Saturday, 24 September 2016

Last few copies!




From Herne Hill 
to the 
Plains of Penge…
A Liver & Lights Compendium 

Copyright popEstatesPhotography

Published by Bookartbookshop; a brand  new Liver & Lights Compendium paperback 
containing texts, poems, lyrics and songs from Liver & Lights 24- 54 (1996 - 2016), being a
 comprehensive selection of those lyrics made notable in  performance 
by Bones & The Aft and The After Rabbit
The book will also be liberally illuminated, both full page  and text-sprinkled..

Only the first hundred copies of this book will be numbered  and 
signed and contain a signed three colour foam-cut print 

These are  available now to subscribers at a cost of 
£14.99 per copy plus £2 P&P (postage free for multiple copies)

"John Bently is an archaeologist.. 
He unearths stories from his surroundings as though stumbling on the pieces left behind by
ancient civilizations under layers of earth and rock, celebrating
 the quiet and invisible characters that populate
 his world and seeking within their humble stories all the truths 
that they hold about our common humanity.”

Chiara Ambrosio


ISBN 978-0-9927746-2-2

To reserve a copy please pay £14.99 plus £2.00 postage per copy
 (Postage free for multiple copies) to:

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft

or by cheque payable to:
Liver & Lights, 229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX.
 Bank details on request for bank transfers  etc….


Last few signed copies!
Don't miss out!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Book Coming Containing All Bones & the Aft Lyrics Ever!!








(Some photos from pop.estates of recent tour...) 


Coming Soon!


From Herne Hill to the Plains of Penge…
A Liver & Lights Compendium 

Gleaned from various Liver  & Lights publications, 1996 - 2016, 
as written, Illustrated and performed by 
John Bently
with assistance from
Bones & The Aft

Published by Bookartbookshop; a brand  new Liver & Lights Compendium paperback 
containing texts, poems, lyrics and songs from Liver & Lights 24- 54 (1996 - 2016), being a
 comprehensive selection of those lyrics made notable in  performance by Bones & The Aft and The After Rabbit
The book will also be liberally illuminated, both full page  and text-sprinkled..

The Liver & Lights Chronicle was started by John Bently and friends in 1983, 
beginning life as a sort of manifesto and  evolving over the  33 years
 of its existence into a  lifelong exploration of the book as a medium and  a highly personal, 
eccentrically illuminated chronicle of our peculiar lives and times,
 with particular reference to a mythic London wherein the author resides.

Only the first hundred copies of this book will be numbered  and 
signed and contain a signed three colour foamcut print and a cd copy 
of the recent bones and the aft album The Rafter Habit. 
These will available to subscribers from the end of October at a cost of 
£14.99 per copy plus £2 P&P (postage free for multiple copies)

“Exciting stirrings from the literary and musical DIY underground” 
Froots. Magazine  June 2016

Everything about the Liver & Lights project is completely individual. Go and explore it…”  
Dai Jeffries. folking.com

“Acutely observed social documentary, presented in a way that is both affectionate and contemplative”. 
Sarah Bodman. AN magazine.

“A mythical metropolis inhabited by a teeming population of sharply drawn, richly detailed  characters”. Aiden Dunne. The Irish Times

He captures the rather beautiful melancholy and mundane theatricality of city living.” Lucy Binnington. Brixton Blog.


Design & layout J.Bently and Alice Bardgett

Published by Bookartbookshop,17 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6HB. ISBN 978-0-9927746-2-2

To reserve a copy please pay £14.99 plus £2.00 postage per copy
 (Postage free for multiple copies) to:

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft

or by cheque payable to:
Liver & Lights, 229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX.
 Bank details on request for bank transfers  etc….


ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!
We recently recorded a track by Lark for an album of remixes 
of their 'Funny Man' album...you can buy track  ('Curtains' ), 
or in fact the whole album here:


Monday, 11 July 2016

The Son


Had to put this up, although its all over Facebook by now..... 
A totally brilliant best ever film of us by Englishman, 
(popEstates photography) performing The Son at Tanya's 
house in North London on the penultimate leg 
of our epic Living Room Tour 2016...
With the mighty Bird Radio
on flute


Friday, 17 June 2016

review




A cracking review on a folk blog below..
Jolly good show and let us wish big hugs to 
Dai Jeffries for his inspiring comments...

Thursday, 9 June 2016



So you have four chances left
to see the Bones & The Aft/Bird Radio tour...

Sunday 26th June
Leigh Folk Festival
Bones & The Aft/ Bird Radio combined!
Old Leigh High St
Essex
16.40 pm. Peter Boat Stage

Saturday 2nd July
Border This HQ
Bones & The Aft,
Bird Radio, 
Elspeth Annie McCrae,
Tobion,
Dingle Cottage
Garway Hill
Hereford
Performances start 4pm


Saturday 9th July
London Institute of Pataphysics
25 Langdon Park Rd
ARCHWAY
London 
N6 5PT
7.30pm start.

Sunday 10th July
Liver & Lights Scriptorium
229 Railton Road
London
SE24 0LX
6pm Music from 7.00 pm

Hereford and Archway are
private house gigs and space is limited
(..the last two of our tour!)
but if you want to attend 
contact us first so we can
let the hosts know...

Leigh is a free festival so all welcome...

The Liver & Lights Scriptorium-
the last Bones gig of the summer!!!
... is at my house -everyone welcome!!!

BUT
We will start the music early 
and finish early 
cos' its sunday ...but then we will all
continue on to the pub for our end of tour party
in The Prince Regent opp Brockwell Park
(top food and drink)


Everybody Welcome!!!

In the meantime, here are some fantastic photos
of the tour so far by the Official Tour Photographer
Mr Englishman
(copyright Pop. Estates)











  

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

More tour stuff

So the Living Room tour rumbles on,
the first half has concluded with a truly amazing gig in the Victorian
manor house of  Archer Lodge in sunny St leonards,
a town I have grown to love...

Thank you so much to all the wonderful hosts
and your amazing sacrifice and hospitality.
Evelyn and Chris and Guy and Lucy Rutter on our first night in Faversham, 
in the legendary Baton factory,
Keano, Chloe, Saoirse, and Oscar the dog in Lewes, 
playing in the magical sunset and into the dark,
Will Stephens and Chloe Dewe Mathew's second floor flat
 in St Leonards, my new favourite town,
with added extra Karaoke fun.....
Dave and Sarah Morgan with their splendid Marquee
and the most memorable sausages in Bournemouth and of course
the lovely Gail and Paul and even lovelier naughty whippets 
who stole and ate
all Sarah Morgan's cakes 
and  not forgetting the splendid daughters
and in particular Alice, who played so delightfully with us 
and sold our t-shirts so enthusiastically;

The true star of the show though, wasn't us, or them
it was you, our magical and enthusiastic audiences-
come again soon into our hearts
because we love you all.

These are our remaining dates for the summer and your welcome to come to
any but give us a tinkle first so we can let the hosts know,
except for the last night of the tour back at our house in lLondon...
you are all welcome to that!

PS Please note the date for this has changed to 
Sunday 10th July 6pm






Sunday 26th June
Leigh Folk Festival
Bones & The Aft/ Bird Radio combined!
Old Leigh
Essex
11am til 9pm
More Inf  coming soon...

Saturday 2nd July
Tobion John's House
Dingle Cottage
Garway Hill
Hereford
Performance times tbc


Saturday 9th July
London Institute of Pataphysics
25 Langdon Park Rd
London 
N6 5PT
7pm ?

Saturday 10th July
Liver & Lights Scriptorium
229 Railton Road
London
SE24 0LX
6pm Music from 730pm til 930

…finished by 10 and off to the pub

Here are some more photos of the tour:


 Faversham...


 Lewes...


 Mikey in Lewes...


 Bournemouth...



 Bournemouth...Thanks Alex Hughes



 Old Pottsy...(painted Suit..Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman)


St Leonards... Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman


 Mikey St Leonards..Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman


 Ian St Leonards Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman


 Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman


 Mikey Bird Radio St Leonards.Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman


Ian St Leonards.Copyright Pop Estates courtesy Englishman

Finally...we are writing songs  about the adventures we have
on the tour, the people we meet, the houses
collecting stories...a new and joint album coming soon!!!
 See you all soon!!