This Friday, total punk legend ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER brings his UK tour to The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds Rock City. Support comes from Seymour Quigley & Eleanor Lou (Horse Party), Rowan James & Jonathan Marriott.
Friday 26th April
Get On The Soapbox & Washing Machine present
ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER Live @ The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
Washing Machine is unbelievably thrilled to welcome a true punk legend to The Hunter Club, as ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER brings his UK tour to Bury St Edmunds Rock City. By turns hilarious, rousing and savagely spot-on about everything, Attila's 33-year assault on injustice and hypocrisy has ensured his standing as the World's finest punk-rock poet. Absolutely unmissable.
Support for this event comes from SEYMOUR QUIGLEY & ELEANOR LOU (of rising Bury alt-blues trio Horse Party), Ipswich-based punk poet ROWAN JAMES, and experimental acoustic folk-rocker JONATHAN MARRIOTT!
Tickets £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/218203
No ID, no alcohol
First act onstage 7.30pm
Last band finishes 11pm, bar closes at midnight.
Last train back to Ipswich/Stowmarket/Norwich leaves Bury St Edmunds 11.27pm.
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Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter. His themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger...
Inspired by punk, and especially The Clash, performance poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker did his first gig at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow on 8 Sept 1980.
Since then he’s done about 2,800 more in 24 countries - at venues ranging from the Glastonbury Festival (every year since 1983) and countless other music and literature festivals in the UK, Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to freezing punk squats in Germany to the Law Society and the Oxford Union and a hotel basement in Stalinist Albania.
He’s released 6 books of poems and over 20 CDs/LPs, formerly with people like Unwins, Bloodaxe and Cherry Red Records, latterly via his own global cottage industry, Roundhead. (No cavalier attitudes!)
Utterly self-motivated. He’s sometimes on the radio and TV. And all over the internet. He’s loud, radical, lyrical, reflective,will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger and 2010 saw his 30th anniversary tour.
As you get older you mellow out, allegedly. Attila hasn’t. He’s just released his new album 'Bankers & Looters'… "There’s no such thing as society/So steal and cheat and loot/Just one thing to remember/Make sure you wear a suit!". He’s just written a song called 'Prince Harry’s Knob'. Although it isn’t actually about the royal appendage, it’s about people who read the Sun and believe it. And, on the day she died, he’s written a poem called ‘A Hellish Encounter’. I wonder if you can work out what THAT’S about…..
‘Whether he’s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there is something magnificent about Attila in full flight’
Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4