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John Hegley

John Hegley

Poetry, comedy and live music, with consumate wordsmith John Hegley who tonight will be joined by a live band.

‘Comedy’s poet laureate” The Independent

Local man John Hegley’s first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a shoeshop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel, and has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.

He has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug, but his largest source of income is from stages on his native island. An Edinburgh Festival regular, he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence. His latest book ‘I am a Poetato: An A-Z of poems about people, pets and other creatures’, is published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

Eleanor Moreton – violin
Julia Doyle – double bass/violin
David Green – piano
Daisy Palmer – drums

John Hegley Poem de Terre from K A Sweeney on Vimeo.

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