Wednesday, 23 April 2014
This Friday....Art School Party
Only a few tickets left.....
This Friday 25th April...were on 7.45pm
.....Support from Lost in Fog at 6.55pm
and Arthur Bently's
Hester finish things off at 845...
Steve Woods made this film a few years ago!!!
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Hi Friends....just back from an exciting weekend supporting
Balaam and The Angel in Lichfield and thought I'd get round to
promoting the next chapter in the Bones & The Aft story....
We are about to attempt to revive an exciting rock and roll tradition,
unfortunately dwindled to almost (but not quite!!)
The Art School Dance!!!
we have been granted permission to hold one in the wonderfull
old Victorian oak panelled lecture theatre at
Camberwell College of Art Wilsons Road site.
Previous Art School parties in this wonderfully atmospheric old venue have included
Camberwell alumni Humphrey Littleton, Syd Barret and Pink Floyd and The Clash...
The gig will be on Friday 25th April 6-30 til 10.00pm sharp
and will feature
Bones and the Aft,
Arthur Bentlys hotly tipped (by NME!!) new band
and the enigmatic student sounds of
Lost in Fog.
Its All Ticket Only and most of these will be sold to current students
but I'm reserving twenty only for Bones fans
so if you want to reserve one please email me now and
I'll put you on the list
(PS The tickets are a hand printed collectible limited edition woodblock print!!!)
Let Me Know!!!
Love to you all
John B x
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Saturday, 8 February 2014
So here are the gigs
planned for 2014 so far...
Saturday March 15th
Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield, Staffs
Balaam and The Angel
7.30pm doors...were on at 8...although its Sold Out
unfortunately (sold out in hours I think)
A hard nights work for Ian......
Friday 25th April
Wilsons Lecture Theatre
Camberwell College of Art
Supported by Arthur Bently and pals hot new band
HESTER plus surprise guests
A wonderful victorian lecture theatre, where the Clash
performed back in 1977...the first Art School gig for nearly
ten years and its us!!!
All ticket only...limited to 200 only..
-these will be hand printed woodcuts ...let me know
if you want one and I'll reserve them..
£3.00 each only
Saturday July 12th
Bread and Roses, Clapham
Great venue...run by the Workers Beer Co
and the Trade Union movement
This will be the Liver & Lights no 52
Book Launch Party
(Lord Biscuits Volvo 245 adventures)
Saturday 13th September
opp Chalk Farm Tube
A return to North London!
The first venue ever to want us back!
(not including The half Moon and
Leigh Folk Festival)
There may be more added later!!
Monday, 20 January 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Bones & The Aft,
A celebration of DIY culture and a rough mixture of art, street poetry and music, Bones & The Aft really are band like no other, sometimes described as Primal Rock Theatre with their homemade costumes, elaborate pop–up stage sets, stark state-of-the-nation storytelling and virtuoso musicianship. They are:
Admiral Lord Biscuit
has played drums with Ivich Lives, the Doctors of Love, Florence Welch, Rum Shebeen and many others. Half accomplished multi instrumentalist and half Mad Inventor, he is the current holder of the London South Bank Centre International Piano Scrapheap Challenge trophy. There is nothing he cannot play!!
Making his name in the eighties with Generation X offshoot Twenty Flight Rockers and later the Virgin signed Balaam and the Angel, guitarist Mckean provides raw yet sensitive guitarscapes to contain and enhance the emotionally charged observational storytelling of…
provider of words, costumes and hand painted sets. Although his association with Mckean stretches back to their schooldays, Bently is best known for his internationally collected long running series of art in book form, The Liver and Lights Scriptorium. Bones and the Aft are these books brought to life, by a fearlessly entertaining, memorably passionate performer….
“A mythical metropolis inhabited by a teeming population of sharply drawn, richly detailed characters”.
Aiden Dunne. The Irish Times
“A heart-warmingly honest and funny portrayal of the romance, nightmares and sheer mundane hell of travel.” Jon Lander. Bookartbookshop, London
“…. an intriguing, if left-field guitar-dominated experimental poetry-to-music venture from Bones & The Aft.” FRoots Magazine
“….think a mixture of Charles Dickens and BBCs ‘The Office’ (weird I know, but go with it). He captures the rather beautiful melancholy and mundane theatricality of city living.” Lucy Binnington. Brixton Blog.