Saturday, 2 March 2019

Mickey album finally available!!!

Liver & Lights No 57 is:

“Mickey gets things all mixed up,
the front is back, the taking’s giving.
His brain can’t take the stress, 
cant take the strain of modern living…” 

         A limited edition signed CD:        
£10 plus £2.00 postage
Please order now!!

paypal at:

Cheque  payable to: 
liver & Lights  
(by post to  229 Railton Rd, London, SE 24 0LX)

Bank details for direct payments  on request from:

Ian Mckean: Guitars, keyboards   
Admiral Lord Biscuit : Drums   
Arthur Bently: Alto Saxophone 
John Bently: Words, vocals  
Bird Radio: Flute, Keyboards

Music mostly composed by Ian Mckean, 
with additional Ideas from 
Bird Radio,  Arthur Bently and Lord Biscuit. 
Track two : Music by A. Scriabin. ( Prelude No. 5 Opus 11 ), 
transcribed for guitar by Ian Mckean. 
Words by John Bently.  
Cover Photos by Chiara Ambrosio

“undoubtedly the bands masterpiece…..”   

Based on the  poems recently published as 
Liver & Lights No 56. One Shoe Michael; 
A London Song Cycle, 
we are proud to finally deliver  to the world 
a brand new album of thematically 
linked songs relating to the life and times 
of the mythical One Shoe Mickey, 
a former refugee now living in London.  

Mickey has taken a bang or two in his hard life, 
and his brains are a bit  scrambled, but not his heart. 
His heart has been made more human by his hardships 
and his odd pronouncements seem, despite their mixedupness, 
to make more sense  than any politician.

Mickey sets out every day from his cardboard home
 in search of the One True Glove, reputed to be lost somewhere
 in the ancient and mythical city of London.
These ten songs tell of his daily trudges
 along our well trodden streets, 
searching, always searching, for his lost family, 
among the fallen  gloves and trodden  snails of London.

These songs also commemorate some of the people he meets 
along the way; their infinite capacity for kindness, and selflessness 
despite their daily struggle.

Liver & Lights No 56. One Shoe Michael, 
containing all the lyrics and Mickey’s glove paintings  
in full colour reproduction, 
is still available for £10.00Special Offer!!  
Buy the Book and CD together for only £15.00 plus £2.00 postage…

If you've already paid...I haven't forgotten the post shortly!!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Brilliant interview with me!!

Chiara Ambrosio has a great radio show!!.
...and the current episode has  a bonesandtheaft brand new track, 
a brilliant new track by Bird Radio and a brilliant brilliant interview with me.... 

Monday, 18 February 2019

Star of Kings 16.2.19

Englishman filmed us at Star of Kings....
a brilliant little film...of us performing

plus some photos of the night
tooken by Kathy Round

Bird radio reaching out...

Mckean.....pensive...hard chords these..

 Hurricane Mike's drumbo debut

 Mickey appears

Monday, 11 February 2019

bonesandtheaft at Star of kings again...

This Saturday Coming, yes
This Saturday,
16th of Feb...
in our first show of 2019
supported by
Arthur Bently and a Selection
of his jammin' muso chums
in various electrifying
Space Jazz Conundrums
Its all happening at the
The Star of Kings Pub
a little way up
York Way from Kings Cross Station
on the left...
starts at 8pm
Its £5.00 to get in
unless you can prove you are poor
(production of a holy sock
or glove will be acceptable  as proof)
in which case it will be £3.00

Free Badges!

Bird Radio took this at rehearsals..
(yes, we do...)

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Liver & Lights Show and Tell Tate Britain

We came we saw...
Liver & Lights 
took over
Tate Britain
for a day

37 years of flyers, graphics
begging letters and tickets as well as the books
and posters

Arthur Bently Bird Radio John B
we played a  short
mostly improvised set
in painted suits...

a selection of the books and props
will be on show in a glass case outside the
library for the next few months...

will be returning in the new year
for a full band gig in the library

watch this space for details...

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

live on resonance fm today

Today at 3pm!!!
John Arthur and Mikey
are live on Carole Finer's
Sound Out!!!
radio show
Resonance Radio 104.4fm

Arthur Bently 
will be talking about the new music
he had been making with longtime collaborator and 
fellow ex Hester member
Ella Rimmer...and other stuff....

Mikey Kirkpatrick 
will be  talking about his new
about to be released Bird Radio
album ...and all the other amazing stuff he's doing...

and Me..
I will be talking about the new 
bonesandtheaft album due out very soon,
the life and times of 
One Shoe Mickey
and also my upcoming Liver & Lights
Show and tell Talk
at Tate Britain
this  coming Friday......

Ta for this photo of J Bently
performing as One Shoe Mickey
by PopEstates Photography...
for you to keep in mind as you listen on the radio can tune in on their website
and listen live  at 3pm ...or later

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Late At Tate Cancelled

We are sorry to have to announce
that our eagerly anticipated show at
Late at Tate Britain
on December 7th
has had to be
due to unforseen injuries
to various members of the crew.

Hopefully we can reschedule this in the near future...

In the meantime
the two
Liver & Lights
scheduled for the same day
will go ahead as planned!!!

In Fact
Due to public demand, I'm doing two talks now,
one at 12 - 2pm (Sold Out)
and one at 3 pm, which still has a few
places remaining...