The late Lonnie Donegan was the chart-topping King of Skiffle. His son, Peter Donegan, is a multi-talented performer in his own right and is now touring with the Lonnie Donegan Band who toured with the legend for 30 years.
The Lonnie Donegan Band perform some of Lonnie’s classics as well as delving into some of Lonnie’s lesser-known recorded songs and some original songs written by his son Peter Donegan. This exciting combination is now touring regularly to perform a great night of Skiffle, Blues and Jazz including Lonnie’s classics such as Putting on the Style, Have a Drink On Me, Rock Island Line, and Pick a Bale of Cotton.
90 Bromley Road Beckenham BR3 5NP
020 8650 5744
Sunday to Thursday 12pm-11.30pm
Friday to Saturday 12pm-12.30am
There will be a licensed bar or bars for this event (no spirits or shots) under the auspices of a TEN licence from Bromley Council. Refreshments may be purchased before and during the performance and during the interval.
The usual alcohol licensing law applies including as to age and serving etc.
We reserve the right to refuse to sell, serve or otherwise supply alcohol to any person for whatever reason and more specifically we reserve the right to request satisfactory proof of age before selling, serving or supplying alcohol to any person.
Audience members are not permitted to:-
Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father. Lonnie inspired every British Invasion band from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. Even The White Stripes’ Jack White cites Lonnie as one of his major influences. All this runs through Peter’s veins and is clearly evident in his live performances, as well as in the studio. Amongst Peters own admirers are Nora Guthrie (daughter of seminal folk musician, Woody Guthrie) Crystal Gayle and Billy Bragg.
Primarily a singer/songwriter and piano player, Peter picked up the acoustic guitar after his Dad passed away in 2002 and taught himself to play the mandolin, harmonica, banjo and ukulele. Peter was unintentionally born in London as his Dad Lonnie was still on tour when his mother (Lonnie’s then Manager) went into labour early, although the family were actually living in California where it was intended that he would be born. Peter was raised in Lake Tahoe, California then between Orlando, Florida and Malaga, Spain where the family spent quite some time.
No surprise then, from all this, that Peter loves Country music so much and considers himself a true British-American hybrid.
Peter is not only a talented performer, having toured with Van Morrison and Crystal Gale, but is also a talented songwriter. He is currently producing a new solo album being recorded in Nashville which will be completely his own material and will soon be recording his second album with the Donegan Band at Sugar Ray’s Studios in the UK, using the same equipment that was used in the original Sun Records Studios in Memphis.