . . a totally captivating mix of intense passion, comic irony and tenderness . . . " Noel's voice is mellow and his way with an audience has been honed over years of performing all over the world.

He has indeed played them all. From touring with the Beach Boys and Sonny and Cher in the '60s to starring in musicals in London's West End. From singing in honky tonks in America and presenting on radio, to living the high life in Los Angeles, living in outback Nova Scotia to now living in rural Devon.

His life has been full and varied and he shares much of this in his show, along with The Windmills of his Mind, the evocative Oscar-winning song for which he became a household name and which comes out fresh and different every time he sings it.

This event has been organised with Villages in Action and local volunteers.

There is a programme of events, which is available from libraries, district council offices, Tourist Informatiion Centres or direct from www.villagesinaction.co.uk or by telephoning (01363) 773660.

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