Attila the Stockbroker (born John Baine, 21 October 1957 in Southwick, West Sussex, England) is a punk poet, and a folk punk musician and songwriter. He performs solo and as the leader of the band Barnstormer. He describes himself as a "sharp tongued, high energy social surrealist poet and songwriter." He has performed over 2500 concerts, published five books of poems, and released 29 recordings (CDs,LPs and singles). His latest book of poems, 'My Poetic Licence' was published in May 2008.