PREVIOUS GIGS - 2003-2007

(Future gigs are here)

February 2003

1 BELFAST Warzone Centre (Afternoon)
1 DUBLIN The Firestone (The Plough)
4 LONDON The Vortex, Stoke Newington with Robina on piano
6 EASTBOURNE Underground Theatre (at 7 pm) 01323 503475 (Kate or Tina) or
14 WORTLEY (near Sheffield) Wortley Arms 0114 288 2245 with brilliant Man City songwriter Darren Poyzer
15 LEEDS Grove Inn (Holbeck) 0113 243 9254 with Darren Poyzer
16 GLOSSOP Labour Club with Darren Poyzer
21 BERLIN Festival Musik und Politik
22 BERLIN Schokoladen
28 ST IVES Western Hotel

March 2003

1 PLYMOUTH Arts Centre
17 LINCOLN Central Library 01529 414155 ex 2370 or
19 STANNINGLEY (West Yorks) Jug & Barrel 0113 257 6877 Solo and with Joseph Porter from Blyth Power
20 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms with Joseph Porter
21 BEDFORD Bowen West Theatre 01234 793345 with "Two Hits" Otway doing our Rock Opera "Cheryl" and Joseph Porter
22 IPSWICH Drum & Monkey with Joseph Porter
23 STOW MARIS (near Chelmsford) Prince of Wales (at 4 pm) 01621 828971 with Joseph Porter
23 LONDON The Verge, Kentish Town (at 8.30 pm) 0207 2679452 with Joseph Porter
27 LONDON Camden Head (Shortfuse Poetry)
28 LONDON Drill Hall (part of a season of 'English Chanson') with Robina on piano and "English Chansonnier" Alan Clayson

April 2003

14 LONDON Soho Theatre
24 April-3 May: Tour of Germany with Barnstormer
24 DUISBERG Fabrik with Barnstormer
25 ZITTAU Cafe Emil with Barnstormer
26 LEIPZIG Zoro with Barnstormer
27 HALLE Ludwigstrasse with Barnstormer
28 CHEMNITZ Subway To Peter with Barnstormer
29 SAARBRUCKEN Alte Feuerwache with Barnstormer
30 MAINZ Hafeneck with Barnstormer and TV Smith

May 2003

1 SIEGEN Maifest (2 pm) with Barnstormer
1 MULHEIM Mutze (8 pm) with Barnstormer
2 ATHUS, Luxemburg Le Marignan with Barnstormer
8-18 May: UK tour with David Rovics
8 BELPER (Derbyshire) Queen's Head 01773 825525 with David Rovics
9 HULL Kingston Social Club with David Rovics
10 HADDINGTON, near Edinburgh Bridge Centre with David Rovics
11 GLASGOW Tron Theatre with David Rovics
12 BERWICK UPON TWEED Barrels Alehouse with David Rovics
13 CANTERBURY Wholefoods with David Rovics
14 NORWICH Kafe Da 07961 955229 or with David Rovics
15 LONDON Wood Green Trades & Labour Club with David Rovics
16 BATH Windows Arts Centre with David Rovics
17 BURFORD Levellers' Day (2 pm) with David Rovics
17 LONDON Brentford Football Club (8 pm) with David Rovics
18 BRIGHTON Evening Star (2 pm) David Rovics only
23 BRIGHTON Komedia 01273 647100 with Murray Lachlan Young
30-31 GLASTONWAKE 2003 Shoreham Airport Bar

June 2003

7 LEOMINSTER Medieval Fair
12-22 June: Tour of Germany and Hungary with Barnstormer
12 BOCHUM Bahnhof Langendreer with Barnstormer
13 KOBLENZ Circus Maximus with Barnstormer
14 BREMEN Freizi, Friesenstrasse with Barnstormer
15 HANNOVER Rock Gegen Rechts Festival with Barnstormer
16 FRANKFURT The Cave with Barnstormer
17 LUDWIGSBURG DemoZ with Barnstormer
18 PASSAU Z.A.K.K. with Barnstormer
19 GYOR, Hungary Uz Hullam Festival with Barnstormer
20 GOPPINGEN, near Stuttgart Odeon with Barnstormer
21 DORTMUND UZ Pressefest with Barnstormer
22 NIJMEGEN, Holland Onderbroek with Barnstormer
27 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee (2 pm) with Otway
28 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee (2 pm) with Otway
28 GLASTONBURY Dance/Variety/Fire Stage (7 pm) with Barnstormer
29 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee (2 pm) with Otway

July 2003

4 ST JUST Commercial Hotel
5 ST AUSTELL Arts Centre or 01726 68532

September 2003

26 GLOSSOP (Derbyshire) Labour Club 01457 862265 or
27 NORTHALLERTON Hambleside Community Centre (7.00pm) with Otway, Murray Lachlan Young, Joseph Porter, Phil Jeays and The Speech Painter
28 HARTLEPOOL Studio with Murray Lachlan Young
29 NORTHAMPTION Old Black Lion 01604 639472

October 2003

3 WORTHING What the dickens club
6 BRIGHTON Komedia 01273 647100 with Otway performing our rock opera 'Cheryl'
7 POOLE (Dorset) Mr Kyps 01202 748945 with Otway
8 BRISTOL Poetry Festival, St Georges Hall with Otway and Murray Lachlan Young
10 CHELMSFORD Essex Poetry Festival, Essex County Cricket Club
14 LONDON The Verge, Kentish Town 020 7284 1178 with Barnstormer, I, Ludicrous, Andy Baron and the Believers and Random Negative - Attila's not quite 46th birthday gig....
22 GENT K13 with Barnstormer
23 MUNSTER Triptychon with Barnstormer
24 SIEGEN Motte with Barnstormer
25 BOCHUM Bahnhof Langendreer with Barnstormer
27 DUISBERG Uni Asta-Keller with Barnstormer
30 LONDON Camden Head Short Fuse Poetry
31 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms or 01223 357268 with Bomb Factory

November 2003

1 BERLIN British Council Celebration of British Football culture
7 LONDON Brentford FC, Stripes Bar special Strummer Day warm-up gig with Barnstormer, Blaggers AKA, Blyth Power and Random Negative
8 SHOREHAM Airport Fly-in Bar 01273 452300 or special Strummer Day warm-up gig with Barnstormer, Blyth Power, Stage Bottles, Andy Baron & the Believers and Random Negative
9 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 Joe Strummer Remembrance Sunday
12 NETTLEHAM (near Lincoln) Black Horse with John Otway
13 MANSFIELD Town Mill 01623 632451 or with John Otway
14 BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club
15 DOVER Cricketers
16 BRIGHTON Evening Star (2pm) with I, Ludicrous
19 AARHUS Musikcafeen (21.00)
20 NYKOBING Studenterhuset
21 COPENHAGEN CafeTeatret (22.00)
22 ODENSE Teater Gadesjakket (21.00)

December 2003

10 ANGERS TBC with Barnstormer
11 BORDEAUX Local Rastaquouere (61 rue de Tauzia) with Barnstormer
12 LIMOGES Bar des Arenes with Barnstormer
13 DIJON Les Tanneries with Barnstormer and Brigada Flores Magon
14 GENEVA L'Usine with Barnstormer
16 LONDON Apples & Snakes Poetry Cabaret 5 minute spot at Apples & Snakes Poetry Cabaretąs 21s Birthday Party (with John Cooper Clarke, Ben Zephaniah, John Hegley, Joolz and Brian Patten among many others!)
21 BRIGHTON Forty Notes Christmas Party

January 2004

3 WINCHESTER Syd & Anna's wedding Private event
22 BRIGHTON Komedia Barnstormer event featuring Independent Poet Martin Newell and reggae king Andy Baron with his band the Believers
28 LONDON, Chalk Farm Express Excess at The Enterprise
31 BRISTOL Seymours Club (12 midnight)

February 2004

6 ST JUST Commercial Hotel or 01736 788455 with Barnstormer and Andy Baron
7 TREVELGUE near NEWQUAY Powerhouse 01736 68532 with Barnstormer and Andy Baron
8 EXETER North Bridge Inn with Barnstormer
9 BRIGHTON Evening Star with unique Canadian klezmer punk accordionist GEOFF BERNER
13 WORTLEY nr Sheffield Wortley Arms 0114 288 2245 with Darren Poyzer
14 LINCOLN Duke of Wellington
21 LEWES The Snowdrop Inn

March 2004

March 5-March 21 US Tour with David Rovics
25 BRIGHTON Komedia Barnstormer event with TV Smith Nick Toczek and Robina
27 NORWICH Blackfriars Hall St. Pauli Football Tournament

April 2004

2 BRIGHTON Free Butt Launch of the new Barnstormer album 'Zero Tolerance' With Anal Beard and The Bus Station Loonies.
15 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms launching the split single (our half is 'Baghdad Ska') which Barnstormer have done with Cambridge band Bomb Factory, put out by Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T*
16 LONDON Apples & Snakes Poetry Cabaret, Battersea Arts Centre
17 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 870875 with Barnstormer and Random Negative
23 LONDON Café Kick, 127 Shoreditch High St, E1 020 8802 3499 An an evening of football poetry/discussion organised by Mark from the excellent Philosophy Football website
24 SEDBURGH (N. Yorks) People's Hall Otway Festival
27 WORTHING The Downview Worthing Against War benefit for Medical Aid to Palestine
April 29 - May 3 Barnstormer on tour in Europe
29 DUSSELDORF AK 47 with Barnstormer
30 BERLIN Schokoladen with Barnstormer

May 2004

1 HALLE Ludwigsstrasse 37 with Barnstormer
2 PRAGUE Stromovka Music Garden with Barnstormer
3 PRAGUE Alchemy Poetry Solo
4 JUZ BURGLENFELD (near Regensburg) with Barnstormer
5 MUENCHEN Kafe Kult with Barnstormer
6 GELNHAUSEN Lorbass with Barnstormer
7 WUPPERTAL Live Club Barmen with Barnstormer
20 BRIGHTON Komedia Lemn Sissay, Rory Ellis, Attila and Robina
21 LONDON Brentford Stripes with Melbourne urban folk singer Rory Ellis
22 CANTERBURY Wholefoods Restaurant with Rory Ellis
23 LONDON Ponders End Recreation Ground with Barnstormer - North London Carnival Against Racism
28-29 Glastonwick 2004
May 30 - June 12 UK tour with David Rovics
30 NEWCASTLE Free Festival with David Rovics
31 GLASGOW Mono with David Rovics

June 2004

1 GLASGOW Caledonian University Centre for Political Song (12 noon) with David Rovics
1 EDINBURGH Tron Theatre or 0131 476 3822 with David Rovics
2 BERWICK ON TWEED Barrels Alehouse with David Rovics
3 BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club with David Rovics
4 GLOSSOP The Globe with David Rovics
5 HARLOW Victoria Hall with David Rovics and Robb Johnson
6 PORTSMOUTH Milton Arms with David Rovics
10 BATH Invention Arts with David Rovics
11 EXETER North Bridge Inn with David Rovics
12 DOVER Matzo's with David Rovics
14-16 PORTUGAL Euro 2004 celebration gigs in schools
17 HEREFORD Barrels with David Rovics
18 ABERYSTWYTH Bay Hotel with David Rovics
19 LLANGOLLEN Sun Inn with David Rovics
20 MIDDLEWICH Folk & Boat Festival (pm) with David Rovics
June 25-June 27 Glastonbury Festival
25 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee (2pm)
25 GLASTONBURY Leftfield Stage (8pm-10pm) with Barnstormer (8.30pm) and Compering
26 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee (2pm) with Barnstormer
26 GLASTONBURY Outside Dance/Fire Stage (6pm) with Barnstormer
27 GLASTONBURY Cabaret Marquee with John Otway

July 2004

14 LEWES Tom Paine Festival
15 HULL Adelphi
16 WHITBY Music Port
17 MORECAMBE Wasted Punk Festival (formerly HITS)
18 (Afternoon) LONDON Respect Anti Racist Festival with Rory Ellis
18 CROYDON Fairfield Hotel Poetry Plus
22 BRIGHTON Komedia Barnstormer event: Joolz Denby, McDermott's Two Hours, Attila and Robina
31 LEWES Snowdrop Inn

August 2004

7 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 07814 006287 with Rory Ellis
13 ANTWERP Book Fair
29 BRISTOL Punx Picnic

September 2004

7 OXFORD Zodiac
8 CROSBY, nr Liverpool Crosby Civic Hall
10 BOSTON Indian Queen part of a big punk festival to help Guatemalan street kids (with Barnstormer)
11 BURGESS HILL Junction 01444 258072 with Barnstormer, The Fish Brothers and Best Left Dead!
18 HASTINGS Word About Town Festival
26 NORWICH The Forum Football chant-writing workshop followed by a performance (14:30-17:00)
30 BELPER Queen's Head 01773 825525

October 2004

1 WORKSOP Frog & Nightgown
3 SWANSEA Dylan Thomas Centre with Barnstormer
October 7-October 13 Attila & Barnstormer's 10th Anniversary Tour!
7 DUSSELDORF AK47 with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
8 SIEGEN VEB with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
9 BRUHL Jugendzentrum with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
10 BERLIN Drugstore with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
11 BERLIN Franziskaner with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
12 OSNABRUCK Unicum with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
13 MONCHENGLADBACH Essbar 021 61 5670794 with Barnstormer and Fish Brothers
15 NORTHAMPTON Racehorse
16 SHEFFIELD Workstation Kick Racism out of Football event
17 WREXHAM Centenary Club, Racecourse Ground Benefit for Wrexham FC Supporters Trust
27 HULL Adelphi 01482 348216
28 STOCKTON-ON-TEES The Arc 01642 525199 with Otway doing 'Cheryl'
29 SUNDERLAND Borough Hotel
31 DOVER Matzo 01304 225078 with David Rovics

November 2004

2 LONDON The Plough, Museum St, WC1
5 HERTFORD Marquee Club with Barnstormer, The Fabulous Fish Brothers and Mark Astronaut - Barnstormer 10th Anniversary Gig - 10 years to the day since the first gig with my band at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford!
6 HARLOW The Square Launch gig for a compilation CD of the first wave of Harlow punk bands - Newtown Neurotics, Pete the Meat and the Boys, Sods,Gangsters, Spelling Missteaks, The Groove and more: all very much part of my history since I lived in Harlow at the beginning of the '80s and did some of my earliest gigs there, including my very first, 25 years ago next September! This will be a fun evening for anyone who remembers the Stortbeat/No Wonder Records days. I've done sleeve notes & a poem for the CD and will be doing poems on the night.
13 BURGESS HILL Junction 01444 258072 Warm up gig for Joe Strummer and John Peel Remembrance Sunday with Andy Baron & The Believers, Miss Black Americaand Random Negative
14 BRIGHTON Concord 2 Joe Strummer and John Peel Remembrance Sunday
21 BOURNEMOUTH Shenanigans Club, Portman Hotel, Boscombe
28 BRIGHTON Evening Star 10 1/2 Hour Sponsored Gig for Brighton FC - 12 noon - 10.30 pm! See this page for details

December 2004

6 CROSBY (Near Liverpool) Stamps Bar

January 2005

9 BRIGHTON Engine Rooms SEAGULLS SKA Party - celebrating the first week of release of our Albion single 'Tom Hark': we'll play all 4 tracks and then there will be sets by Seagulls Ska's component parts: Too Many Crooks, Barnstormer and The Fish Brothers
28 HOVE Town Hall with Seagulls Ska, Barnstormer, The Fish Brothers and Too many Crooks - Benefit gig for the victims on the Tsunami disaster

February 2005

4 LONDON, Islington Offside Bar, 271-273 City Road with Seagulls Ska, Barnstormer, Fish Brothers, Too Many Crooks
German Tour with Barnstormer
8 KOBLENZ Circus Maximus with Barnstormer
9 HANNOVER Korn with Barnstormer
10 HAMBURG Knust with Barnstormer
11 GUTERSLOH Bauteil 5 with Barnstormer
12 NURNBERG DESI with Barnstormer
13 HOMBURG AJZ with Barnstormer

March 2005

6 LONDON Brixton Bar Lorca Fair Trade Foundation gig with DJs, bands etc
11 EXETER North Bridge Inn
20 BRIGHTON Engine Room with Seagulls Ska, Barnstormer, Too Many Crooks, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Fish Brothers - Benefit gig for Brighton FC's 40 Notes Fund
25 BRIGHTON Club New York benefit for the Respect Coalition

April 2005

1 WORTHING Half Brick
15 WAKEFIELD Red Shed (18 Vicarage Street) 01924 215626
16 BAILDON (near Bradford) The Junction 01274 582009 The first ever gig at this fantastic real ale pub, run by the legendary Bradford Bill. Do come if you can - it's worth a visit just for the beer!
20 OXFORD Bullington Arms
24 BRIGHTON Evening Star (8pm)

May 2005

1 SOUTHWICK The Romans (6pm) 01273 592147 Solo and playing 'The Hit' with Seagulls Ska (Brighton FC benefit gig, part of the Romans Beer Festival)
9 CROYDON Beer Circus 07910 095945 An away gig - in the heart of Crystal Palace country...
12 CHEPSTOW Five Alls
13 SWINDON Beehive (3pm) Part of the Swindon Fringe Festival. With Geoff Berner
14 BURFORD Levellers' Day (2pm)
15 BRIGHTON Engine Room Reading excerpts from my forthcoming autobiography - With glam-punks Miss Black America, Geoff Berner & Carolyn Mark
21 MORECAMBE Wasted Festival compering the Acoustic Stage
22 MORECAMBE Wasted Festival with Barnstormer

June 2005

3-5 Glastonwick Festival 2005 Our Tenth Annual Beer, Music, Poetry and More Beer Festival - But, having been kicked out of Southwick Community Centre, we're carrying on the tradition at our new venue, Shoreham Airport!
UK/Holland Tour with David Rovics
6 CHAPEL ST LEONARDS (near Skegness) The Farm with David Rovics
7 HULL Adelphi with David Rovics
8 BELPER (near Derby) Queen's Head 01773 825525 with David Rovics
9 NORWICH Ferryboat with David Rovics
10 CAMBRIDGE CB2s with David Rovics
11 BRISTOL Folk House with David Rovics
12 LONDON Islington Chapel Bar with David Rovics
14 DEN HAAG Podiumcafe Paard von Troje
16 FLENSBURG Paul's Eck
18 HAMBURG ST PAULI FC St Pauli Anti Fascist Fan Shop's 15th Anniversary Weekend!
20 NIJMEGEN Onderbroek
24-26 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Solo and with Barnstormer

July 2005

1 HARLOW Victoria Hall with David Rovics
2 EDINBURGH Queen's Hall with David Rovics and loads of other radical singer-songwriters: G8 Alternatives gig
9 RYDE, Isle of Wight Pier Head 01983 563778 solo and with Barnstormer (free gig)
10-25 July Canadian Tour
12 WINNIPEG Gas Station Theatre
13 WINNIPEG Gas Station Theatre
15-17 VANCOUVER Folk Festival
18-19 VANCOUVER Railway Club
21 VANCOUVER ISLAND The Abbey, Cumberland
22 VANCOUVER ISLAND Mellowside Lounge, Lake Cowichan
23 VANCOUVER ISLAND Logan's, Victoria

August 2005

September 2005

5 CROSBY Stamps Bar
8 BRIGHTON Komedia Attila's 25th Anniversary Gig
9 BRIGHTON Punk Rock Wedding Private Event
10 HEBDEN BRIDGE (Yorks) Trades Club
18 ST IVES Festival with Barnstormer and John Otway
22 CHEPSTOW Five Alls
23 WOLVERHAMPTON Little Civic Hall with TV Smith
29 September - 16 October 25th Anniversary German/Swiss Tour with Barnstormer
29 DUSSELDORF AK47 with Barnstormer

October 2005

1 GOTTINGEN Juzi with Barnstormer
2 BERLIN Schokoladen with Barnstormer
3 BERLIN Franziskaner with Barnstormer
4 SCHWABISCH HALL Club Alpha 60 with Barnstormer
5 ULM Beteigeuze with Barnstormer
6 BREGENZ JUZ Between with Barnstormer
7 FREIBURG Walfisch with Barnstormer
8 BERN Reitschule with Barnstormer
9 ZURICH El Lokal with Barnstormer
10 BREMGARTEN KuZeB with Barnstormer
11 MAINZ Mainusch with Barnstormer
22 WAKEFIELD Red Shed with special guest Rory Ellis
23 STEVENAGE Royal Oak with Rory Ellis

November 2005

4 LANCASTER Yorkshire House
5 NOTTINGHAM Rose of England With Verbal Warning
6 MANCHESTER Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater St 0161 226 5023 or 07952826484
7-14 UK Tour with David Rovics
7 CROSBY (nr Liverpool) Stamps Bar
8 LLANGOLLEN Sun Inn 01978 860079
9 LEEDS New Roscoe
10 REDBOURN (Herts) Folk Club
11 TBA
12 NORWICH Walter Roy Theatre, Hewett School Raise your Banners Festival
13 TORQUAY Crown & Sceptre
16 SWINDON Beehive
17 LONDON, W10, Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway by Portobello Green Inn on the Green with special guest TV Smith

December 2005


January 2006

7 BELFAST Theatre Truck (1pm) Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
26 ANTWERP DeNachten Festival with Penny Rimbaud, Richard Hell and The Fall
28 AMSTERDAM Melkweg Punk Poetry Festival

February 2006

10 BRIGHTON Private Gig Brighton & Hove Estate Agents' Annual Dinner (!)
11 LONDON, Camberwell Green Red Star, 319 Camberwell Road
25 February - 16 March US West Coast Tour with David Rovics
25 SEATTLE, Washington Folklore Society, Phinney Neighbourhood Centre Community Hall
26 PORT TOWNSEND, Washington Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, Washington
27 SHELTON, Washington St. David's Episcopal Church, 324 W. Cedar St.
28 TACOMA, Washington First United Methodist Church

March 2006

1 BELLINGHAM, Washington The Underground Coffee House, Western Washington University
2 LACEY, Washington St. Martin's University Student Union
4 EUGENE, Oregon Sam's Place
5 ASHLAND, Oregon Unitarian Universalist Church
7 EUREKA, California Synopsis Warehouse, 47 3rd Ave
8 CASPAR, California Caspar Community Centre
9 UKIAH, California Ukiah Brewery, State Street
10 CHICO, California Subud Hall
11 OAKLAND, California AK Press Warehouse
12 SAN FRANCISCO, California Edinburgh Castle Pub
13 SANTA CRUZ, California Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue
14 LA VERNE, California Cabaret Theatre, University of La Verne
15 LA PUENTE, California Bishop Amat High School (3pm)
15 VENICE, California United Methodist Church 1020 Victoria
23 STANCHESTER, Somerset Community School (Afternoon) for World Book Day
23 BATH Porter Butt for World Book Day
30 HASTINGS White Rock Hotel with Geoff Berner

April 2006

27 MENAI BRIDGE Victoria Hotel with Tracey Curtis
28 DOLGELLAU The Ship with Tracey Curtis
29 ABERYSTWYTH University with Tracey Curtis - Part of Wales Social Forum

May 2006

4 BELFAST McHugh's Bar with the brilliant Aisle 16
7 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with Barnstormer - Warm up gig with Barnstormer to re-integrate returning bass player Tommy!
9 May - 14 May Tour of Holland/Germany with Barnstormer
9 AMSTERDAM Molli with Barnstormer
10 CLOPPENBURG Zum Stortebeker 0162 7340133 with Barnstormer - This gig has a wonderful history... On my June 2005 German solo tour my car expired, permanently, near Cloppenburg, a small town near Bremen. The breakdown service dropped me at the local 'Schlagerclub' (pop disco/club) so I could sort my journey home. Dieter and Sussi, the wonderful couple who own the place, looked after me magnificently and invited us to play! And so, for the first time ever, Barnstormer play in a 'Schlagerclub' (and 'Zum Storterbeker' puts on its first ever punk concert, perhaps the first one ever in Cloppenburg!) This will be a truly unique event.....!
11 FRANKFURT-SACHSENHAUSEN Gorjel Schwenker, Kleine Rittergasse 19, Altstadt with Barnstormer and Stage Bottles
12 GELNHAUSEN Lorbass with Barnstormer and Stage Bottles
13 MUNICH Monofaktur with Barnstormer
14 REGENSBURG Zum geflickten Trommel with Barnstormer
26 May - 9 June UK Tour with David Rovics/Allie Rosenblatt and Tracey Curtis
26 LONDON Borderline
27 CHEADLE HULME Manchester Rugby Club Strummercamp punk festival
28 BELPER Queens Head with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
29 CAMBRIDGE CB2s with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
30 HULL Adelphi with David Rovics
31 COLCHESTER Arts Centre with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis

June 2006

1 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
2-3 GLASTONWICK 2006 11th Annual Beer, Music, Poetry and More Beer Festival
4 DOVER Matzo's 07765304844 or with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
5 CROSBY (near LIVERPOOL) Stamps Bar 0151 286 2662 with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
6 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club (33 Queens Road) with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
7 HALIFAX Royal Oak with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
8 LEVENSHULME M19 Bar, Stockport Road with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
9 LANCASTER Yorkshire House with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
22 BRISTOL The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis - Stop the War Coalition benefit
23 BRIDGWATER Arts Centre with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
24 EXETER North Bridge Inn with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
25 BATH Porter Butt 01225 425804 with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
29 LONDON Rivoli Ballroom - Opposite Crofton Park Station 07723 015926 or with David Rovics - Benefit concert for a children's theatre & dance group in Palestine.
30 OXFORD Oxford East Community Centre with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis

July 2006

1 CRAWLEY Folk Festival with David Rovics
2 IPSWICH Steamboat with John Row
14 SOUTHWOLD Latitude Festival
28 WAKEFIELD Red Shed with David Rovics
29 BRENTFORD Stripes Bar with David Rovics, Chris T-T and Robb Johnson
30 MAIDSTONE Kent County Showground, Detling Global Village Youth Festival
31 HARLOW Council Club with David Rovics and Paul Howard/Jo Clack

August 2006

1 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 featuring Protag on bass!
3 ST GALLEN Rumpeltum with Barnstormer
4 ZURICH El Lokal with Barnstormer
5 BERN Reitschule Anti-fascist festival - with Barnstormer
11-12 BLACKPOOL Wasted Punk Festival Solo and with Barnstormer
13 WOLVERHAMPTON Little Civic Hall with Patrik Fitzgerald
14 MENAI BRIDGE Victoria Hotel with Patrik Fitzgerald
15 BRISTOL Junction with Patrik Fitzgerald
17 TRONDHEIM Credo with Patrik Fitzgerald
18 OSLO Elmstreet with Patrik Fitzgerald
19 STOCKHOLM Debaser with Patrik Fitzgerald
22 LEICESTER Criterion with Patrik Fitzgerald
23 LEEDS New Roscoe with Patrik Fitzgerald
24 DERBY Victoria Inn with Patrik Fitzgerald
26 TBC with Patrik Fitzgerald
27 BRIGHTON The Greys with Patrik Fitzgerald and Pog

September 2006

14 LONDON Islington Folk Club - Horseshore, Clerkenwell Close
15 NEWPORT (Gwent) Plaid Cymru radical fraction event with Tracey Curtis
16 ARUNDEL Victoria Club 07940 307603
22 MONMOUTH Blake Theatre

October 2006

6 LONDON, Islington St Michael's Church, Camden Road, NW1 with Mr Gee and more TBC
12 SHOREHAM Duke Of Wellington 01273 389818 Seagulls Party benefit gig with Bob Grover & Dates, The Wot Nots and I, Ludicrous
14 BRADFORD University Small Hall for CND National Conference
21 BRIGHTON The Providence Oxfam benefit with loads of bands - Attila as compere on his 49th birthday!

November 2006

6 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with Barnstormer (warming up for our German tour)
8 AACHEN Wild Rover with Barnstormer
9 FURTH Kunstkeller 027 with Barnstormer
10 WALDKIRCHEN (bei Chemnitz) AZ Dorftrottel with Barnstormer
11 HERZEBROCK-CLARHOLZ (bei Gutersloh) Gasthaus Muck with Barnstormer
12 DORTMUND Soahc with Barnstormer
13 MINDEN Hamburger Hof with Barnstormer
15 HAMBURG Movimento with Barnstormer
16 FLENSBURG Kuhlhaus with Barnstormer
17 KIEL Alte Meierei with Barnstormer
18 BERLIN Schokoladen with Barnstormer
19 DUSSELDORF AK47 with Barnstormer
22 NEWCASTLE Northern Lights Film Festival at the Morden Tower
24 BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club with Babar Luck and Captain Hotknives

December 2006

January 2007

18 ABERDEEN Café Drummond with David Rovics and Fred (aka Potted Heid)
19 GLASGOW Songwriters Festival with David Rovics
20 EDINBURGH St. George's West Church, 58 Shandwick Place with David Rovics
21 BEVERLEY (Just north of Hull) Memorial Hall with David Rovics
22 LONDON, Camden Purple Turtle with David Rovics and King Blues - my favourite new band of 2006!

February 2007

8 MANCHESTER The Basement, Lever Street with David Rovics
9 LEASOWE (Wirral) The Leasowe 0151 678 9490 with David Rovics
10 BRENTFORD FC (West London) The Hive-formerly Stripes with David Rovics and Robb Johnson (after Brighton play Brentford!)
11 CARDIFF Callaghans with David Rovics - Palestine benefit
12 BATH Porter Butt with David Rovics
13 LONDON Acoustic Nights, Café Suki, 12-20 Osborn St, E1 with David Rovics
14 CAMBRIDGE The Loft with David Rovics
15 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club with David Rovics
16 LEEDS Commonplace with David Rovics - Corporate Watch gig
27 BRIGHTON Komedia with Richard Durrant - 'Chalk and Cheese'

March 2007

2 LIVERPOOL House Concert
3 STOURBRIDGE Katie Fitzgerald's with the Smerkin' Merkins
6 CHATHAM Central Theatre, Cellar Bar (170 High St)
8 ACCRINGTON The Queen's Hotel (Church Street) 01254 232889
9 KEIGHLEY New Variety Club
10 CHESTERFIELD Digital Corruptions
22 LONDON, Camden O'Reilly's with John Otway - first double act gig for ages
29 LEICESTER The Criterion
30 HELMSLEY Arts Centre
31 NORTHAMPTON The Portmore Tavern, Castle Street

April 2007

15 LONDON, Islington Lark in the Park (Club Orange)
19 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with Barnstormer and the Wot-Nots
20 BRUSSELS (Belgium) Magasin 4 with Barnstormer, supporting PPZ30 and playing bass with Contingent
21 LILLERS (France) L'Abbatoir with Barnstormer and Contingent
25 ST NEOTS Football Club Love Music Hate Racism gig
26 LEWES The Volunteer 01273 476357 10th anniversary of the destruction of Brighton's beloved Goldstone Ground ­ music, memories, my 'Goldstone Ghosts' poem and lots of beer
28 CHATHAM Command House 01634 325123 Love Music Hate Racism gig

May 2007

1 WOLVERHAMPTON Pegasus May Day celebrations, me, Asian music, food - and it's free!!
3 HERZEBROCK-CLARHOLZ Musikkneipe Muck with Barnstormer
4 HANNOVER Korn with Barnstormer - for Hannover Anti Fascist Action
5 BERLIN Clash with Barnstormer
6 REGENSBURG Zur Geflickten Trommel with Barnstormer
7 PASSAU Zeughaus with Barnstormer
8 ULM Beteigeuze with Barnstormer
9 ERLANGEN Scheune with Barnstormer
10 MUNICH Monofaktur with Barnstormer and Garden Gang
11 KOBLENZ Suppkultur with Barnstormer
12 OSNABRUCK Erdbeerblau with Barnstormer
20 BIRMINGHAM Library Theatre with the Wrote Under publishing collective
21 OXFORD Ruskin College Private event
27 LONDON, Balham The Bedford 020 7223 0234 Stop the War Coalition benefit
26-27 MANCHESTER Strummercamp Highly recommended!

June 2007

1 STANLEY, Co. Durham The Store
2 LEEDS (6.55pm) 'Moncada Rocks' Cuba benefit festival
3 (at 2pm) RHYL Dudley Arms Punk all dayer
3 (at 8pm) CAERNARFON Medi Café Bar with legendary Welsh language punk pioneers Anhrefn
15-17 Glastonwick 2007 Our 13th Annual Beer, Music, Poetry and More Beer Festival
22 Glastonbury Festival Cabaret Marquee, Friday 2pm
23 Glastonbury Festival Cabaret Marquee, 2pm with Barnstormer
24 Glastonbury Festival Cabaret Marquee, 2pm with John Otway
29 MERSEA ISLAND Home Educators' Festival
30 LONDON, Whitechapel Factory

July 2007

7 TRURO Cuckoo Bar
8 ST IVES Theatre
15 LONDON, Hackney Poetry Olympics, Hackney Empire
27 BRIGHTON Prince Albert with Newtown Neurotics and TV Smith
28-29 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington Belgian Beer Festival with Contingent (Attila on Bass) and local bands!!

August 2007

4 TALLINGTON Whistlestop Inn
5 BEDFORD Rhythm Festival
11 CHESTERFIELD Freefest 07 - Queen's Park
12 PORTSMOUTH (Eastney) The Cellars
13 TRONDHEIM (Norway) Credo
15 OSLO Mono
17 OREBRO (Sweden) Club Zorch, Satin
18 STOCKHOLM (Sweden) Stadsparken, Södertälje (near Stockholm) Back Beat Club Festival
26 NORTHAMPTON Shambala Festival

September 2007

1 LEWES Private event
6 NOTTINGHAM The Maze with Verbal Warning
20 PONTARDAWE Arts Centre 01792 863722 with Tracey Curtis
23 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 compering the show for the excellent King Blues

October 2007

US Tour with David Rovics 25 October - 18 November CANCELLED (more info)
4 LEICESTER Criterion with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
5 LONDON, Seven Sisters Red Rose Club with David Rovics
7 BRADFORD New Beehive with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
8 LIVERPOOL Flat 3, 83A Bold Street, L1 4HF (Please e-mail in advance) with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
9 CROSBY (nr Liverpool) Stamps Bar with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
10 YORK Judge's Lodgings with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
11 EDINBURGH Bannerman's with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
12 KETTERING Sawyer's with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
13 BRISTOL Big Mouth Poetry Workshop with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
13 EXETER North Bridge Inn with David Rovics
14 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with David Rovics and Tracey Curtis
18 LONDON St Giles Church, nr Tottenham Court Road
21 WINDSOR Arts Centre 2pm - 4:30pm with John Hegley (and it's Attila's 50th birthday!)

November 2007

18 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington (4pm) 01273 389818 with Richard Durrant and Kriminal Hammond Inferno (featuring Contingent drummer Dan)
US Tour with David Rovics 25 October - 18 November CANCELLED (more info)

December 2007

2 MANCHESTER Embassy Club Manchester NHS 'whistleblower' union rep Karen Reissman
3 LIVERPOOL 'Walk The Plank' Theatre Ship, Canning Dock
9 SHOREHAM (starts 4pm) Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with Barnstormer, The Price, The Fusion and Dave Lippman
12 BRUSSELS Magasin 4 with Barnstormer and Contingent
13 LIEGE Factory Club with Barnstormer and Contingent
14 BERN Reitschule with Barnstormer and Contingent
15 FREIBURG Walfisch with Barnstormer and Contingent
16 DUESSELDORF AK47 with Barnstormer and Contingent
19 BRIGHTON Patcham High School Parental advisory ­ explicit lyrics!
21 LONDON, Islington Offside Bar For Philosophy Football

January 2008

12 HULL The New Adelphi
24 BOSTON (Lincs) The Indian Queen
25 IPSWICH Steamboat Tavern

February 2008

8 DARTINGTON, Devon Art College, Rat & Emu Bar blag your way in if you're not a student!
9 STROUD Artspace
14 PETERBOROUGH Glass Onion 01473 601902
21 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 supporting Theatre of Hate (TBC)
23 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with TV Smith - 2nd anniversary of Dark Star Brewery taking the pub over

March 2008

5 KOELN Sonic Ballroom with Barnstormer
6 LIEGE Carlo Levi
7 STUTTGART Jugendhaus Stuttgart-Neugereut with Barnstormer
8 SIEGEN VEB with Barnstormer
9 DORTMUND Hirsch-Q with Barnstormer
14 LEWES Lewes Arms
25 HERTFORD Castle Hall
28 LISKEARD Liskerret Community Centre 01579 340307 or
29 PENZANCE Acorn Arts Centre with Pondlife

April 2008

4 LONDON Chat's Palace REDDOG night
5 WINCHESTER Tower Arts Centre
9 WINSFORD, Cheshire Debees
10 GLOSSOP Labour Club
11 HULL Adelphi
18 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads with The Flying Alexanders (TBC)
22 MARLBOROUGH Literary Society
25 BANWEN (near Neath) The Dyffryn with Tracey Curtis
26 BRISTOL The Thunderbolt

May 2008

1 LONDON, Islington Folk Club at the Horseshoe
16 CANTERBURY Orange Street Music Club
17 BURFORD (2pm) Levellers Day Commemoration at Burford Churchyard (on at 2pm) with Tony Benn & Robb Johnson
17 LIVERPOOL (8pm) Writing on the Wall Festival (on at 8pm) with John Cooper Clarke
24 TIMPERLEY, Cheshire (on at 2pm) Strummercamp at Bowden Rugby Club with my band Barnstormer

June 2008

Book launch tour
2 LONDON, Kilburn New Variety at the Cock Tavern
3 BRIGHTON Evening Star 01273 328931
4 CREWE Cross Keys
5 SHEFFIELD Boardwalk with Joseph Porter from Blyth Power
6 BELPER Queen's Head 01773 825525 with Joseph Porter from Blyth Power
7 CAMBRIDGE Strawberry Fair
11 BELFAST Art College
14 GAINSBOROUGH (Lincs) Trinity Arts Centre 01427 676655
16 LINCOLN Drill Hall
19 ANTWERP Bar Mondial
21 THION (Belgium) Fete de la Musique playing bass with Contingent
27 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Cabaret Marquee, 2pm
28 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Cabaret Marquee, 2pm / Poetry & Words Tent, 4.25pm
29 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Cabaret Marquee, 2pm

July 2008

4-6 GLASTONWICK 2008 Coombes, 4-6 July 13th Annual Beer, Poetry & more Beer Festival
11 ST ALBANS Maltings Arts Theatre
12 HALIFAX The Shay with TV Smith
13 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 with Rory Ellis
18-20 SOUTHWOLD Latitude Festival

August 2008

2-3 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818 Belgian Beer Festival
8-9 BLACKPOOL Rebellion Punk Festival Solo and with Barnstormer
14 BRIGHTON Cowley Club, London Road Smash EDO benefit
15-17 OTTERY ST MARY, Devon Beautiful Days Festival
22-23 NORTHAMPTON Shambala Festival

September 2008

7 PETERBOROUGH Grass Roots Festival
12 SWINDON The Bell Upstairs with the brilliant Charred Hearts
19 LIVERPOOL Working Class Music Festival
21 MANCHESTER Matt n Phreds

October 2008

8 Cherry Red Records 30th Anniversary party (this is a private event). A big thanks to the folks who did my first 2 albums 26 years ago
9 LEICESTER Lending Library, 7pm Part of the National Year of Reading
10 LEEDS Common Place with Gary Kaye
12 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington (4pm) 01273 389818 Jacques Brel celebration - with Barb Jungr, accompanied by pianist Jenny Carr and Robb Johnson
19 LINDFIELD (near Haywards Heath) Stand Up Inn 01444 482995 with Rory Ellis

November 2008

19 FAVERSHAM Folk Club
21 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with TV Smith
22 BRIGHTON Horse and Groom with Barnstormer
23 LONDON Walthamstow Folk Club
28 AMBERLEY Chalk Pits Museum Bellocose show - celebrating the great Sussex poet Hilaire Belloc

December 2008

5 LEWES Lewes Arms Oliver's Poetry
9 ANTWERP Bar Mondial with Barnstormer and Contingent
10 GUTERSLOH Münchner Kindl with Barnstormer and Contingent
11 HAMBURG St Pauli Hard & Smart Club with Barnstormer and Contingent
12 HANNOVER Korn with Barnstormer and Contingent
13 BERLIN Schokoladen with Barnstormer and Contingent
14 CASTROP-RAUXEL (nr Dortmund) Bahia de Cochinos with Barnstormer and Contingent

January 2009

February 2009

28 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre Bellocose - tribute to Hilaire Belloc

March 2009

2 BRIGHTON Sussex University Verbal Remedies
4-8 Norwegian Tour
6 TRONDHEIM Verksted Hallen part of an evening dedicated to the songs of my old mate & legend Patrik Fitzgerald!
12 LONDON Bishopsgate Library Apples & Snakes gig
21 SHEFFIELD Neil the Trainspotter’s 40th Birthday (with Blyth Power, Wob and the Fish Brothers)
27 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre 01273 464440 with John Otway

April 2009

3 BIRMINGHAM Wagon & Horses with Devilish Presley
7 LONDON Shaw Theatre Half-time entertainment for Ed Waugh's new play Maggie's End
11 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with Barnstormer & Warp Noin (Leipzig)
16 MERTHR TYDFIL Merthyr Tydfil College
17 MONMOUTH Rugby Club

May 2009

4 NORWICH Marquee Pub May Day Festival
8-24 Tour with David Rovics
8 YSTRADGYNLAIS (near Swansea) Welfare Hall with David Rovics
9 West Wales TBC Attila solo
11 LEICESTER Criterion with David Rovics
12 BRIGHTON Cowley Club with David Rovics
13 LONDON, Leytonstone What's Cookin' at the Sheep Walk with David Rovics
15 DERBYSHIRE Bearded Theory Festival Attila solo
17 NEWCASTLE Bridge Hotel with David Rovics
18 EDINBURGH Bannerman's with with David Rovics & Fiona Keenan
19 ABERDEEN Tunnels with with David Rovics & Fiona Keenan
20 GLASGOW Political Song Centre with David Rovics, Fiona Keenan and Alistair Hulett
21 HULL Adelphi with David Rovics
22 LIVERPOOL The Picket with David Rovics - Writing on the Wall Festival
23 LONDON Conway Hall with David Rovics - Radical Routes Co-Operatives Conference
24 CAMBRIDGE CB2 with David Rovics
25 BIRMINGHAM Wagon and Horses, Adderley St, Digbeth with David Rovics
31 CHELTENHAM Racecourse Wychwood Festival

June 2009

5-7 GLASTONWICK 2009 Coombes Farm
14 LEAMINGTON SPA Peace Festival
18 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre Adrian Mitchell Memorial Gig (Flyer)
26-28 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Cabaret Marquee and Poetry & Words Tent

July 2009

10-11 Llanfyllin, Powys Workhouse Festival
13 GILLINGHAM (Dorset) Gillingham Festival with John Otway!

August 2009

1 LONDON, Dalston Social Centre Cricket match(!) and gig in support of left wing activists in Iran
2 HOVE Folk Club
5 LONDON, SE5 The Itinerant Poetry Library
6 LONDON, Islington Offside bar Philosophy Football gig
8 SIXPENNY HANLEY, Dorset Endorse it in Dorest Festival

September 2009

4 KINGSTON Fighting Cocks with my band Barnstormer and Refuse All
5 HOVE Green Party National Conference
6 EASTNEY (Portsmouth) Cellars with my band Barnstormer and Time For Action
10 KINGS LYNN Football Club
11 BIRMINGHAM Private gig for the Aston Villa 'Heroes and Villains' fanzine
12 WHITBURN (Scotland) Miners Welfare
13 BRADFORD New Beehive Memorial night for Steven 'Seething' Wells with a host of Northern friends and ranters
16 LIVERPOOL Working Class Music Festival
17 RAWTENSTALL (Lancs) Benefit for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
18 MALVERN Youth Centre
23 LINDFIELD (nr Haywards Heath) Stand Up Inn with my band Barnstormer
24 WEYMOUTH Number 6
25 BRISTOL Thunderbolt
26 CHARD Choughs Hotel with 51st State
29 PETERSFIELD Write Angle

October 2009

4 LONDON, Regent Street Apollo Cinema with Milk Kan, doing an acoustic performance before the debut showing of 'All The Years Of Trying', Dom Shaw's film about the legendary punk poet Patrik Fitzgerald.
8 ANTWERP Bar Mondial Solo poems and songs
9 CASTROP-RAUXEL (near Dortmund) Bahia de Cochinos
10 BERLIN Lokal
12 NURNBURG Kunstverein
13 DARMSTADT Schlosskeller
14 FRANKFURT Café Exzess part of the Gegen Buch Masse ­ Alternative Book Fair
15 MAINZ Hafeneck
16 BERN Reitschule
18 BRUSSELS Magasin 4 Playing bass with Contingent

November 2009

6 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre with my band Barnstormer supporting The Men They Couldn't Hang
7 REDHILL Football Club with my band Barnstormer
8 UXBRIDGE Load of Hay
11 LEICESTER Criterion with Barnstormer - Cancelled due to family crisis
12 BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club with Barnstormer - Cancelled due to family crisis
13 SHEFFIELD Frog & Parrot with Barnstormer - Cancelled due to family crisis
15 CARDIFF Toucan Club with Barnstormer - Cancelled due to family crisis
19 LONDON, Kings Cross The Water Rats with Luke Wright and John Hegley

December 2009

4 LONDON, Deptford Albany Theatre Tribute to Steven 'Seething' Wells with the Newtown Neurotics, David Quantick and more TBC
6 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with my band Barnstormer (at 4pm)
15 PETERSFIELD Write Angle

January 2010

9 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington 01273 389818
31 STOCKWELL, London SW9 The Grosvenor with Captain Hotknives, Vic Lambrusco and Steve White & the Protest Family

February 2010

6 LONDON, Walthamstow, E17 The Plough with Steve White & the Protest Family
11 LONDON, SE1 The Roebuck 'Bang said the Gun' poetry night
12 RAMSGATE Saint James's 07891 946386
14 LONDON The Bedford Stop The War Campaign Benefit with Bruce Kent among others!
26 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Beer Festival with Blyth Power, Philip Jeays and Hobo Jones
27 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Beer Festival with Too Many Crooks, Lovely Brothers and Wob

March 2010

20 NEW BRIGHTON (Wirral) New Brighton Fort

April 2010

8 LONDON, Islington The Horseshoe Islington Folk Club
29 CAMBRIDGE CB2 with David Rovics
30 LIVERPOOL Bad Format Social Club with David Rovics

May 2010

1 BRADFORD 1 in 12 with David Rovics
2 MANCHESTER Saki Bar with David Rovics
3 LANCASTER Yorkshire House with David Rovics
5 LONDON, Leytonstone Sheep Walk with David Rovics
6 LONDON, Islington Folk Club David Rovics only
7 PORTSMOUTH TBC with David Rovics
8 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre with David Rovics, Leon Rosselson, Robb Johnson
9 UXBRIDGE Load of Hay with David Rovics
12 BRISTOL Thunderbolt with David Rovics and special guest GECKO
13 PENZANCE, Cornwall Arts Club with David Rovics
14 CALSTOCK, Cornwall Old Chapel with David Rovics
15 GREAT TORRINGTON, Devon Plough Arts Centre with David Rovics
16 BOURNEMOUTH The Winchester with David Rovics
19 LEICESTER The Criterion with David Rovics
20 BELPER Queen's Head with David Rovics
21 EDINBURGH Bannerman's with David Rovics
22 GLOSSOP Labour Club with David Rovics
23 BIRMINGHAM Wagon & Horses Tickets with David Rovics
27 FISHGUARD Library Fishguard Folk Festival

June 2010

4-6 Glastonwick 2010 - more details soon...

August 2010

Rebellion Festival
8 Alternative World Cup near York
20-22 Beautiful Days Festival

September 2010

8 HARLOW Square (30 years to the day of my first gig) with special guests STEVE DREWETT (Newtown Neurotics) DANIELZ (T. Rextasy) PAUL HOWARD ­ and a special guest appearance by THE SPENCERS CROFT CAT! Booking
11 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre with special guests JOHN OTWAY and TV SMITH
16 LONDON The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover St. London SE1 (nearest tube Borough) presented by Bang Said The Gun poetry collective

Then five mainland European dates with my band BARNSTORMER

22 GUTERSLOH Munchner Kindl
23 CASTROP RAUXEL (near Dortmund) Bahia de Cochinos
25 BERLIN Schokoladen
26 BRUSSELS Magasin 4 (with CONTINGENT)

October 2010

2 HELMSLEY Arts Centre
3 LEEDS Chemic Tavern
4 CARDIFF Arts Institute
5 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
6 SWANSEA Elysium Gallery
8 MALVERN Youth Centre
14 WARRINGTON Pyramid Arts Centre
18 NORWICH Arts Centre
19 WATFORD Che Cha Cha
22 READING Rising Sun Arts Centre
24 EXETER Phoenix Arts Centre
28 NIJMEGEN De Bijstand
29 AMSTERDAM Zaal 100
30 DEN HAAG De Vinger

November 2010

12 YORK Stereo
13 HULL Adelphi
14 SHEFFIELD Boardwalk
17 LONDON 'Rrrants' at the Camden Eye
20 ARUNDEL Victoria Institute (Red Room)
27 LONDON The Gaff Club (supporting the Newtown Neurotics, like back in the old days!)

December 2010

1 LONDON Soho Theatre
10 LEICESTER (Aylestone) Black Horse
11 MANCHESTER Gullivers (benefit for FC United of Manchester) Contact:
12 BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club (benefit for Leeds Anarchist Black Cross)


27 Westminster Unison social (private gig)


4 SWANAGE (Worth Maltravers) Square and Compass pub ­ Blue Square Sporran performance poetry club with the excellent Elvis McGonigall

5 HASTINGS (Daytime) Robert Tressell Day at Brass Monkey, Havelock Road, Hastings ­ celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of the man who wrote 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' - my favourite book EVER ­ in his home town with Robb Johnson and Tracey Curtis plus speakers like John McDonnell MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP

11-12 SHOREHAM - THE SECOND ANNUAL ROPETACKLE BEER/MUSIC FESTIVAL compered by me: Fri night Brighton's legendary PIRANHAS are reforming and playing a set along with PHILIP JEAYS and CHRIS T-T: Sat night is RUDE Night with THE FISH BROTHERS, ANAL BEARD and PAUL CARTER!
All details at

24 WORCESTER Marrs Bar


26 Private birthday gig in Louth for a REALLY OLD Brighton fan.....

27 LONDON Lambeth, The Grosvenor

MARCH and APRIL 2011


17.3 Richmond Henty, Portland VIC

18.3 Mojo Bar, Hamilton VIC

19.3 Nelson Hotel, Nelson VIC

20.3 Drunken Poet, Melbourne VIC*

23.3 Irish Murphys, Launceston TAS*

24.3 Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS*

25.3 National Hotel, Geelong VIC

26.3 Yackandandah Festival, Yackandandah VIC

27.3 Yackandandah Festival, Yackandandah VIC

30.3 Phoenix Bar, Canberra ACT

31.3 The Harp, Wollongong NSW

01.4 Bald Faced Stag, Sydney NSW

02.4 Cambridge, Newcastle NSW

08.4 Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD

09.4 Punkfest, Brisbane QLD

10.4 Apollo Bay Festival *

13.4 Buddy Milligans, Hamilton (NZ)*

14.4 Thirsty Dog, Auckland (NZ)*

16.4 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC

All with brilliant Aussie rabble rousers The Go Set except *

MAY 2011


5 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with my band Barnstormer

6 Midlands TBC with Barnstormer and Blyth Power

7 LEEDS The George with Barnstormer and Blyth Power

8 LEICESTER The Criterion with Barnstormer and Blyth Power

11 Lincoln Book Festival (TBC)

12 LINCOLN Jolly Brewer (Lincoln Book Festival)

13 KEDLESTON PARK, DERBYSHIRE Bearded Theory Festival

JUNE 2011

3-5 GLASTONWICK 2011 ­ Headliners: The Men They Couldn't Hang, Jimbob and Fruitbat from Carter USM (separately!) Newtown Neurotics, Otway, Robin Ince, Terry Garoghan and of course loads, loads more, all details

17 LUDLOW Assembly Rooms

18 EVESHAM Arts Centre

19 LEAMINGTON Peace Festival

24-26 Glastonbury Festival (Fri 1.50 and Sun 3.20 in the Cabaret Marquee, Sat 4.30pm in Poetry and Words, Sat 6pm on the Tripod Stage, Sat 10.15pm at the same time as Coldplay ('The Coldplay Alternative') on the Spirit of '71 stage...that'll be fun!


28 EXETER Aeon Festival SEPTEMBER 2011

4 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with my band Barnstormer
10 BRISTOL Polish Club with DAVID ROVICS
(15 SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre I am organising/compering a great double bill of IAN MCMILLIAN ­ the Radio 4 poetic maestro ­ and DAVID ROVICS)
16 LOUGHBOROUGH Old Pack Horse
17 MILTON KEYNES Watershed
23 ST IVES Western Hotel


1 CASTROP-RAUXEL Bahia de Cochinos
3 MAINZ Hafeneck (On the 'Day of German Unity'...I think we MIGHT JUST play 'Marktsektor One!!')
4 FREIBURG Walfisch
5 MUNICH Glockenbachwerkstatt with PamP from Garden Gang
9 ???? (offers welcome between Osnabruck and Dunkerque!)
15 OXFORD East Oxford Community Centre (benefit for the Campaign to Close Campsfield)
19 LEWES Elephant & Castle (anti fascist trade union gig)
23 (2pm) LONDON Jewish Museum (commemorating the Battle of Cable Street)


16 BRIGHTON Cowley Club with ROBB JOHNSON (a benefit for the Cowley, Brighton's alternative centre)
26 LONDON New Cross Amersham Arms (hosting the excellent GECKO's album launch)


2 LILLE Radio Campus Lille ­ rare gig in France, being broadcast live on campus radio
10 MIDDLESBROUGH 'The Studio@MLT, Toft House (next to Middlesbrough Theatre), The Avenue, Middlesbrough (after Middlesbrough v Brighton...)
16 LONDON Borderline (supporting The Men They Couldn't Hang)


21 PETERBOROUGH Boro Bar (after Peterborough v Brighton...)

17 SHEFFIELD Greystones with Patrik Fitzgerald
18 HULL Adelphi with Patrik Fitzgerald
19 LEEDS Temple Works with Patrik Fitzgerald
25 SHOREHAM 'BANKERS & LOOTERS' album launch with Barnstormer at the Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham with special guest Patrik Fitzgerald

MARCH 2012
1 LINCOLN Dog and Bone - Greenpeace benefit
2 BOSTON Indian Queen
4 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (3pm ­ part of an all day in aid of the Strummerville charity)
15-26 Switzerland / Germany tour with my band Barnstormer
17 SCHOPFHEIM Café Irrlicht
18 BERN Reitschule
19 KONSTANZ Das Contrast
20 ESSEN Anyway
21 KOLN Sonic Ballroom
22 HAMBURG Goldener Salon
23 DRESDEN Chemiefabrik
24 BERLIN Schokoladen
25 BIELEFELD Desperados

APRIL 2012
27 COVENTRY Herbert Gallery ­ celebrating 25 years since Cov won the FA Cup!

MAY 2012
4-5 TIRANA, ALBANIA Tirana Ekspres

On 16 May myself and my Aussie urban folksinger mate Rory Ellis start our 24 date tour of England and Wales... first four dates are Leicester, Hebden Bridge, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth.

16 LEICESTER Criterion - with Rory Ellis
17 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club - with Rory Ellis
18 MIDDLESBROUGH The Studio at MLT, Toft House, The Avenue, Middlesborough - with Rory Ellis
20 EASTNEY (Portsmouth) Cellars - with Rory Ellis
23 STROUD Prince Albert - with Rory Ellis
24 MONMOUTH Football Club - with Rory Ellis
25 TUXFORD (Notts) Tuxfest - with Rory Ellis
26 DERBY Progressive Voices at the Darwin Suite - with Rory Ellis
27 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Café - with Rory Ellis
30 HASTINGS Ragged Trousered Folk Club at the Jenny Lind pub - with Rory Ellis

JUNE 2012
1-3 GLASTONWICK 2012 - at Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex
6 TORQUAY Blue Walnut Café - with Rory Ellis
7 EXETER North Bridge Inn - with Rory Ellis
8 ST. JUST Town Hall - with Rory Ellis
9 CALSTOCK (near Plymouth) Old Chapel - with Rory Ellis
10 BATH The Bell - with Rory Ellis (1pm)
20 LONDON Leyton What's Cookin' at the Birkbeck Tavern - with Rory Ellis
21 CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre (short spot at benefit for the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group)
22 LONDON Acoustic Insurgency at the Grosvenor, Stockwell, SW9 - with Rory Ellis
27 LINDFIELD Stand Up Inn - with Rory Ellis
28 ABERYSTWYTH The Druid - with Rory Ellis
29 LIVERPOOL Kazimier - with Rory Ellis and Dead Belgian
30 WREXHAM Saith Seren (benefit for the Wrexham Supporters' Trust) - with Rory Ellis, the Declan Swans and many more

JULY 2012
1 SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington - with my band Barnstormer and Rory Ellis (4pm)


3 - BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival
19 - Beautiful Days Festival
24 - SHOREHAM - I am putting the brilliant singer-songwriter MICK THOMAS from Melbourne on at the Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham. Founder and main songwriter of legendary Aussie rabble rousers WEDDINGS PARTIES ANYTHING he's accompanied by Weddoes' accordianist Squeezebox Wally
27 - RAMSGATE King's Theatre (Ramsgate Summer Squall Festival)


13 - PETERBOROUGH We Love Words Festival at the Brewery Tap (which is the brewery tap for the delicious Oakham Ales....)
15 - GUERNSEY Literary Festival at the Fermain Tavern - with LINTON KWESI JOHNSON and RUTS DC - this is going to be one of the gigs of the year for me
23 - ISLE OF WIGHT - I'll be at the inaugural beer festival in East's going to be modelled on Glastonwick so Julian the organiser tells me...more details soon...
27 - LONDON Islington Folk Club
28 - SHOREHAM Ropetackle - the return of the Half Man Half Biscuit immortalised DEAN FRIEDMAN to the Ropetackle in Shoreham and I'm his special guest....


3 - CARDIFF Bogiez
4 - CARMARTHEN Tangled Parrot
5 - MALVERN Cube (preceded by their Poetry Slam)
6 - MILTON KEYNES (Newport Pagnell) Watershed MK - with PATRIK FITZGERALD
13 - SHOREHAM Duke of Wellington with my band Barnstormer - warming up for our German/Dutch tour - and special guests THE ASTRONAUTS
18 - LONDON Putney Half Moon as special guest to Thee Faction (Marxist R&B!) at their album launch....
27 - LONDON Anarchist Bookfair
[31 OCTOBER - 10 NOVEMBER GERMAN/DUTCH TOUR with my band Barnstormer]
31 - DORTMUND Kactus Farm with THE PORTERS


1 - GRONINGEN Crowbar (launch of a Dutch vinyl version of 'Bankers & Looters')
2 - AMSTERDAM Soundgarden
4 - GORLITZ Kings Pub
5 - CHEMNITZ Subway To Peter
6 - ASCHAFFENBURG Hannebambel
7 - ULM Beteigeuze
8 - REGENSBURG Alte Malzerei
9 - AUGSBURG Tribut Kunstgalerie - organised by the FC Augsburg fan group 'Augsburg Calling'
10 - NEUSS Hamtorkrug
16 - SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre A TRIBUTE TO JACQUES BREL featuring the work of the greatest Belgian ever - performed by BARB JUNGR, ROBB JOHNSON and myself, with my wife Robina on piano. Plus PHILIP JEAYS doing his own songs - which are so influenced by Brel they could have been written by him...
17 - BRADFORD 1 in 12 Club (
18 - GLOSSOP Glossop North End FC Social Club (


1 - BRIGHTON Caroline of Brunswick with Jowe Head & the Demi Monde (ex Swell Maps/TV Personalities)
7 - LONDON Borderline supporting THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG
14 - NEWPORT Art Gallery
20 - LONDON Bloomsbury Theatre (short spot as guest of Robin Ince)


12 - BRUSSELS Magasin 4 with Contingent (and most of the rest of the Brussels underground scene)
19 - READING Rising Sun Arts Centre
20 - BRIGHTON Lord Nelson ­ Fareshare Food Bank benefit with Robb Johnson, Bandana Collective, Pog and more. (OBSCENE that such a gig should have to take place in 2013!)

FEBRUARY 2013 - On tour with Patrik Fitzgerald

1 - SHEFFIELD Greystones
2 - LEEDS Fox & Newt
3 - LEICESTER Criterion (
6 - WORTHING Beechwood Hall Hotel (organised by the STOP THE G8 campaign) (
12 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso
13 - NIJMEGEN Café De Bijstand
14 - DEN HAAG De Vinger
16 - LIEGE Cercle du Laveu
17 - HEIST OP DEN BERG De Oude Ketel
18 - BRUSSELS Café Central
19 - PETERSFIELD Write Angle (just me!)
22-23 - SHOREHAM Fourth Annual Ropetackle Beer Festival - with 25 beers, cider, food and music from THE RISEN ROAD and POG (Fri 22) and HOBO JONES & THE JUNKYARD DOGS and CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES (Sat 23) MARCH 2013

8 - CAMBRIDGE - Man on the Moon
9 - HUDDERSFIELD - Rat & Ratchet
16 - SHOREHAM - Duke of Wellington - with my band Barnstormer and Blyth Power (Acoustic)
22 - TRONDHEIM (Norway) - Verkstedhallen - with Patrik Fitzgerald
23 - OSLO (Norway) - Valarenga - with Patrik Fitzgerald
29 - LINCOLN - Green Dragon (TUSC gig) (
30 - NOTTINGHAM - Doghouse

APRIL 2013

13 - MIDDLESBROUGH - Westgarth Club - with Patrik Fitzgerald
14 - HULL - Adelphi - with Patrik Fitzgerald
27 - WAKEFIELD - Henry Boon's (

MAY 2013

1 - LONDON - Kilburn Good Ship ( - Fundraiser for the Morning Star
8-11 - DENMARK - with my great friend David Rovics
8 HORSENS Bogcafe'n Smedegade
9 AALBORG 1000Fryd
10 COPENHAGEN Frederikskaj 12 (
23 STOWMARKET fundraiser for the John Peel Centre - an honour!
25 - LEAMINGTON - Lamp

JUNE 2013

5 - SHOREHAM BY SEA - Ropetackle Centre - Special 'Local and Vocal' show featuring poems and songs inspired by my roots in Southwick and the Adur district, my love of the Albion, and my mum! With special guest ­ my great friend US radical singer/songwriter David Rovics
6 - LONDON (Southwark) - The Roebuck - Bang Said The Gun Poetry Cabaret
8 - SHOREHAM BY SEA Duke of Wellington - With my band Barnstormer, supporting Adverts legend TV Smith
13 - MANCHESTER Football Museum - Discussion and gig
15 - WELLINGBOROUGH Old Grammarians
16 - LIVERPOOL Unison Conference (private gig)
22 - SHOREHAM Ropetackle Centre - Playing bass with Contingent from Brussels, supporting EDDIE & THE HOT RODS
28-30 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL! - Back again ­ I have done every one there has been since 1983! Fri/Sat in the Cabaret Marquee around 2pm, Sat in the Poetry & Words Tent around 5pm

JULY 2013

6 - LONDON - Bishopsgate Institute ­ Matchwomens Festival - Celebrating the Matchwomen strikers, 125 years ago.. With Steve White, Robb Johnson, Thee Faction & more!
19 - OSNABRUCK - Substanz - with my band Barnstormer
20 - DUSSELDORF - Linkes Zentrum - with Barnstormer

8-11 - BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival
16 - DORCHESTER - Forever Sun Festival
23 - FARCET FEN (Peterborough) - my first appearance at the BLYTH POWER ASHES!


27 - WORTHING - Blues, Roots & Beer Festival
29 - FOREST OF DEAN - Something Else in the Dean festival


For the last 8 years we have organised gigs at the Barn Theatre in Southwick with a line up of...

Half Man Half Biscuit, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ben Zephaniah, Mark Thomas, Simon Armitage, Jo Brand, John Agard, Grace Nicholls, Patience Agbabi, Terry Garoghan, John Otway, Carol Ann Duffy, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Jackie Kay, Murray Lachlan Young, John Cooper Clarke, Adrian Mitchell, Captain Sensible, Will Self, Martin Newell, Levi Tafari, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Justin Sullivan of New Model Army, Les Carter of Carter USM, Henry Normal, Michael Horovitz, The Tansads, Les Barker, Roy Bailey, John Dowie, Patrik Fitzgerald, Fermin Muguruza from the Basque Country, Neil Sparkes of Transglobal Underground, Mark Steel, Joolz, Mick Thomas, Leon Rosselson, Citizen Fish, T.V.Smith, Don Paterson, Wob, Blyth Power, Robb Johnson, Phill Jupitus and many local bands and poets.....