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Chapel Arts Season - Dickie de Vere & the Dorchester Mavericks
Friday 25 May 2018, 07:30pm

Dickie de Vere & the Dorchester Mavericks

Friday 25th May 7.30pm for 8pm

An evening with Dickie de Vere & the Dorchester Mavericks will leave you feeling completely refreshed and relaxed as you listen to their wonderful 'toe tapping’ music from a bygone age.

Featuring Dickie on vocals and percussion, 

Bunny Finkelle on 6-String Banjo and 

Myke 'Toots' Clifford on Clarinet, Sax and Flutes

- they are pure entertainment.

Dressing for the Concert

It is, of course, imperative that you dress correctly for any Dickie de Vere engagement. As the Bard famously put it. 'Apparel doth oft proclaim the man'. So, for pity's sake, don't proclaim anything that might be considered other than suitable. Here are some simple tips that you might find of use:


Shoes - black or brown - absolutely non-negotiable. Anything resembling a 'training shoe' will be immediately confiscated, and you may be required to eat it later.

Hair - Should be neat, short (above the ears) and dressed with an approved hair lotion. Honourable exceptions include flamboyant conductors of classical music, and brilliant Mittel European men of science.

Baldness - Should be borne with fortitude. No wigs, please - they're vulgar and self-deluding.

Facial hair - If you must, confine yourself to a well-clipped moustache. Beards will not be tolerated under any circumstances unless you can prove that you are, or have been, a professor. 

Suitings - Lounge suits are considered proper on these occasions unless, of course, black tie/white tie is called for. Anything too voluminous may be interpreted as sexually dubious, whilst a narrower gauge trouser is, frankly, verging on the spivvish - you've been warned.

Ties - Of course.

Pipes - If you've a briar, bring it.

Ladies: One can rely on you to be the perfect fragrant accessory to the gentlemen.

Tunes may include: 

Putting on the Ritz, Bei mir bist du schon, Ain't misbehavin', Just a Gigolo, You always hurt the one you love, My hat's on the side of my head and Let's face the music and dance.

What the public say:

'I was transported to an earlier age of effortless style and timeless sophistication. My toes have been tapping ceaselessly ever since, much to the annoyance of my co-workers at the call centre where I work.' Victor Peach, Slough


Tickets: £10 from and St Ives Corn Exchange.

Location St Leger Chapel
Tickets: £10 from