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: / tel: 02075019566/07554965844
Mikey Kirkpatrick (Bird Radio): / tel: 07817801161

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Liver & Lights at Brixton East

Some more pictures from
the Liver & Lights/ Bones and the Aft
the exhibition last week,

including Freya Bently's rather lovely painting 
of her dad posing in his studio,

Bird Radio took this on his phone......

This rat suit is made from old French mail sacks
and was worn by John Bently during performances of
The Beastmaster in 1992!!

Chiara Ambrosio took this on her phone...
my newly painted suit.

  a rail of Kathryn Round silk shirts, one of a series
made from images of precious old outfits...

The Books,
a selection from 53 volumes
in 32 being
1, 2 and  3........

Monday, 26 October 2015

Brixton East Installed!

The show at Brixton East 
is installed and
its  all looking great 
in a fantastic space: 
here are some photos of it......

Its only on until Thursday...
Please come on down!

Tuesday and Wednesday
 I'll be there til 7pm
Thursday we'll be packing up early 
(at 5 ish )to set up the gig
in the evening...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Many Things of Liver & Lights

 So  ......
here are some more images 
to give you a flavour of the upcoming
Many Things of Liver & Lights 
The show will of course contain  
lots of my books and also
lots of original illustrations from said, 
some of which will be for sale...

there will be props and prints and carvings 
and photos and hand carved gig posters;
backdrops, badges and more books....

 But the show will
also contain some of the
incredible constructions of
Kathyryn Round
her wonderful clothes,
new reinterpretations of earlier garments, 
including stuff we've both
worn and including new work inspired by
Candy Tomlinson's 
legendary battered leather jacket
and my almost as legendary performance trousers

My performance suits! 
Some home made shoes!
and, keeping it in the family,
 a painting of my studio by 
the didn't oughta herself
Freya Bently!

keeping it all in the family
of course
the wonderful 
featuring my son Arthur Bently
on guitar, will be playing with us
on the performance night
along with our magic
friend the magnificent

 Lord Biscuit, Ian Mckean, 
Freya Bently, Arthur Bently,
Kathryn Round, Ollie Briggs
All these people together 
the wonderful world,
The Many Things of Liver & Lights

 Brixton East 1871
100 Barrington Rd, Brixton, London, SW9

26th - 29th October 2015
Open 12- 7 pm daily

…and a live performance evening 
bones & the aft, 
hester and wilde

Thursday 29th October 8-12pm

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Brixton East

 Liver & Lights 
is John Bently’s  ongoing offbeat hand made chronicle
of our extraordinary lives and  times, 
being 54 Volumes in 32 years; 
a lifelong celebration of the Art of The Book.

For four days only, 
an exhibition 
celebrating the books themselves 
and their regular transformation from 
page to performance featuring the music of 

Bones & The Aft

and including stage sets, backdrops, 
costumes, hand made musical
instruments, posters, publications,
protestations, props and paintings.

Brixton East 1871
100 Barrington Rd, Brixton, London, SW9

26th - 29th October 2015
Open12- 7 pm daily

…and a live performance evening 
bones & the aft, 
hester and wilde

Thursday 29th October 8-12pm

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Liver & Lights for sale!!

A few people 
have enquired about various 
Liver & Lights
publications lying about the house 
and were they for sale? etc
Well, yes they are..  they are my only income from the end
of April 'til the end of September when
(hopefully!) I return to please feel free to order now.
We are off for a month to Skye in two weeks time so
so you'll have do it quick if you want to 
receive them before October!!
Here are the currently available titles:

Liver & Lights/ Bones & The Aft
Currently Available Publications Summer 2015

L&L No. 53. Railton Rd, Herne Hill Ends. 2015. £25.00

L&L No. 52 Lord Biscuit’s Volvo 245 is gone. 2014. £25.00

L&L No. 51 Geno Crewsey. 2013. £20.00

L&L No. 49 The Ear. Bones and the Aft. 2012.   Standard CD £5.00 / Book £10.00

L&L No 44. English Rd Movies Vol. 1 Penge. 2010 £12.00

L&L No.45. English Rd Movies Vol. 2. Bromley South. 2011 £12.00

L&L No 47. English Rd Movies Volume 3. Brixton. 2012 £12.00

L&L No 48.  English Rd Movies Volume 4. Kings Cross. 2012. £12.00

L&L No. 43. The People. 2010 -2011. Box of card portraits (approx.70). 100  £30.00

L&L No. 34. The Yellow moon in Brockwell Park.  2004. £20.00

L&L No. 33. 20 Household Objects. 2004. 2nd Edition £20.00

L&LNo. 27. Concerning the Poetry of Lost Things (Harrow). 2000. paperback. £7.99

L&L No. 23. 100 books. 1996 paperback. £5.00

L&L No. 19.  The Creek. 1994.  3rd edition. £15.00

Songs from the Shandy Valley. Liver And Lights 1-10 . 1991. Malice Aforethough Press
A selection of texts and graphics from L&L’s No 1-10.paperback:  £10.00

Postage: add £3.00 for single volumes. If you order more than one book its free!

payment by paypal to:
or cheque payable to: Liver & Lights
229 railton rd London SE24 0LX

Mel Bowles took this..Ta Mel!
These last two gigs have been my favourites ever
so me, Ian and Biscuit would like to thank
you all again for coming along,
from the warm Wilde experience
to all the friendly faces
 and all the singing along
and wild cheering
and being so supportive generally!!

This is Chiara's drawing of Ian, again...
lovely aint it?

 Me, I took this ...of Ian trying hard 
to learn the diabolical Scriabin fingering'

 Whoops!! an Abul from the Horse Hospital gig
 has crept in by mistake..nice pose tho, Ian

 another Horse Hospital Abul!!

Chiara Amrosio drew Biscuit...listening,
dreaming of pastures Penge 
whiles we plunge through
the Scriabin..

See you all after the summer,
this is Bones and out
for now!!!