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Infamous Aylesbury sons back in the town

Otway & Barrett

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 3:01pm 13th January 2018

Aylesbury's most famous (or should that be 'infamous'?) sons are due to make a home visit in February.

Music legends John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett are back at the Limelight Theatre for another performance on Sunday 11th.

The pair soared to prominence when their hit single 'Really Free' climbed the charts in 1977, and though various fallings-out followed their unique and unmissable live shows have become the stuff of legend on the alternative music scene.

More than 40 years on from their first collaboration, Otway and Barrett's sometimes tempestuous but always entertaining relationship is chronicled as part of Otway's recent film Otway The Movie - a biography of the self-styled "music's greatest failure".

Now the pair are back, bringing their top-rate musicianship, electric stage presence and bizarre humour to their army of dedicated fans.

In recent years Otway has toured the country extensively with his acrobatic live shows, and even rented out the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square to premiere his motion picture biography - which was received heartily by a mob of screaming devotees.

Barrett, meanwhile, has enjoyed great success with several musical ventures, including his band Sleeping Dogz and, most recently, the highly-acclaimed French Connection show, which has toured internationally to sell-out crowds.

Both men share a history with the Limelight Theatre - back when the building was Queens Park School they studied here, though they've both agreed their old classroom is put to much better use as the Limelight Bar!

Together or apart, Otway and Barrett are always popular at the Limelight Theatre, and their latest show is guaranteed to once-again attract big crowds.

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