A great FREE night is promised tonight at Mello Mello from 9pm featuring Tom George.
The bill also includes Electric Discharge Machine and Rowan Reed.
Plus FREE R & R DJs!
Be there or be a dodecahedron!
Last night I did a music and poetry set at Mello Mello in Liverpool. I played a new song ‘Welcome to the World’ which went pretty well, considering I was reading the newly-written lyrics from sheets of paper which I gaffer-taped to the monitor onstage.
Also did some poems from my new collection including ‘Checkout Girl’ (I must have performed that poem about a hundred times now. It’s funny how poets often think they have to do new work all the time, but I’m not prolific like that. Also if I write something that’s good, why not keep performing it? Why does John Cooper Clarke still do ‘Beasley Street’? Because it’s a classic.
Second on the bill was Rowan Reid, an intense and sensual songstress that we don’t see enough of, I feel. Then again, she plays outside of her home town a lot, which is definately a good idea. As she says in one of her songs “I’m only 5 foot 3”, but she’s not short on talent. Did you get that?? not SHORT on talent. That’s a joke!!…mm, well anyway.
Next up were Electric Discharge Machine, who are apparently from all over the place. They sing at least two of their songs in French, have a standing-up drummer (like I used to be!) and rock out in ways that remind me alternately of the Stone Roses and…a band whose name I can’t remember bit they were noisy/dirty and classic. A bit like…erm, Electric Discharge Machine!
It was a small crowd, but kinda cosy under the twinkly stage lights. I enjoyed playing more than I have for ages. Result!