THE COUNTRY SOUL SESSIONS: Robert Rotifer & The Pétropolitans ★ Picturebox

The Country Soul Sessions would like to invite you to an evening of Pop, Rock N’ Roll & Country Soul ♩♫ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♪


Robert Rotifer & The Pétropolitans

We are delighted to announce that Gare du Nord recording artist Robert Rotifer will be playing for us at the March Country Soul. Backed by The Pétropolitans a crack band of revolving musicians featuring the likes of Paul Pfleger (piano/keyboards), Ruth Tidmarsh (bass), Helen McCookerybook (backing vocals) and Ian Button (drums) Robert Rotifer will be playing tunes from his latest highly acclaimed long player ‘Holding Hands In Pétropolis’ (Gare du Nord, 2023). Mr Rotifer is well known for his descriptive pop lyrics and fine melodic sense so expect to hear top notch songwriting backed by a great band. Don’t miss them….



Well it’s been awhile but we are extremely pleased that Picturebox will also be returning to the Country Soul in March. Based in Canterbury this fine pop quartet have released 3 LP’s on the very cool Gare du Nord record label. Pop music with rough edges and lyrics about girls, football, British TV, animals….in fact anything at all. Picturebox’s last LP ‘Escapes’ (Gare du Nord, 2018) combined an unabashed enthusiasm for pop tunes and indie hits with Syd Barrett era psychedelia. Robert Halcrow the band’s songwriter “has the ability to write great songs, songs that will remain with you long after they have finished and will make you appreciate the beauty of simplicity in our often complicated, meaningless lives” (Louder Than War).


£10 in advance / £15 cash on the door

Door time: 6:45pm

Start time: 7:45pm