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Vin Garbutt (born in South Bank, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom), though second generation Irish, is an English folk singer and songwriter. A signifant part of his repertoire consists of protest songs covering topics such as "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland (Troubles of Erin), unemployment, and abortion. At the age of 21, in 1969, he threw caution to the winds and became a professional musician. Armed with the rich repertoire of songs he had amassed, he spent the first summer busking his… read more

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  • Avatar for longestplague
    It seems I'm not the only person who likes Vin Garbutt and Old Man Gloom.
  • Avatar for KeithJones
    brilliant writer and singer and very funny... [2]
  • Avatar for andymss
    Vin Garbutt: if there was any justice and sense of perspective, he would be have his own Saturday night peak time TV show... brilliant writer and singer and very funny...
  • Avatar for cheekychives
    He is class, and very entertaining, live. A true showman.
  • Avatar for jackmoore1987
    Heh, first post. Fantastic voice, i need much more of his stuff! The "Plugged" album is genius.

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