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Unknown Legend


Been playing in local pubs as a solo artist singing known and less well known songs (see influences), plus now my own songs (see New Messiah). Fingerpicking and/or flatpicking depending on the song. Also occasionally with another local guitarist/singer (vocal harmonies). A couple of years with a local Folk Band: The Sodburys, then back on my own again.
Also now fronting an upbeat country rock band, Rattlesnake Highway", reach me at "kenchapman at clara dot net"

Screen name:
Unknown Legend
Member since:
Aug 09 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Early Donovan, Dylan, Roy Harper, Bert Jansch, Jackson C Frank, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Emmy-lou & Gram, Nanci Griffith, etc.


Acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars; mandolin; various harmonicas; combi amp; mic.



Past Events

Half-hour set hosted by Acoustic Alfie

Full set at The Tennis Court Inn, Warmley, Bristol. Featuring James Levan and Holly Chapman.

Support for Eddie Martin: Blues Artist of the Year Winner (South West Music Awards 2011)

Half-hour set at this historic pub:
The Seven Stars
Thomas Lane

Back for another half-hour set at this historic pub venue. Real music; real people; real ale.......

The Seven Stars
Thomas Lane
Bristol BS1 6JG

Back for another half-hour set at this great real ale/cider pub.....'tween 3pm and 6pm

Back by popular demand for another half-hour set!!

The Seven Stars
Thomas Lane

Half-hour acoustic set @

Spring Garden Tavern
188 Hotwell Road

Co-hosting this regular acoustic open mic night.

2nd Monday every month, at:

The Prince of Wales
94 High St, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4DZ

Half-hour set in this historic pub in the centre of Bristol, real ale, real people, and real music!

The Seven Stars
1 Thomas Lane
Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6JG

1/2 hour set sometime between 15:00-18:00

Will be doing some Neil Young covers, plus some more obscure stuff!

Co-Hosting this open-mic event, all kinds of acoustic stuff, folk/country/rock/pop, depends on who turns up.

Performers and audience welcome, admission free

Featuring special guests

(No PA, no backing tracks, this is a totally unplugged event)

Return of the Ken 'n' Tel extravaganza

Back at Dilton Marsh with Terry and Nigel (on bass)

Playing with local hero Terry Lyons at the Prince of Wales Dilton Marsh from 8:30

Gig with pal(s) at the Prince of Wales pub, Dilton Marsh

Open mic session at the Lamb Inn in Trowbridge