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Gecko live at The Art House / SO14 / Sat 6th October 7:30pm

The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST)

Gecko live at The Art House / SO14 / Sat 6th October...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Low waged & Early bird
Super-discounted tickets for people on a tight-budget or those who want to help us to keep down our costs by purchasing early.
Ended £5.20 £1.00
Normal advance ticket
A bit more than the early bird price, but still amazing value. The on-the-day tickets will be £9.30
5 Oct 2018 £7.30 £1.15
On the day
Still great value, on-the-day tickets cost a little more, as we hope to convince you to buy early (and save us a lot of advertising money and grey hairs!)
Not Started £9.40 £1.32
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Event Details

Gecko is a gifted young comic songwriter with charm and style to spare, who has shared stages with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Robin Ince, Josie Long, John Hegley, & Billy Bragg.

He will be performing two 45 minute sets with a break (no support.)

With funny, but emotionally resonant, lyrics, he walks the line between poetry and song like a modern-day bard, and will make you instantly happy upon hearing this sumptuous feast of melodies, and cascades of sweet and clever words.

End of the World (sung by an insect, the only survivor after we’ve destroyed the planet) sounds grim, but is totally beautiful and the title track, in which a bear waking from hibernation is compared to a man waking from a coma, raises a laugh and a lump in the throat all at once.

Watch Gecko performing “iPhone, therefore I am”:


'Gecko is sharp as hell, his tunes are killers, his words amuse and provoke in equal measure: he knows his history. Generation-crossing stuff' - Attila the Stockbroker

'Guaranteed to put a smile on even the grumpiest of absolute favourite' - Gary Crowley, BBC London Introducing

'I do hope you like that as much as I do it just completely charmed me, we had a stack of the usual 150-200 records coming in that week, lots of bands sounding like other bands past and present pounding out of the speakers and then that came on...I think he's quite brilliant' - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

“It’s a lovely record... Buy it!” - The Morning Star

'Gecko makes it look easy... what sets him above many of his contemporaries is his restlessly inventive approach to character. One song offers what may well be the defining chorus of a generation.' - ★★★★ Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe 2016)

'Gecko might just be my fringe highlight so far. If I ever don't know what to do this time of day I try and sneak in because I love it so much. Intelligent lyrics, playful songs, deadpan skits in-between and a whole lot of heart.' - Harry Baker, World Poetry Slam Champion

'Will has strong-song skill' - John Hegley

'His playfully dry humour had the audience mesmerised; many people got to their feet to deliver rampant applause at the end of his act.' - (review of 'A Lizard Goes a Long Way' on tour in Bristol Feb 2017)

'Hilariously sarcastic songs with some pretty serious undertones; Gecko is using his music to say something' -

Picture of Bik in headphones smiling

Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.

A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand-selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?  

Travel information:-

We are a city centre venue and parking can be in short supply.  If you are driving, please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space click here for a map of where the nearest parking spaces can be found.

We recommend Kings Park Road car park:
We are about 10 minutes walk from Southampton City Centre train station (head up the hill toward the Guildhall clock tower) and on the route for most city centre buses (the Unilink U1 stops virtually outside.)

Do you have a question about coming to this event?  Please click here for a list of our event FAQs

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 Accessibility info:-

Events are generally suitable for adults, young people and older children - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however. Young children are also welcome to come along but be aware some poems and songs may contain adult content (although we try to keep these until after children have left!)

Most events are held on our first floor, accessible by a wide staircase with a sturdy banner. Comformatable seating is provided.  We regret that, due to space and other constraints, we are generally unable to relocate our events to the ground floor for those who require ground level access - so sorry.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Events are open to all ages unless otherwise stated, however please note that our mission is to provide creative activity primarily to adults, therefore most of our programme is aimed at 16 years and over.  Performances may include stronger language.

Life drawing classes are open to over 18s only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please click here for details of how to find us.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please don't bring your own food or drink to The Art House.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The best way is by email to

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone, we prefer that you save paper and show us your ticket on a phone.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable unless the event is cancelled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
As long as the person making the booking is with you, that's fine. 

All bookings for events are subject to our Terms and Conditions which can be viewed here.

Do you have questions about Gecko live at The Art House / SO14 / Sat 6th October 7:30pm? Contact The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

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The Art House Southampton CIC
178 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW Southampton
United Kingdom

Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST)

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