Attila's gig will be a combination of poems, songs and excerpts from his autobiography 'Arguments Yard', with sterling support from GECKO, Hazel Winter, Buddy Carson, Malaika Kegode and Danny Pandolfi .
Launched into public consciousness by John Peel in the early 1980s, performance poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has spent thirty five years touring the world. Having performed over three thousand gigs in twenty four countries, releasing forty records and seven books of poetry along the way, he pauses here to relate his life story, a tale of single-minded determination to earn his living, without compromise, doing what he loves in the context of the ever changing, increasingly corporate minded politics of the last five decades. Now his autobiography tour takes him to Bristol.
'A gifted writer and a hugely likeable character...this is a superb document of a life well lived'
Dave Jennings, Louder than war
'Attila has a fierce hunger for knowledge, a deep-seated sense of the injustices wreaked against the common people, massive stores of energy and an unstoppable drive to put art out into the world.'
Laura Taylor, Writeoutloud.net
GECKO: North London based artist, his playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think Grant Mitchell, Libraries & Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few.
Gecko has appeared alongside the likes of Robin Ince, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Neville Staple, Josie Long, The King Blues, Sam Duckworth (Get Cape) & John Hegley.
HAZEL WINTER:Hazel is currently playing in the flux capacitors;
” The FC’s have pretty much have torn pages out of the rule book, rolled them up and smoked them...what did we learn tonight as we leave sonically battered and lyrically bruised after our warped encounter? If anything that you can escape convention, be lyrically subversive underneath an avalanche of melodic noise, samples and hooks…” egigs.co
“thrillingly uneasy listening” Q magazine
“One to watch, but with the lights on” Mojo
MALAIKA KEGODE is a poet , performer and promoter from the South West, always looking for stories to tell. Her work focuses on the deeply personal and intricate beauty of the people around us.As a workshop facilitator, she champions spoken word for expression to those who don't usually get the opportunity to speak out. She has performed at Bristol Old Vic, Boomtown Festival, Tobacco Factory Theatre and Hammer & Tongue amongst others, and worked with organisations such as BBC 1Xtra and the Roundhouse.
DANNY PANDOLFI: Rapper, musician, spoken word poet and battle rap veteran from London and currently based in Bristol. His spoken word and rap performances aim to bridge the gap between contemporary rap and traditional poetry, using experimental structures, metaphors and rhymes to convey important messages ranging from the fall of a city to overcoming personal struggle."
London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Znh1TYhAM
BUDDY CARSON:Founder of Stand Up For Lyricism, superb wordsmith and all round wonderful gent that is Buddy Carson! His witty, well-constructed, forward-thinking verses draw on both personal and socially conscious themes to elicit emotional and thought provoking responses. His talents extend from incredible writing to awesome vocals, as he is also the lead singer of Omar Don’t Scare.
Buddy has recently been cycling all the way from Bristol to Calais in support for refugees where he will be volunteering for 10 days.
Tickets £10 on the door
£8+bf in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop High Street Bristol www.bristolticketshop.co.uk