Monday, 9 December 2013


Dear Friends and Loyal Supporters
Why not purchase a 
Liver & Lights 
for your loved one this Christmas-Thrill them with

Tales of Teenage Suicide and Racist Dogs,
London Transport
Heroin Addicts,
Piracy,
Cannibalism, Pillage and Penge
Real Life Gauranteed!!!

Liver & Lights No 51: Geno
(£23 inc postage)
available now

The Bones & The Aft Debut Album: The Ear
in hand made cover with fold out family tree
available still - 
in hand made physical (£15) and neu fangled (£5) download form:


Before Purchasing, read this  lovely review 
in the Brixton Blog that tells you just how worth it we are!!


Merry Christmas

Stanley Bowens
and His Jolly Afts


 The Books


The People,
Andi McGarry and
Kathy


Books


More Books...


Yellow Moon In Brockwell Park


Trousers


This photo was actually taken by Oliver Briggs 
despite being occassionally advertised otherwise...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Lovely article about me and the books and the band by
Lucy Binnington for the Brixton Bugle and blog....

Saturday, 9 November 2013



Bones & The Aft

From studio to stage......
here's some highlights
from the true stars 
of our shows this year....

the sets!



 Wilmington Arms in July


Tulse Hill Tavern in May


being  painted in the studio...


 Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton




Thursday, 31 October 2013


 If you want to avoid this man, 
dont come to the Camden Enterprise 
-opp chalk farm tube this Saturday 2nd Nov, 
where his band...

 bones & the aft 


might be playing supported by the

 Arthur Bently 
and the 
Luke BowerExperiment.

8pm adm £3.00


PS. New Costume!!

Monday, 21 October 2013




I was at Art College with Geno Crewsy,
who, with his band the Crewsy Fixers
was a wonderfully wild unforgettable
performer on a mission to
save Rock and Roll from
phoneyness and complication
and return it to its wild hillbilly roots…..

Liver  & Lights No 51.

Is a tribute to
GENO



who died recently,
tragically young
like so many of his heroes,

Some of whom are rendered here
as block prints along with the band
and other treats, 20 illustrations in all
-some hand printed.

A song, also contained in the book


is currently being rehearsed for
future performance
and recording....

An edition of 100. Hardback,
Black cloth binding,
6” x 4”

Pre publication subscription is
£20.00
(plus £3.00 postage)
(but free if you order more than one)


Payable by cheque to:

Liver & Lights Scriptorium
229 Railton Rd
London SE24 0LX

(…and please include your name and  address
somewhere in the envelope!)

Or by Paypal to:
hanksoake@gmail.com

Or by hand at our gig
at Camden Enterprise
Sat 2nd November
8pm


Sunday, 13 October 2013


Dear Friends...
for those of you with ear-pods and the like,  
our debut album is now available for download online at this address:


and if still you want a real copy,  there are a few left-
lovingly handmade!!!
come and buy one and get it signed by Lord Biscuit!!!
at our gig at 

The Enterprise, 

2 Haverstock Hill, opp. Chalk Farm Tube...
Sat 2nd November 8pm   
Arthur B and Luke Bower support 
(son and pals...)
Love and Kisses

Johnny B


Monday, 7 October 2013

 Newsflash:
Bones & The Aft in shock
North London Gig shock!
New Costumes!
New Material!
Family Support from Arthur Bently 
and his Talented Pal 
Luke Bower
(Former Brits, former Glue's)

Saturday November 2nd at 
The Enterprise
2 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm tube
(Its opposite the Roundhouse....and its upstairs....
and its only £3.00 to get in

Books, Screens, tTshirts, CDs The usual..

Be lovely to see you!!


 This is where Kathy and me
stayed for her birthday treat this year....
In recent years, songs have come from these
visits to decaying seaside towns...
Rochester High Street being a recent example...


Big Brother was watching us...
as we watched the apististras flying
as we came up for air
on the road to Clacton Pier...


Happy summer days in Lancaster...

Sunday, 4 August 2013


 Death of Woodcraft Folk Alan in Lancaster...


 Bones Rocking Out...Southend....


 We've burnt the place down..... Lancaster on fire!


 Southend again.....


 Southend  soundcheck


 Feeeling blue......


This Is Wilde holding us in thrall in  Lancaster

And now we're on holiday til  November 2nd
Camden Enterprise!!!

Thanks to everyone who came to the gigs
love Wilbur Bemones
and the sisters Aft

Ahoy!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


 This is us at The Wilmington Arms Clerkenwell
last Friday......


 A shadowy frontman harangues the fanatical audience....




 Next Stop...The Railway Hotel, Southend
Wednesday 31st July 8pm
with support from
Local Legend  David Woodcock
and his famously falling off glasses


The Wilmington interior prior
to us opening the doors...a truly lovely venue, sadly bought up
by the ghastly food police and soon to be turned into
yet another gastro pub where you can go and watch the
aspirational rich cream their pants over gourmet burgers
and responsibly scourced rockets.

Sad.



 Mckean  practicing the ending to Penge..


and opening the show, the slightly blurred Jerkcurb Himself.......

Thursday, 25 July 2013


The Jeans Of Aft
(Formerly known as
The Jeans Of Nencini)
A History...





Just a quick word about my jeans, 
in case you were  wondering..

I've had these jeans for all the time 
I've been with my partner Kathy Round, 13 years I think,
although originally they were hers. 
They are levi 501's and 30 inches round the waist. 
They used to be called "The Jeans of Nencini" because Pete Nencini, 
the noted  artist and designer, 
gave them to Kathy because 
they didnt fit his wife any more 
( we used to all work together at 
Camberwell College of Art).
  
I have worn them at some stage
 in every live performance I've done 
since the first Afterrabbit gig in 1993 
and I have added a patch or 
stitched something to them every time, 
so they are in effect a map 
of my performing life since then-

Just thought you'd like to know...

Come and see them 
in action on my legs tommorrow 
(Friday 26th July )at 
The Wilmington Arms
69 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1

we'll be on after the lovely Jerkcurb
at 9-30 ish and its only
a fiver on the door