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Everything you need to know...

The idea of the page is to distill all the information you might be interested in, in a very short format, so that you can decide if a Fool’s Gold show is right for you.

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The Information

What is it?

Our show is essentially musical. We sing songs and play music - but there’s a bit more to it than that.

All of our songs have stories; histories, mysteries, tragedies, and romances that lie hidden behind them. We tell those stories - accompanied by some great projected images - and then perform the songs live, again with projected images. Some of our songs are original, and many are very familiar,  (you will sing along!) and many shows are themed.


What shows do you have?

For 2022 there is a wide choice:

  • Stormy Stories (our introductory show - a varied selection of stories and songs)

  • Bang Up To The Elephant! (Victorian stories and songs)

  • Beat The Drum (Our WW1 Remembrance Show - very popular in November)

  • Old King Coal (North East - and countrywide - songs and stories from down the mine.

  • New for 2023: 'The ballad of Soapy Smith' - the truth story of a genuine Wild West Outlaw and conman. Fascinating tale, a bit of a mystery and some great new (and old) songs!

You can find more details about the shows here

How much does it cost?

I should have put this first!

We try to keep our shows as cost-effective as possible. The basic show fee is usually £85.

We do need to consider the costs involved, and will work with individual hosts to determine a final fee which works for all - and we will always do our very best to make sure that shows can happen.


What do you need from us?

Just venue and access details. We bring all of our own equipment (PAT tested), you are very welcome to use our gear for announcements, etc. If your venue has a nice big screen we may ask if we might use it, otherwise, we have one with us. Access to electricity is all we need.


Hang on; I’d like to check you out first - how can I do that?

There are some quotes elsewhere on the site from people we have played for, and you are very welcome to look at our past shows list on the gigs page (here)  and ask anyone at all  (There’s a couple of hundred to choose from) what they thought.

What do I need to do?

Just get in touch and arrange a date! We’d love to come and play for you.

(after that you can sit back and leave it to us). You can email, ring or use the contact form below.

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