ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER (UK) / DAVID ROVICS (USA)

TUESDAY 14th MAY 2002 ~ £5.00

On Tuesday 14th May American Folk / Bluegrass musician & singer / songwriter David Rovics returns to the club, where he first played in July 2000, he is joined by special guest artist, Attila The Stockbroker regarded as one of Britain's finest performance poets, as well as an accomplished musician.

Sharp-tongued radical poet, singer-songwriter, musician & composer teams up with American folk protest singer songwriter. Performance poetry, verse, songs, stories, surreal political satire and downright silliness! The Observer observe, Attila is "a popular poet who actually earns a living at it rather than sitting in a garret feeling sorry for himself" - Now over 20 years since his first gig, Attila has performed his work at literary and music festivals, rock venues, arts centres and folk clubs across the globe.

Attila has performed around the world including Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, even Albania, now the people of the leafy English village of Woodhall Spa have an opportunity to experience Attila's imaginative and memorable wit and music.

Over the years Attila's passion for his local football side, Brighton & Hove Albion has been unstinting, now he is that club's Poet In Residence and matchday DJ & announcer, and its no coincidence that some of Attila's previous appearances in our area have coincided with Brighton's trips to play Lincoln City! This passion has resulted in the release in 2001 of his latest epic, 'Goldstone Ghosts' a book of football poems. With three other books of poems, including 'Cautionary Tales for Dead Commuters' Attila's subjects are many and varied, his outlook broad, he intersperses his entertaining poems with songs and instrumentals playing mandola, violin, bass guitar and early music instruments. For more information about this unique artist visit the website.

David Rovics first appeared at the Heart Of Lincolnshire Club in the summer of 2000, impressing the audience with his heartfelt and powerful songs, very much in the Ochs/Seeger/Guthrie tradition but firmly rooted in the 21st century. His songs bring home the message of the common man, the oppressed, the native American Indian, he says the things about America that the rest of the world is thinking!

Whilst still relatively unknown in the UK, David has released a number of superb albums and has performed throughout North America in folk clubs, coffeehouses, Union Halls, & Festivals as a solo performer. During his extensive travels in America & Europe, David has collected a vast library of material, from well-known, little known & unknown songwriters. He re-invigorates traditional ballads & puts his own unique stamp on the songs of such immortals as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Christy Moore, as well as Phil Ochs, to whom he has often been compared. David's own songwriting covers a variety of subjects, his 1998 album 'We Just Want The World' features 14 original songs, whilst 'Pay Day At Coal Creek' (1998) is a collection of old work songs, labour & hobo songs.

David has performed throughout North America in folk clubs, coffeehouses, Union Halls, & Festivals as a solo performer. During his extensive travels in America & Europe, David has collected a vast library of material, from well known, little known & unknown songwriters. He re-invigorates traditional ballads & puts his own unique stamp on the songs of such immortals as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jim Page & Christy Moore, as well as Phil Ochs, to whom he has often been compared. For more information about David & to hear some of his music please visit his webpages.

Diverse, challenging, entertaining! - A literary and musical double edged sword, Attila and David forge words of steel with potent acoustic tunes.

Advance booking for this unique show, which takes place at the Eagle Lodge Hotel in Woodhall Spa on Tuesday 14th May is recommended. Doors 7.45pm / concert starts approx. 8.15pm, tickets are priced at just £5.00, for bookings and further information please contact Tom, tel. 01526 343989