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ATKIN GIG GUIDE
The Pheasantry, Kings Road
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 Two new dates at The Pheasantry,
152 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3
Pete Atkin
with Simon Wallace, piano
Thursday, 23rd August
Thursday, 15th November
Poetry Society
Thursday, 4th October
Pete will appear at the Poetry Society's Poetry Café,
Betterton St, WC2 (Covent Garden). Tickets from Eventbrite.
Note — the venue is small, so book early!
Railway Roots
Thursday,
8th November
Railway Roots
at the Railway Inn, Boundary Road,
Portslade, BN41 1GA
(no advance booking)
Railway Roots
Alstonefield (Derbyshire) gig confirmed for 23rd March 2019
Tickets now available! See this MV thread for details
Catch Pete on his other gig, keyboarding with Bristol-based
alt-country sensation THE SHRINKS on songs by the likes of
Waits, Prine, Newman, Hiatt, Parsons and... David Brown.
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Picador, 2017 (UK/Aus),
ISBN 1 509 85297 2


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Yale University Press, 2016,
ISBN 0 300 21809 5

Visit Clive's own Website:
Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs
of Clive James and Pete Atkin

At last, the book we didn't even realise we were waiting for. Author Ian Shircore has created this splendid tribute to the canon and its creators, filled with observation and anecdote, and reinforced with background material from both Pete and Clive. This is no scholarly analysis; instead it skips lightly through the songs' structure and content, and intrigues the reader with whimsical diversions into related fields of art, literature and (especially) popular music.

The book contains many complete lyrics and is embellished with numerous photographs, including images of original lyric manuscripts. Stephen Fry has contributed a typically brilliant foreword.

Loose Canon (ISBN 1 910 45323 4) by Ian Shircore was published on October 13th 2016 by Red Door and is available in hardback and e-book formats from Amazon.

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