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.


 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

Saturday, 13 July 2013

 Bones & The Aft 
summer 2013 Mini Tour  
starts on
July 26th  at the Wilmington Arms,
69 Rosebery Ave, London EC1
8pm KO  
with support from the wonderful 
and soon to be famous
Also our official hand printed T shirt Launch!!!

 ...and then on to Southend!
Home of Wilco Johnson and Lew Lewis,
the Infamous Railway Hotel, with
support from local hero
 David Woodcock
of noted eccentric rockers The Seasiders
doing a solo set...
Wednesday 31st July at

 Finishing up in Lancaster 
Friday 2nd August  8pm
at the lovely
Yorkshire House Pub, (upstairs, we're told).
the Death Of
  Woodcraft Folk 
at their last ever gig, 
hence the 'Death Of' prefix
also supported by ex Afterrabbit,
Ivan Ink and Pen, Ivich Lives, We Fell to Earth
etc etc internationally handsome pop 
genius of

This is a nice poster idea for the Wilmington gig 
that didnt make the final cut....
see you all at a gig somewhere soon
Love John x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Leigh FF again

Somebody filmed us at Leigh Folk Festival
...and apparently thought we were one of 
"the most amusing acts of the day"
...check it out here...a stirring version of Penge...

plus some more photos taken by Karl B

Monday, 1 July 2013

Leigh Folk Festival

More from Leigh Folk Festival
thanks to Top Photographer,
Painter and Noted Rock Singer
Karl Beilik
Ta Karl...

 Holding in stomach for forty minutes 
is never easy!

 Where the fuck am I? 
 You're in Penge!!

 What a tongue!!  What Kurls!! 

What a Kool drummer!!! 

What a hot singer!!!


These are some pictures of a few
of our most loyal fans
Steve Laws, Chloe Dewe Mathews 
Hannah Trolley and Lovely Hazel and behind them 
1000 of the assembled sun drenched beer sozzled 
but listening oh so intently to every
word Essexers, those salts of the earth 
who so splendidly
did listen to our set on Sunday ...

 and afterwards buying enough t-shirts and cds to
pay for chips and mushy peas all round
and Biscuit's petrol home....

 incidentally....below is the design on the front of the new t-shirt
( as worn by me on stage in accompanying youtube video..)
It is available in medium, large and XL,
 black on white, Fruit of the Loom heavy duty cotton
£7.00 each including postage  from  
Liver & Lights, 229 Railton Rd, London SE24 0LX
cheque made payable to Liver & Lights please...
or paypal to hanksoake@gmail.com

 There is an alternative design, 
as yet only in a limited edition,
of the graphic image part of our tour invite cards,
(not the lower part with the venue info
and date/time in other words)
same price and address as above...
order quick quick cos theres only
twenty been made....

so...we had a lovely time at Leigh Folk Festival..
highlights being The Famous Potatoes, 
who brought tears to the eyes and blistres to the feet, a captivating combination, 
and the lovely French folk dancers who skipped so slowly 
and a lovely girl called Kathryn in the Folk Club 
secret garden space on saturday who sang Ruby Tuesday all wistful like....
magic moments galore...you all got to come one day!!! you really have-
just ask Dianne and her sister and Jim Morris and Karl Beilik....they came all the way from Walthamstow!

You can watch us performing  a bit here: