Above The Parapet & Building Bridges Presents: Attila The Stockbroker & Patrick Fitzgerald

ABOVE THE PARAPET & BUILDING BRIDGES PRESENT ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER & PATRIK FITZGERALD Saturday 13th April, 7:30pm Westgarth Social Club, 99 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3EZ Tickets £8 adv / £10 otd Available from Westgarth Social Club, Stephen James Guitars (see links below)

Fellow promoters and co-conspirators Above The Parapet and Building Bridges are joining forces in April to bring, not just one but two punk heroes to Teesside. Attila the Stockbroker first took his radical, political and often incredibly funny poems and songs to the stage in 1980, and has since built up an international fan base through his own independent network and relentless touring, taking do it yourself to the next level. Now he has joined forces again for the first time in thirty years with fellow punk performer and friend Patrik Fitzgerald, who was the first to enter the tumultuous punk scene of the late seventies armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and sharp and witty songs like ‘Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart’, paving the way for many solo artists, including Attila the Stockbroker. Attila the Stockbroker, then just plain John Baine, first saw and heard Patrik in the late 70s and was absolutely inspired by him. Patrik’s ‘acoustic punk’ style, his witty, perceptive and angry songs and the way he dealt with the obvious problems associated with being a small, vulnerable solo performer in a big, loud punk rock scene all made a huge impact! When John started performing as Attila the Stockbroker in 1980 he and Patrik did a load of gigs together for several years. Then they went their separate ways, Attila carrying on taking his poems and songs all over the world for over 30 years, Patrik initially doing more gigs and more albums and eventually ending up in New Zealand, still writing some great songs, but not gigging that much. All this changed on Patrik’s return to London last year. He’s now doing stacks of gigs, mixing old favourites from the early EPs and that seminal ‘Grubby Stories’ album with excellent new material (his new album ‘Subliminal Alienation’ has just been released) And, after thirty years, Attila and Patrik are touring together again – a contrast in styles they may be, but the underlying themes ( intelligent stroppyness, a reluctance to be brainwashed, alienation from the ‘enterprise culture’) are the same…. See them both at the Westgarth Social Club on Saturday 13th April after Attila’s beloved Brighton play Boro at the Riverside.

For more info: www.attilathestockbroker.com www.patrikfitzgerald.co.uk


TICKETS: http://www.shipyardsongwriters.com/#/tickets/4550538585

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/abovetheparapet

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER: http://www.attilathestockbroker.com/

PATRICK FITZGERALD: http://www.patrikfitzgerald.co.uk/

By peter on April 10, 2013

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