An 11th hour addition to the lineup; this show just got even better!
Poet-singer-songwriter Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley cut his teeth with notorious noise‐rockers Sextodecimo (Oxford’s greatest ever metal band, according to the local press) before fronting the short-lived but much-loved Huck & The Handsome Fee, whose anarchic six-week tour of the US would inspire his three-part album and forthcoming stage show ‘Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta’. When not playing solo or fronting The Xander Band, he is bassist with The Epstein and Tamara Parsons-Baker.
huckandxander.bandcamp.com | humphreyastley.co.uk
Facebook tells us there’s a chance of thunder next Saturday, what better place to ride out a storm than at a talk on blasphemy by @ChrisTT in Oxford’s oldest church?
David talks to The Wire about the subject of his book and radio series, Noise.
Jonathan Webb, a neuroscientist from Oxford University will be presenting a talk about how signals are transmitted in the brain and what sound does to us. @jjbw
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Here comes a little more about the lineup…
Joining Chris T-T’s music is Professor David J Hendy of BBC Radio 4’s Noise, a series exploring the role of sound and listening throughout history.
Richard T O’Brien is a fantastically exciting young writer. Rather than summarising I recommend you check out RichardTOBrien.com to get some taste of his talent. Richard will be reading some of his latest work.
And here’s where you can go to secure your seat for what’s sure to be one of the best things to do in a church in Oxford in June.
There’ll be a full lineup here very soon but in the meantime this is a newsflash for you… Chris T-T will be playing songs and telling stories at St Michael’s Church in Oxford on Saturday June 15th 2013. He’ll be supported in his mission to entertain by an all-star team of writers, poets and academics out to have a good time.
The night’s called ‘No Reading Alone V’, and it’s the return for this show after a year-long hiatus. We did four in 2011 bringing the work of a huge range of talented people to a new Oxford audience.
Here’s a clipping from a review of #3:
‘Each and every one of the performers for No Reading Alone brought something they were proud of and wanted to share and the audience was open and receptive.’
Examples of those talented people include:
Leila Johnston, who spoke about innovation http://vimeo.com/m/21604892
Ben Walker who did some songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYP-wBaqQAI
We were also lucky enough to have the premiere of ‘The Last Bookshop’ from The Bakery before it became a YouTube sensation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPfThpelv48
That’s the sort of thing you can expect, and this is where it’ll be…
Oxford’s oldest building. Get your calendar marking pen out.