Wednesday, 2 May 2018

st leonards gigs info

forthcoming gigs at Archer Lodge, St leonards,
ticket info  and venue info below:

Friday, 13 April 2018


So...on to the summer!
We are doing two special gigs 
in St Leonards with the inimitable
genius that is 
Oliver Cherer
they are at 
Archer Lodge,  
Charles Rd, St Leonards, 

Friday  18th May
Saturday 19th May

Doors 7pm 

Tickets  will be limited..about 50 per night I think. 
They will be hand printed souvenirs,
 like the one reproduced here! 

You can either pay  £10 advance per ticket here:

and I will post them to you,
or rsvp to:
to reserve them
 and collect them on the door 
on the night

Saturday, 13 January 2018

happy new ear

Happy New Ear 
to all loyal 

here is a new drawing to cheer you up.... 
we have some lovely treats for you upcoming, namely 
 a gig on
Saturday 24th February 
with Arthur Bently and Ella Rimmer's new band
(also featuring the wonderful Max Pope and others...)

Bonesandtheaft/Bird Radio
/Kit Rimmer 
This gig will be at a 
secret new venue 
in South london so 
keep the date free 
and we'll let you know 
the venue later....

also, for your later spring Diary..
we are doing 
Archers Lodge
in St Leonards 
Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018
with the amazing 
Oliver Cherer and his band
the dates  will be all ticket
so we'll give you booking details soon.......

Saturday, 4 November 2017

100 books again

Liver & Lights No 23 100 Books

This project was inspired, if that's the right word
by the execution of the writer Ken Saro Wiwa
by the Nigerian Government twenty odd years ago,
along with the recent random
executions of various writers by the Iranian government.

I tried to create a song in response to these acts and realised that
after fifteen drafts or so
that I wasn't doing the subject matter justice
and that the song, or at least its simple meaning,
 was staying the same  even 
though I was moving the words around. ...

So..I continued the editing and changing
and eventually stopped at 100
different versions of the poem, 
some with one word only changed.

 ......the words themselves were
writhing out of the reach 
of a mythical tyrant who was trying to ban them.

The Tyrant  executes the singers,
but the song sings on and on, eventually
coming to haunt him forevermore in hell.

In order to celebrate these 100 songs,
each one different but the same,
I constructed 100 completely different books 
to contain them...
some of them are illustrated here.

A touring exhibition of the hundred books was banned by five of the venues
who originally booked it for being 'political'....

Earlier this year the wonderful Chiara Ambrosio
brought the project back to life after
20 years dormant by arranging for 100
singers to come together at The Horse Hospital
in London to perform the  cycle in its
entirety for the first time.

The recording of this by Mikey Kirkpatrick will be
broadcast for the first time on the Radiophrenia
performance radio station in Glasgow
on Sunday 12th November at 10.30 pm

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Portico Gallery Directions

Bonesandtheaft / Bird Radio at the Portico Gallery:  Directions:

Trains direct to West Norwood from Victoria take twenty   
minutes and are every 15 minutes.The last one back is
11. 46.

Buse no. 68, which goes from Euston Via Elephant, 
Camberwell and Herne Hill will also get you there.

Buses No 2 and 196 also go there…from outside Brixton tube 
and take about 20 minutes

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Portico Gallery

Liver & Lights No 54.

Bones and the Aft  and Bird Radio spent the summer of 2016 
performing together in the homes of brave supporters throughout 
the South Coast of England, creating musical magic in their 
portable hand painted stage set, behaving like electric minstrels, 
subsisting  by means of a passed round hat and the dispensing of cheer. 
Some of these adventures have magically metamorphosed into songs 
only to gather themselves together splendidly into a collaborative 
Limited Edition Vinyl Long Playing Record with 
Accompanying Celebratory ‘Zine as:

You’ve Been Kind! 
Bonesandtheaft / Bird Radio

who, to celebrate its creation, will be performing, 
together and separately,
 these and other tunes live at the

Portico Gallery, 
23B Knight's Hill, 
West Norwood, London,
SE27 0HS
Saturday 28th October,
7pm til 11.30 pm, 
Admittance £5.00

Mesmerising and mystical. Enchanting and awe inspiring”. Matt Ford. The Student
“Strange and wonderful.” FRoots magazine
Exciting stirrings from the DIY Underground” R2 MAgazine