The Clash meets Hilaire Belloc! High energy performance poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker did his first gig at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow on 8 Sept 1980 supporting The De-Fex, The Condemmed (yes, 2 ‘m’s) and The Unborn Dead.
Since then he’s done about 3000 more in 24 countries - at venues ranging from the Glastonbury Festival (every year since 1983) and countless other music and literature festivals in the UK, Europe, America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to freezing punk squats in Germany to Eton and the Oxford Union and a hotel basement in Stalinist Albania.
He’s released 7 books of poems and over 20 CDs/LPs, formerly with people like Unwins, Bloodaxe and Cherry Red Records, latterly via his own global cottage industry, Roundhead. (No cavalier attitudes!)
Utterly self-motivated. He’s sometimes on the radio. And all over the internet. He’s loud, radical, lyrical, reflective, will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger and 2010 saw his 30th anniversary tour. Mellowing out? Bollocks.
He has just published his 7th book of poems, ‘UK Gin Dependence Party and Other Poems’ (January 2013)
‘Whether he’s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there is something magnificent about Attila in full flight’
Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4)
Attila the Stockbroker
With Support from Leanne Moden & The Future of Music
Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter. His themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger.