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Although there’s always been an element of music in his set, 2018 is the year when spoken word performer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Attila the Stockbroker prioritises his musical side for the first time after 37 years and over 3000 gigs primarily working as a poet. He’ll be touring all over the UK with his unique band Barnstormer.
A description not used lightly. They literally don’t sound like anyone else.
Barnstormer aim to do with early music & punk what the Pogues did with Irish music & punk.
Attila describes their sound as ‘Roundhead Renaissancecore and Baroque ‘n’ Roll’.
Attila has always loved early music and plays a lot of the instruments – crumhorn, cornemuse, shawm, bombarde and five different recorders as well as violin, viola , mandola and mandocello. A lifelong socialist and activist, he has always been fascinated by the radical movements which exploded at the end of the English Civil War and the execution of Charles 1 - radicals who can be described as the first English socialists. And his songs are inspired both musically and lyrically by the events of that tumultuous time. So instruments and ideas fit together: they are from the same period.
M.M.McGHEE – drums
COOKIE – bass, backing vocals
JASON PEGG – guitar, backing vocals
TIM O’TAY – recorders, backing vocals
ATTILA – vocals, mandola, mandocello, violin, viola, recorders, crumhorn, cornemuse, shawm, bombarde
DAVE SQUIRES - sound
A warm welcome awaits you at the Cross Scythes, featuring a range of beers including favourites from Thornbridge.
Don’t miss our Pie Night every Tuesday and Hot Dog offers on Wednesdays, plus delicious wood-fired pizzas from Nether Edge Pizza Company on Thursdays, 4-9pm.
Our regular Quiz Nights on Sundays from 7.30pm include free chips butties at half time! Prizes to be won for highest score, lowest score, best team name and winner of the picture round.
The Parlour room is available for birthday parties, family gatherings and occasions. £30 to book the room with 70 people capacity. Buffets starting at £5 per head. Space for live music or your own DJ. Contact us for more information or to see the room.
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