Multi-talented singer-songwriter Gecko is due to touch down in Bristol for an evening of storytelling and lyrical wizardry. Following the release of his latest album Volcano, the Gloucestershire born artist will be bringing his award-winning show ‘An Evening With Gecko’ to the Wardrobe Theatre on 31 March.
The man behind the lizard, Will Sanderson-Thwaite has a particular soft spot for his Bristol shows and is looking forward to putting on an evening of sharp lyricism at The Wardrobe Theatre for ultimate date on his tour, seeing things off with a bang.
Hot off the critics’ must-see lists at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Gecko strings together unlikely plots through the medium of song. Translating important issues and relevant social commentary through intricately woven songwriting and skilful storytelling. A favourite of Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing’s Gary Crowley, who says ‘Gecko is sure to put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces’.
Gecko has shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lee Scratch Perry and many more major artists
Having toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, including festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pinkpop, Gecko has shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lee Scratch Perry and many more major artists.
The South West lyricist is no stranger to the Bristol music scene. Having played across the majority of Bristol’s main music hang-outs in his earlier years, we look forward to welcoming The Lizard back to the city for an intimate night of heart-warming rhymes and rhythms.
Gecko has just released his latest video for his new single Rapunzel, a feminist take on the classic fairytale. Directed by Rob Amey, the story narrates the classic fairytale of Rapunzel from a feminist perspective. In his classic, jovial manner, Gecko brings important gender imbalances present within fairytales to the listener, getting a giggle at the same time.
He says, ‘After one day contemplating the fairytale Rapunzel I felt like writing my own version. In my firmly feminist re-telling, Rapunzel schools the prince on why you can’t just expect to marry someone if you help them out. She also explains that she wants true freedom not to be kept ‘safe’ in his castle. This is one of my favourite songs to play live.’