Attila the Stockbroker
, punk poet who was launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, and has spent 35 years touring the world, performing well over 3,000 gigs in 24 countries and releasing 40 LPs/ EPs/CDs and seven books of poetry.
In the 1990s he toured as Headbutts and Halibuts with Attila the Stockbroker
with whom he wrote a surreal rock opera called Cheryl.
Bafta-winning comedian, writer and actress Jo Brand will headline the festival tomorrow night, with other highlights coming from Solva-born folk singer Meic Stevens (dubbed the Welsh Bob Dylan), punk poet Attila The Stockbroker
, political cartoonist Martin Rowson, Danish Dylan Thomas-inspired psychedelic band Eggs Laid By Tigers, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci founder member Richard James and the cast of BBC documentary Poets on the Hill, narrated by the award-winning Benjamin Zephaniah.
In the last year more than 300 artists, including Leamington band Nizlopi, who had a number one hit with the JCB Song in 2005, jazz/fusion guitarist John Etheridge, Leamington-based comedian Russell Howard, Canadian stand-up Tony Law and punk poet Attila the Stockbroker
have performed at 90 events including Leamington Comedy Festival and Leamington Underground Cinema Festival.
Attila the Stockbroker
entertained, and the colliery brass band.
SUNDAY Attila The Stockbroker
is really John Baine, who took his stage name after broking stocks for a year in 1980 and (allegedly) because of his eating habits.
Organised by Dan Lynch, who runs the podcast and internet radio show, the concert will feature folk musicians David Rovics and Attila The Stockbroker
, who both supported Billy Bragg in Liverpool last year.
It's also got a couple good interviews, with London poet Attila the Stockbroker
, Parisian artist Sophie Toulouse, New York City photographer Peter Sutherland, and Australian street artist Yok.
PLUS punk poet Attila the Stockbroker
will perform at Newcastle's Morden Tower.
Brighton singer and poet Attila The Stockbroker
said: "The tune is top of Amazon's Hot Pre-Release Chart, above Cliff and Elvis, and No.
Attila The Stockbroker
is playing an end of season gig at The Studio, Middlesbrough Little Theatre Club with songs about football, politics, beer and punk rock.
One of the pioneers of this movement is performance poet and songwriter Attila The Stockbroker
, who will be performing at Dinefwr Literature Festival on the Friday night.