Fran and Mike, apart from being excellent musicians, have been much appreciated mainstays of the Goose, their commitment extending to burning their fingers whilst lighting our many DHFC tealights when the candlelighter broke (a frequent occurrence, sadly!)
They have appeared at the Goose several times (we can’t remember all the dates!) and in July 2010 played at the Crystal Palace Road Street Party, one of the Big Lunch events which took place in East Dulwich.They have also gone down a storm at the annual Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green.
They headlined a special one-off gig Upstairs at the Mag, which was great, as well as kindly giving up their time to play at our fundraiser for the Dulwich Community Garden in January 2012! Thanks guys!
Fran and Mike are acoustic folk-blues guitarists who play as a duo and also in the blues band So Long Angel. In February 2008 the Guardian said of them “Very impressive. McGillivray has an agreeably controlled and laid-back vocal style, often with an American twang, while Burke is an excellent blues guitarist.”
Colin Irwin, an fRoots Magazine reviewer said of them “The material is beautifully, grippingly balanced – heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next – and the acoustic settings give it all an illuminating freshness”