Wednesday, 27 April 2016


The Vinyl is Out!
Being sent out in the 
next few days...Thanks again
if you ordered one




ALSO
we are doing a little tour
with the amazing
BIRD RADIO
of the living rooms 
and gardens
and sheds
of some fantastic friends,
venues and dates below:

Friday 27th May
Evelyn Bennett & 
Christopher Rutter
Faversham,
Kent 

8pm til late

Saturday 28th May
Keano & Chloe King
Lewes
8pm  til late

Friday 3rd June
Will Stevens House
St Leonards
E Sussex
8pm Til late

Saturday 4th June
Dave and Sarah Morgan
Bournemouth
8pm Til Late

Sunday  5th June
Explore The Arch
Archer Lodge
Charles Road
St Leonards 
East Sussex
TN38 0QX
8pm Til Late

Sunday 26th June
Leigh Folk Festival
Old Leigh
Essex
11am til 9pm

Saturday 9th July
London Institute of Pataphysics
Archway,
London 
N6

Saturday 16th July
Liver & Lights Scriptorium
229 Railton Road
London
SE24 0LX

Obviously, some of these gigs are
in private houses so if you are
interested in attending 
please contact me first 
for more details on
hanksoake@gmail.com

Monday, 21 March 2016

Bones & The Aft Vinyl Update




Work on the vinyl edition of the new Liver & Lights publication,
Liver & Lights No 54. 
Bones & The Aft: The Rafter Habit
is nearly complete with the first fifty covers all hand printed (see image above)
and the books are printed too, what with each copy also 
containing a set of limited edition
signed prints pulled from the original plates 
before they crumble into
oblivion ....

If you paid up front, you can expect one of these to be delivered to 
you in the next few weeks.

If you haven't paid yet and want to get one of the second edition copies
(in another 8 weeks or so) then you have an other  four days before
the book is closed, so to speak....
As I mentioned before..I have to pay for them 
all up front so I cant afford to 'reserve' anyone a copy, or to 
'put one aside' for you. If you want one you will have to fork out!

In the meantime there are a few of the cd in the lovely box left
at £12.00....

Vinyl Lp Second Edition with hand printed cover and book
£25.00 plus £3.00 postage: By cheque  payable to Liver & Lights, 
posted to 229 Railton Road, SE2 40LX
or paypal to hanksoake@gmail.com 
or Bank Transfer (details on request)




Englishman took this photo....thanks pal x

Friday, 11 March 2016

Bones & The Aft New Album News

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:


BOOK/CD
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


VINYL
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!!)  £25. (first edition is sold out...if there's enough interest
I will make a second edition.....






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 : hanksoake@gmail.com

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)




Sunday, 6 March 2016

Vinyl Sold Out!

Dear Bones fans 
and other chums,
The Vinyl version of our album is now
sold out so if you haven't paid up I'm afraid
you've missed out for now.....



 However, if there are enough people
interested we will consider doing a second
edition so let us know as soon as possible.

The cost will remain £25.00 and be payable
in advance.......

Our sincerest heartfelt thanks
to those of you who paid the £25.00
up front...I am making the covers now and the Vinyl
itself will arrive later this month.

A drawing of the band by Chiara Ambrosio

 Each cover will be hand printed and each copy will
also contain a lovely book and a signed
very limited edition print!

The CD version is ready for posting out and will
start to arrive on doorsteps towards the end
of next week!

 There are still  some CD's
left and
they are still £14 including P&P, payable Paypal to 
hanksoake@gmail.com or cheque to Liver&Lights
sent to 229 Railton Rd London SE240LX
or bank transfer (details on request)


This is a fantastic photo of me
taken at the Horse Hospital by the fabulous
and noted photographer English Man


 This is a print of Railton Road that might be issued as
 limited edition signed print in the vinyl album






This is the disc centrepiece, a detail from our new
backdrop, which I am making for our summer tour
with Bird Radio....


 Ian at the Horse Hospital, taken by the
wonderful Abul Ahmed, our documenter extraordinaire...

Lord Biscuits Volvo, a rubber stamp...



The man himself, Lord of Thunder
and Prince of Penge

Thursday, 25 February 2016

New CD !!!



This is the CD version of the new album... a book nestles 
snugly inside a slipcase type box that also contains
the cd.  First 100 only are  made like this...
a few copies are still available!!






Liver & Lights No 54. 
Bones and the Aft: 
The Rafter Habit

Please pay by Paypal to : hanksoake@gmail.com
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)







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:


BOOK/CD
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


VINYL
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!!
£25.00





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 : hanksoake@gmail.com

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: hanksoake@gmail.com / tel: 02075019566/07554965844
Mikey Kirkpatrick (Bird Radio): bird.radio@yahoo.co.uk / tel: 07817801161