Attila the Stockbroker Returns to the Druid Inn 28th June 2012
Attila the Stockbroker formed the band Barnstormer in 1994, combining punk rock and medieval music. The band released its debut album The Siege of Shoreham in 1996 and performs regularly across Europe. ‘So far the band has released 4 albums: ‘Just One Life’, the second, came out in 2000, ‘Zero Tolerance’ in 2004 and the latest, ‘Bankers and Looters’, has just been released (Jan 2012) Barnstormer features Attila the Stockbroker on vocals, violin, crumhorn and recorders; Dan Woods on guitar; M. M. McGhee on drums; and Dave Beaken on bass – the latter three are also members of The Fish Brothers.
But Attila’s main focus remains on his solo work and his live shows combining his poems and songs. He has two CDs featuring live recordings of solo gigs currently on sale: “Live in Belfast’ (2003) and ‘Live in Norway’ (2007) His latest book of poems, My Poetic Licence was published in May 2008. In January 2010 Attila published a pamphlet, The Long Goodbye, containing two poems; a long one dedicated to and chronicling the life of his mother Muriel, who died in June 2010 after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, and a shorter one written for his stepfather John Stanford, who died in December 2009. ‘The Long Goodbye’ was featured on BBC Radio Four’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ on Mother’s Day 2011, and repeated on ‘Pick of the Week’. Attila celebrated 30 years of performing in September 2010 with a 27-date tour of the UK, Germany and Holland. In March 2011 he toured Australia for the first time in sixteen years, and at the time of this latest update (March 2012) he is about to do a band tour of Germany, followed by a return to Albania – solo – and then a mammoth UK tour with Australian urban folk singer Rory Ellis. Source Wikipedia
And of course he plays the Druid as a part of this tour. This really is one not to miss. He went down a storm last time he played here and he will again this time!!!!! Be there or miss a very fine night’s entertainment indeed!!!
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