Versatile Arts and Mu Mu Audio Present
John Otway full band show
At Malvern Cube – Saturday 22nd July
John Otway is a British singer-songwriter and musician known for his distinctive blend of rock and comedy. He was born on October 2, 1952, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. Otway first gained attention in the late 1970s when he and his partner, Wild Willy Barrett, released the single “Really Free,” which reached number 27 on the UK Singles Chart.
Despite his initial success, Otway’s career took an unconventional turn when he famously failed to secure another hit single. However, he maintained a dedicated cult following through his energetic live performances and self-deprecating humour. Otway became known for his often chaotic and unpredictable stage antics, which included jumping off speaker stacks and balancing on precarious objects.
Throughout the years, Otway has continued to release albums and tour, building a loyal fanbase that appreciates his quirky style and comedic lyrics. Some of his other notable songs include “Beware of the Flowers (‘Cos I’m Sure They’re Going to Get You, Yeah),” “Cheryl’s Going Home,” and “Headbutts.”John Otway’s career has been marked by a balance between success and obscurity, earning him the nickname “The Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Failure.” He has embraced this label and has remained an influential figure in the British music scene, inspiring many musicians with his unique approach and relentless determination.
Tickets available on-line in advance.