ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
One more batch of gigs to announce in what has been my busiest year ever – which is saying something after 26 years. I am now well and truly into my autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’, and have conquered my Luddite tendencies to the point where I’ve established a thriving MySpace page with 4 songs (and links to 2 more sites with songs/poems) plus a blog on which I’ve started posting regular installments from it. In the latest couple I’ve just had my first gigs as Attila in 1980, been photographed by the Daily Mirror wearing a Viking helmet (!) and had an offer of ‘management’ from Ray ‘Alien Autopsy’ Santilli….
Address above: if you enjoy it you can subscribe and comment if you like – that would be a real help. I certainly have some stories to tell and as much feedback as possible would be great! I’m hoping to have it finished by the middle of next year….then it becomes a book. And as part of the story, I am including my best poems old and new, in the context of how they came about – so it will be a 26 years’ poetry anthology as well.
For the next German tour with my band Barnstormer we welcome back ‘Baby’ David Beaken on bass – 12 shows in November – and before/after that I’m up North (where, coincidentally, Brighton have some away matches!) Due to a cancellation I have a gap/space/aperture
on Thursday 2 November, so if anyone has any suggestions for a short notice gig anywhere in Tyne & Wear, Yorks or Lancs I’d be interested to hear from you.
GIGS (solo poetry/music except where stated)
12 TONIGHT (John Peel Day) SEAGULLS PARTY BENEFIT to help fund Brighton & Hove Albion activists’ local election campaign next May against Lewes Council – who, as many of you will know, are opposing Brighton’s new stadium at Falmer, a saga which has now been dragging on for six years. Featuring BOB GROVER (ex Piranhas) and his new band DATES: I, LUDICROUS (the only good thing every to be associated with Crystal Palace) and THE WOT-NOTS, plus yours truly as compere and a Peelesque disco!
AT THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA (01273 389818) 8-11pm
14 Bradford University Small Hall – CND National Conference social firstname.lastname@example.org
1 STOCKTON ON TEES Writers Café
3 WAKEFIELD Red Shed email@example.com
6 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with Barnstormer (warming up for our German tour) 01273 389818
GERMAN TOUR WITH BARNSTORMER
8 AACHEN Wild Rover http://www.livegigs.de/locations/aachen/wild_rover.1624.html
9 FURTH Kunstkeller 027 http://www.kunstkeller-o27.de/
10 WALDKIRCHEN (near Chemnitz) AZ Dorftrottel http://www.az-dorftrottel.de/
11 HERZEBROCK-CLARHOLZ (near Gutersloh) Gasthaus Muck firstname.lastname@example.org
12 DORTMUND Soahc email@example.com
14 OSNABRUCK Unicum http://www.myspace.com/csbosnabrueck
15 HAMBURG Movimento firstname.lastname@example.org
16 FLENSBURG Kuhlhaus http://www.kuehlhaus.net/
17 KIEL Alte Meierei http://www.altemeierei.de/tiki-start.php
18 BERLIN Schokoladen http://www.schokoladen-mitte.de
19 DUSSELDORF AK47 Luziemail@example.com
22 NEWCASTLE Morden Tower – part of Northern Lights Film Festival firstname.lastname@example.org
23 MANCHESTER M19 Bar (in Levenshulme) email@example.com
25 CAMBRIDGE Man on The Moon firstname.lastname@example.org