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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Autumn Tour

Just having a couple of weeks of before our final gigs of the year in October and November. We’ll be playing with some amazing bands and at very different but great venues. See you there.
Photo taken by Simon Balaam at AB Brussels
October:
5th – Islington Assembly Hall, London
26th – The Grapes, Hereford (CANCELLED-sadly another venue in Hereford that closed their doors)
27th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th – New Cross Inn, London
November:
9th – Salty Dog, Northwich
10th – The Queen’s Head, Belper
11th – Foremans Bar, Nottingham
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Islington Assembly Hall, Friday 5th October

I really enjoyed talking to Wayne Carey from Louder Than Words about the Islington gig on 5th October with the Membranes, Cravats and Wolfhounds, about books and other stuff.
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
https://louderthanwar.com/steven-ignorant-interview/
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
 https://louderthanwar.com/steve-ignorant-gives-us-his-top-5-favourite-books-ahead-of-his-big-london-gig/
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – News

Photo by Simon Balaam
Just got back from a great weekend in Manchester where I met up with Carol, the Pete’s and Upender.
Started on Friday with a full night of rehearsals and finished on Saturday with filming some video clips for our upcoming album, which will be released in 2019.
If you want to see us live in the next couple of months than here are the dates and a great Youtube clip from Mark Brown.
August:
2nd Rebellion, Opera House 7:30pm
10th Exchange, Bristol
11th Jacs, Aberdare
12th Boomtown, Hangar 161, Diss-order Alley 3pm
 
October:
5th Islington Town Hall, London
26th The Grapes, Hereford
27th The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th New Cross Inn, London
 
November:
9th Salty Dog, Northwich
10th Queens Head, Belper
11th Foremans, Nottingham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov45NvOqCIg
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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – YouTube clips

Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life - Live at the Forum 2015 (vinyl)

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life will be playing at Colchester Arts Centre on Thursday 5th April, The Prince Albert in Brighton on Friday 6th April and supporting the Sleaford Mods at AB Brussels on Saturday 7th April.

I was asked to provide a clip of one of our performances. As I obviously can’t film myself I rely on you to do the photos/clips and I am always impressed by the quality of it all. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Here 3 clips from Mark Brown that I found. Thanks Mark, I really appreciate it.

 

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Have you got your tickets yet?

Too cold to go out?!         A perfect time to get your tickets for our April gigs.
5th April -Colchester Arts Centre
6th April -Prince Albert, Brighton
7th April -AB Brussel (supporting Sleaford Mods)
 
https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/steve-ignorants-slice-of-life/?spektrix_bounce=true
 
https://www.abconcerts.be/en/agenda/events/sleaford-mods-steve-ignorant-crass-slice-of-life-nachthexen-the-lowest-form-mark-wynn-structure-john-paul-sudden-infant-nail-dj/20550/
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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Live April Gigs

The slices: Pete Wilson, me, Carol Hodge and Pete Rawlinson

We’re itching to be back on the road again. Less than 3 weeks to go and starting at one of our favourite venues -Colchester Arts Centre in Colchester (Thu 5th April), followed by The Prince Albert in Brighton (Fri 6th April) and we’ll then hop on the ferry to join the Sleaford Mods in Brussel for the AB Spring fest.

If you want a pre-taste than grab yourself the EP Just Another, released by Harbinger Sound from the webshop or get a download.

Just Another EP released by Harbinger sound.
Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life - Live at the Forum 2015 (vinyl)
Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Live at the Forum 2015 (vinyl)
Steve Ignorant Love and a Lamp-post
Steve Ignorant Love and a Lamp-post

 

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Tokyo, Japan 16th and 17th January 2018

Playing with Paranoid Visions in Tokyo was certainly special. The people we met could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were looked after from the moment we arrived to when we were on the plane again which was a good thing as nearly all of the writing is in Japanese.

Tokyo by day.
Tokyo by night.

The support bands we played with were fantastic and I absolutely loved listening to them. It’s a shame it’s so expensive for them to come over to Europe as I know they would go down here really well.

Photo by Minami Sakamoto
The sound was superb and there was a great crowd.

       

Great to see that recycling was a big thing, though I had no idea what to put in what bin.
Second night in between sound check and doors. We’re all a bit jetlagged and tired.

 

 

Thank you Tokyo.
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Slice Of Life in Ireland 20-22nd October

We were all looking forward to going back to Ireland again after the warm welcome we had last year when we went on the ferry and Carol drove us around in her van. As we didn’t fancy getting up at 3 am to drive to the ferry we decided this time that flying was so much better.

Well …. It took ages for me and Jona to get through security as every single bag got checked thoroughly at Stansted. Carol had a long train journey leaving at 6am before arriving at Heathrow. And the Pete’s who are only half an hour away from the airport in Manchester got stuck on the stairs that would lead to the plane for over an hour with loads of other people as the door was broken and could not be opened. So not a relaxing journey for any of us.

But …. once we arrived at Dublin and we were together again and started our gigs it was absolutely brilliant. It didn’t matter that it rained most days and that the sky was grey because it was the people that came to see us that warmed our hearts.

Our first gig at Crane Lane Theatre in Cork.
Thanks Ian for setting this gig up. We loved it.
Chilling.
The next morning -very wet- waiting for the coach to take us back to Dublin. Playing at Fibber Magees that night.
At Fibber Magees. Great to see so many familiar faces. We talked so much that we forgot to take any pics. Great gig.
An amazing night at the Stags Head in Dundalk. Petesy joint us on stage for ‘Band From The Roxy’.
Skinner and me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big thank you to David Manning for filming the gig at the Stags Head in Dundalk, Ireland.

It looks great in 1080!

 

 

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Rebellion 2018, Wintergardens in Blackpool

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be back with Slice Of Life at Rebellion next year . Thank you all for supporting us and coming to see us this year. It was great to see you all. Check out the photos taken by Simon Balaam.

Simon and me messing about.
The Opera House has a great sound and crew.
I’ll take my hat off to you.
Pete Wilson, Carol Hodge and Pete Row my Slice Family and superb musicians. Pic by Jona
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Getting ready ….

The field next to our house has been ploughed and we’ve lit our first fire. Autumn is on it’s way and the perfect time for working on some new material, setting up gigs for next year and doing our last couple of gigs in the UK before going to Ireland. So hopefully see you around somewhere.

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life:

22nd September – The Parrot, Carmarthen

23rd September – The Rigger, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

20th October – Crane Lane, Cork / 21st October – Fibber Magees, Dublin / 22nd October – Stags Head, Dundalk

Talks:

30th September – Wakefield Literature Festival / Louder Than Words, Unity Works in Wakefield

https://www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk/we-need-to-talk-about-music

17th October – ‘Book Launch’ References, Rough Trade in London

11th November – Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester

Steve Ignorent With Paranoid Visions:

4th November – Midland Calling, Wolverhampton