25 Nov @ The Lexington - An Evening With John Moore (Jesus And Mary Chain, Black Box Recorder) + Pete Astor (The Loft, The Weather Prophets)
Fortuna POP! presents
An Evening With John Moore
(Jesus And Mary Chain, Black Box Recorder)
(The Loft, The Weather Prophets)
Tuesday 25th November, Doors 8pm
The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Nearest tubes : King's Cross / Angel
Tel : 020 7837 5387
Advance: £10.50 from We Got Tickets / £12 Door
Join John Moore (Jesus And Mary Chain / Black Box Recorder) for an evening of songs from his new albums, ‘Lo-Fi Lullabies’ and ‘Floral Tributes’, a number or two from his Kray's musical, readings from 'Bad Light', his recently completed first novel, and a few very special guests thrown in for good measure. An evening of fabulous entertainment is all but guaranteed.
John Moore was a member of The Jesus and Mary Chain, a founder of Black Box Recorder, and in 1999, Britain’s first importer of Absinthe. The NME wrote of him ‘John Moore appears to be on a lifelong mission to corrupt the nation’s youth’. He has been a Guardian columnist, blogger, Sports Editor for The Idler, Guardian Motoring Correspondent, and, most recently, its Spider Expert. His short stories have appeared in Vice Magazine and The Erotic Review, and his poetry has been published in the magazine Le Gun.
He has written a stage musical about The Kray Twins - The Blind Beggar’s Opera – and he is currently working on one about the legendary Colony Room. Moore has appeared on Top of The Pops as part of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Black Box Recorder. He has been grilled by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight about Absinthe and on University Challenge as part of The Idler team who beat The Financial Times.
“A bruised eremitic, Withnalian Rattlesnake on downers. Makes Lou Reed sound like a bricklayer.” Andrew Male, Mojo.
Prolific and erudite multi-instrumentalist, ex of The Loft, The Weather Prophets, and numerous other esteemed projects, Pete Astor offers first-rate support with “an abundance of lushly arranged, timeless chamber-rock, brimming with wry lyrical insight and haunting melodic hooks.” His sixth solo album, the literate and melodic Songbox, captured the mood of British folk music in the presence of 60s-influenced pop and was one of Astor’s strongest albums to date.