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BRDCST 2018 – photos by Simon Balaam

Simon is a south-east UK based photographer who has in the last two years photographed many shows and festivals from many different genres. Apart form being a great photographer he is also a really kind guy.

Backstage, finalising the set list.

            

Getting organised.

Click on the link for shots of the show                                                                                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/12/steve-ignorants-slice-of-life-live-in-brussels

Simon has published a book of his work that was exhibited in London.                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/18/punks-not-dead

Simon and me at Rebellion.

https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/2/18/steve-ignorant-at-the-100-club

Instagram @simontakesphotographs

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BRDCST 2018 – photos by Bénédicte Dacquin

Bénédicte DACQUIN

is a photographer (working in black and white film) specialized in concert photos and artists portraits. She is particularly interested in protest and the popular voice in art.

Here are the links to get an idea of her work:

benedictedacquin.com
https://www.facebook.com/benedicte.dacquin.35

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BRDCST at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels April 2018

Photo taken by Simon Balaam.

BRDCST 2018 is a 5 day indoor festival in Brussels packed with interviews, concerts and films. Saturday the 7th April was curated by the Sleaford Mods and we were well chuffed to be asked to play. As you can imagine there was a great line up and we absolutely loved it.

Big thanks to the Sleaford Mods & Steve Underwood for asking us, thank you AB team for looking after us and everyone that came to see us.

Photo taken by Willem Govaerts

The links below will give you a flavour of the day or will bring back some great memories.

https://www.abconcerts.be/nl/nieuws/stories/dit-was-brdcst-2018-ontdek-de-exclusieve-interviews-en-concerten-live-in-ab/2483/

Video clip of Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Live
https://www.facebook.com/AncienneBelgiqueAB/videos/10155118302541086/

Ancienne Belgique (AB) is a concert hall for contemporary music in Brussels, Belgium. It is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium. www.abconcerts.be

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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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Interview with John Gentile from Punknews

Really enjoyed my chat with John Gentile.

The 100 Club.                              Pic taken by Dragoslav Radojk

 

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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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Punk Features on ITV Anglia – 9th, 10th January 2018

In December I did an interview with Matthew Hudson from ITV Anglia at the Birdcage. He has created two punk features which will be running on ITV Anglia coming Tuesday and Wednesday (9th & 10th January) at 6pm. I haven’t seen it myself but apparently I’ll appear in the first feature.
Looking forward to see both of them.
I did play with Crass in Norwich but can’t remember the venue, in 2015 I played with Slice Of Life at The Owl Sanctuary and in 2016 we played at the Birdcage. It’s a vibrant city and worth checking out the market with some fantastic vegan and veggie food stalls.

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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