Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Bones & The Aft New Album! The Rafter Habit...

Bones & The Aft
The Rafter Habit
Liver & Lights No 54

Dear Loyal Friends and Supporters, we are delighted to announce the imminent completion of a brand new Bones and the Aft record!

More musically diverse than our debut album The Ear, The Rafter Habit contains a beguiling and diverse broth of  musical and literary perspectives, a collection of tantalising glimpses into our contemporary lives as we live them, tales from our London heartland via Rochester to the  Forest of Dean and onwards to the Isle of Skye  and beyond.

Bones and the Aft are and remain John Bently, Moulder of Words, Ian Mckean, Guitars both Ancient and Modern and Lord Biscuit, the Son of Thor, the builder of thunder and rainbows.

The album will be inevitably and eventually be released in digital formats but only after being born in a variety of hand made limited edition ways, the production of  which we hope you will support by your purchase  in advance:

A Very Special limited edition printed box containing the cd itself and a book constituting Liver & Lights No 54, containing illustrated lyrics and more, decorated by hand printing and containing other covetable surprises £12.00

An extra special extra limited edition bespoke 12 inch vinyl long playing 331/3 rpm record in a hand printed sleeve and containing signed prints and  real drawings of the band.  
(We will only make these individually to order so don’t miss out!!

The albums will be ready for posting out in mid March  and really are limited editions so please order your copies now.

Postage is £2.00 extra for cd..£3 for vinyl. Postage is free on multiple copies

Please pay by Paypal to :

Or by old fashioned cheque made payable to:
Liver & Lights Scriptorium (and sent by post  to: Liver & lights , 229 Railton Road, London, SE24 0LX)

Or  by Bank Transfer (details on request)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Summer House Tour

We want to come and play in your house!

House gigs are a relatively new way to experience live music in a intimate setting, a million miles away from the sweaty crush of corporate venues and cutting out the money grabbing middlemen…

Bird Radio and Bones and The Aft are collaborating to create a unique and special live experience in your living room or kitchen or garden shed. Coming together due to our profound mutual respect and in anticipation of creating something unmissably memorable together, we are planning a summer tour of intimate venues and homes.  

If you are interested in having us please contact us at the various contact points below. It doesn't matter how small your house is…we will adapt to fit!!  The prospective tour dates are as follows:

Friday 27th May until Sunday June 5th and Friday 8th July until Sunday 17th July

John Bently: / tel: 02075019566/07554965844
Mikey Kirkpatrick (Bird Radio): / tel: 07817801161

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Liver & Lights at Brixton East

Some more pictures from
the Liver & Lights/ Bones and the Aft
the exhibition last week,

including Freya Bently's rather lovely painting 
of her dad posing in his studio,

Bird Radio took this on his phone......

This rat suit is made from old French mail sacks
and was worn by John Bently during performances of
The Beastmaster in 1992!!

Chiara Ambrosio took this on her phone...
my newly painted suit.

  a rail of Kathryn Round silk shirts, one of a series
made from images of precious old outfits...

The Books,
a selection from 53 volumes
in 32 being
1, 2 and  3........

Monday, 26 October 2015

Brixton East Installed!

The show at Brixton East 
is installed and
its  all looking great 
in a fantastic space: 
here are some photos of it......

Its only on until Thursday...
Please come on down!

Tuesday and Wednesday
 I'll be there til 7pm
Thursday we'll be packing up early 
(at 5 ish )to set up the gig
in the evening...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Many Things of Liver & Lights

 So  ......
here are some more images 
to give you a flavour of the upcoming
Many Things of Liver & Lights 
The show will of course contain  
lots of my books and also
lots of original illustrations from said, 
some of which will be for sale...

there will be props and prints and carvings 
and photos and hand carved gig posters;
backdrops, badges and more books....

 But the show will
also contain some of the
incredible constructions of
Kathyryn Round
her wonderful clothes,
new reinterpretations of earlier garments, 
including stuff we've both
worn and including new work inspired by
Candy Tomlinson's 
legendary battered leather jacket
and my almost as legendary performance trousers

My performance suits! 
Some home made shoes!
and, keeping it in the family,
 a painting of my studio by 
the didn't oughta herself
Freya Bently!

keeping it all in the family
of course
the wonderful 
featuring my son Arthur Bently
on guitar, will be playing with us
on the performance night
along with our magic
friend the magnificent

 Lord Biscuit, Ian Mckean, 
Freya Bently, Arthur Bently,
Kathryn Round, Ollie Briggs
All these people together 
the wonderful world,
The Many Things of Liver & Lights

 Brixton East 1871
100 Barrington Rd, Brixton, London, SW9

26th - 29th October 2015
Open 12- 7 pm daily

…and a live performance evening 
bones & the aft, 
hester and wilde

Thursday 29th October 8-12pm

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Brixton East

 Liver & Lights 
is John Bently’s  ongoing offbeat hand made chronicle
of our extraordinary lives and  times, 
being 54 Volumes in 32 years; 
a lifelong celebration of the Art of The Book.

For four days only, 
an exhibition 
celebrating the books themselves 
and their regular transformation from 
page to performance featuring the music of 

Bones & The Aft

and including stage sets, backdrops, 
costumes, hand made musical
instruments, posters, publications,
protestations, props and paintings.

Brixton East 1871
100 Barrington Rd, Brixton, London, SW9

26th - 29th October 2015
Open12- 7 pm daily

…and a live performance evening 
bones & the aft, 
hester and wilde

Thursday 29th October 8-12pm