Recreations and Friends

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Part of Sound of the Thames Delta event


Recreations and Friends were performing The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, in full, live on Southend Pier.

Support from Recreations.
Performing BABY BOOMERS 2.

For ten years, Sam Duckworth served as a generation's acousti-pop pied-piper as Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. It was an alias that served the Southend native well, taking him everywhere from major-label chart-raiding to the frontlines of activism, to live music grassroots and, at one point, a guest spot on Hollyoaks.

But all things must pass, and on September 12, 2014, Sam slashed the Cape, sending his alter-ego plummeting to his death on the floor of London's Kentish Town Forum while he played a triumphant farewell show and released the final Get Cape album, 'London Royal'.

Now, Sam is back as Recreations, cheerfully admitting the new moniker Recreations is down to nothing more profound than a deep-seated affection for big-hearted US sitcom Parks and Recreation. (Did you spot the deliberate mistake there? There are few things in life more profound than Parks and Rec).

For his rebirth, Sam presented 'Baby Boomers 2'; a self-produced collection full of wide-eyed, big-dreaming, conscientious pop songs that are undeniably /him/, but delivered with looser funk, crisper electronics and notably less tubs to thump on.

At Sound of the Thames Delta he has fulfilled his long-held dream to play live at the end of the World's longest Pier in Southend!





The Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE


By Rail C2C from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central (5 min walk to Pier) By Road A13 or A127 into Southend. Parking available on Southend Seafront (with charge) Pier Entry: £2

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