FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL REUNION APPEARANCE BY HIS CULTURAL COMPANIONS THROUGH THE 80’s
THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS
TV SMITH BLYTH POWER DIE FISCHBRUDER SWILL ODGERS (MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG) BARNSTORMER
plus of course a few solo poems and songs from Attila himself
AT KOMEDIA, GARDENER STREET, BRIGHTON. THURS SEPTEMBER 8th, 2005. DOORS 7pm, START 7.30! TICKETS £10 - LIMITED CAPACITY. TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW EMAIL name, address & no of tickets needed to email@example.com
FROM JULY 1st TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA KOMEDIA BOX OFFICE 01273 647100 or online at www.komedia.co.uk
Just got a poster at the shop saying Attila the Stockbroker is performing in Winnipeg on July 12th and 13th at the Gas Station Theatre....if you can pony up the $15 bucks it should be an interesting couple of nights.
Hi everyone! Firstly: as I sit here writing this I’m listening to the radio reports of what seems very much to be an Al Qaeda atrocity in London. Remember, these are the people who were armed and trained by the US when they were fighting ‘communism’ in Afghanistan, cheered on by everyone from UK and US governments, Sky and BBC News to The Guardian and some idiots on the ‘left’ as ‘freedom fighters’......... Bastards, trained by bastards. A huge curse on them all, and sympathy to all the injured and bereaved. If you want to read my thoughts on all this, look at ‘Attila’s views on the Iraq Crisis’ on my website.
Now on to happier things.
On Sunday Robina and I head off to Canada for my first tour there since 1994 - really looking forward to it. Dates below. It’ll be great to play Winnipeg and the Vancouver Folk Festival again and meet up with the unique Geoff Berner....
And then it’s officially 25 years of Attila! My first gig was on September 8th, 1980, at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow – and 25 years to the day, well over 2000 gigs in 19 countries later, we have a big celebration at the Komedia Theatre in Brighton, on Thursday September 8th 2005. I’m very happy to say that my great friends The Newtown Neurotics, my cultural companions through the 80s and one of the greatest political punk bands of all time, will be reforming specially for this gig, playing alongside some of the people whose music I have enjoyed most through the years: TV Smith (whom I first saw with his band The Adverts supporting The Damned at Kent University in 1977, I helped organise the gig!) the mighty Blyth Power and Swill Odgers from The Men They Couldn’t Hang. There will also, of course, be songs and poems from yours truly, solo and with my band Barnstormer. It’ll a big gig in a smallish venue (250 capacity) and if you want to come, advance booking is certainly recommended. Details and ticket booking (price £10) from the link immediately below: if you have any problems booking online you can do so by phone (01273 647100)
Before that, BBC Radio Four have recorded a half hour special programme entitled ‘Giving It Lip – Attila the Stockbroker 25 Years On’ which will be broadcast twice: on Sunday August 21 at 16.30 and on Saturday August 27th at 23.30. Live poems and songs old and new spanning all the years, interviews, reminiscences... details are at the bottom of this mail for those who want to look on the web for it. I did loads of work on it and hope you think it’s good!
And, of course, there are loads of gigs in the UK, Germany and Switzerland as part of my 25th Anniversary Tour, starting in September. Have a good Summer everyone...stay safe, and if you’re in London today I hope you get home OK. Cheers, Attila
GIGS (solo poems and songs unless stated)
9 RYDE (Isle of Wight) Pier Head, solo and with Barnstormer: this is a free festival, I’ll be on about 5pm (01983 563778)
12-23 CANADIAN TOUR
12 WINNIPEG Gas Station Theatre firstname.lastname@example.org 13 WINNIPEG Gas Station Theatre email@example.com
Sept 29-Oct 11 25th ANNIVERSARY GERMAN/SWISS TOUR with Barnstormer
29 DUSSELDORF AK 47 firstname.lastname@example.org 30 SIEGEN VEB email@example.com OCTOBER 1 GOTTINGEN Juzi firstname.lastname@example.org 2 BERLIN Schokoladen email@example.com 3 BERLIN Franziskaner firstname.lastname@example.org 4 SCHWABISCH HALL Club Alpha 60 email@example.com. 5 ULM Beteigeuze firstname.lastname@example.org 6 BREGENZ JUZ Between email@example.com 7 FREIBURG venue TBA firstname.lastname@example.org 8 BERN Reitschule email@example.com 9 ZURICH El Lokal firstname.lastname@example.org 10 BREMGARTEN KuZeB email@example.com 11 MAINZ Mainusch firstname.lastname@example.org
11-12 NORWICH Raise Your Banners Festival email@example.com
7 FAVERSHAM Folk Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are web details for the Radio Four programme.
The programme details go on the Radio 4 'What's On ' page seven days before transmission - simply click on the name of the programme and it will lead to the programme synopsis. This is the link to use (you may have to copy and paste this link to open it) but it won't have details of Giving It Lip until 14th August.
MERCHANDISE! All cheques to JOHN BAINE, P&P inclusive in the UK, £1 extra mainland Europe, £2 elsewhere. If you want to use a credit card go to Townsend Records on the website www.attilathestockbroker.com. You’ll also find all track listings for the CDs there REMEMBER, NOTHING’S AVAILABLE IN THE SHOPS apart from the new album ‘Zero Tolerance’
NEW ATTILA LIVE DVD £11 NEW SEAGULLS SKA ‘TOM HARK’ SINGLE £5 NEW BARNSTORMER HOODIE £20 NEW ATTILA/BARNSTORMER CD ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’ £11 LATEST SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC CD ‘LIVE IN BELFAST’ £11 ATTILA/BARNSTORMER JUST ONE LIFE’ CD £11 ATTILA/BARNSTORMER SIEGE OF SHOREHAM’ CD£11 ‘ANCIENT & MODERN’ LIVE POETRY ANTHOLOGY CD (1980-1999) £11 THE PEN & THE SWORD’ (SELECTED SONGS 1980-1995) CD£11 CHERYL - A ROCK OPERA’ CD with OTWAY £11 RAT TAILED MAGGOT’ POETRY BOOK £6 SCORNFLAKES’ POETRY BOOK £6 ‘GOLDSTONE GHOSTS’ FOOTBALL POEMS £3.50 ATTILA’S GREATEST HITS’ CASSETTE (poems & songs) £6 BARNSTORMER SIEGE OF SHOREHAM’ CASSETTE £6 NAME................................................................................. ADDRESS........................................................................... SEND TO ATTILA, PO BOX 668, PORTSLADE, E.SUSSEX BN42 4BG - and thanks!
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One final thing:
Today, yet more innocent working class blood was spilled by the men of violence. The perpetrators of this violence sleep soundly in their beds while we pay the price for their powerlust. Fuck bin-Laden, fuck Bush, fuck Blair.
there may be a title in front of your name, but everyone's shit still smells the same