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...

Saturday, 10 November 2018

bones at the Tate...

are performing live at
Tate Britain
this being the official launch of
Liver & Lights No 56
One Shoe Mickey
book and album,
on Friday 7th December 2018,
Doors open 7pm
 Music starts at 8pm Sharp.

Its a free event but limited entrance so
please come early to pick up  available tickets......

Its happening in the Library Archive Reading Rooms
behind the toilets on the ground Floor
(I love that detail....)
 and its its part of the
Late At The Tate 
series of events,
so there will lots of other stuff happening on the night
readings, performances, DJs etc
...check their website...
from 6 til 9.30pm and its all

Incidentally, a note about my  Show and Tell Talk
about the history of Liver & Lights in the Tate Archive
in the afternoon?

Apparently it says sold out on the website but
I hear they are going to make another ten or so spaces available
 if you are interested in going
let them or me know...


One Shoe Michael; a London Song Cycle.  
A new album by bonesandtheaft
(Liver & lights No 56, Part Three)

Please order your advance copies now:
This is  a limited edition cd only
 ( although it will  soon be eventually available as a download too…)  
The cd is £10. plus £2.00 postage.

If you buy it together with Liver & Lights no 56 Part 2
(the  illustrated full colour paperback of all the lyrics and all Mickey’s beautiful glove paintings) 
its only £15.00 for both and postage is free..

Postage is also free if you buy more than one copy

Payment by cheque to:   
Liver & Lights Scriptorium,  229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX.

By Bank Transfer ( Bank details on request from

Or, by prefered method:

Monday, 16 July 2018

bonesandtheaft news summer 18

we haven't gone away.
just locked in our gloomy sheds creating works of genius,
whiles the sunshine burns away unnoticed out in the real world.

We will be back soon with a new book,
album, film and backdrop
and news of late summer gigs.

in the  is a great photo of us
performing at the Portico Hall last March.
taken and copyright by Julius Beltrame

oh...and here is the new backdrop....

in a state of near completion...
see you all soon!!

Monday, 18 June 2018

New Book Here

Liver & Lights No 56. 
One Shoe Michael.

The New paperback is here!!

Dear Subscriber….

There has been a slight change of plan!  
When subscribing, you might have imagined you were getting a copy 
of something entitled Liver & Lights No 57, as announced…

On reflection, I have come to believe that the whole One Shoe Mickey 
project should come under the umbrella heading of  

L&L 56, 

including the enclosed paperback containing the complete song cycle
 and all Mickey’s paintings of lost gloves collected from the streets of London.

L&L 56 also includes the handmade Verbfoot Jack hardback published 
in May and It will eventually encompass an  album of new songs by
Bonesandtheaft with  music inspired by One Shoe Mickeys’s words 
by Ian Mckean 
with assistance from 
Bird Radio and Lord Biscuit.

it will also include, eventually, Chiara Ambrosio’s film-in-progress…
If you havent seen the recently released excerpt yet, you can watch it here:

Incidentally....if you want a copy its £12.00  including postage...
send me the cash via paypal and I'll post one to you:

Hope thats  all clear!

Love JB x 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Star of Kings June 2nd 8pm

Last gig until autumn.........

New paperback out soon
cover photo: Chiara Ambrosio