A quick rehearsal with Jay, the drummer before setting off to Butlins for the Great British Alternative Festival.
Sorry to have to tell you that after this there will be no more new pictures of Evie appearing as she passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning. Just picked up her ashes and she is now safely tucked up in the garden with daffodil bulbs for company.
We had a wonderful 10 years with a wonderful companion – yes, tears but also smiles and great memories.
Steve and Jona
After it had to be rescheduled twice due to the pandemic, North East Calling was finally happening. What a line up and so great to meet up with everyone again.
The Ignorant Band: Steve Ignorant (vocals), Carol Hodge (vocals & keys), Jay Bagnall (drums), Pete Rawlinson (bass), Pete Wilson (guitar). All photos by Simon Balaam.
Our very first gig of the IGNORANT TOUR after 18 months delay, had to of course start in Nottingham where Crass played 37 years ago. We were all pretty nervous and super excited to finally get on stage and perform those Crass songs that we’ve been rehearsing for the last 2 1/2 years.
What a night! Thanks to our Special guests ‘Static Kill’ and ‘The Blunders’ for joining us. Massive thanks to Lee Garratts from ‘Both Eyes Open’ for setting up the gig and of course a very special thank you to all that come along. It truly was a great start of our tour.
It’s great to finally getting started with our tour that was planned so long ago. Our first 3 gigs were epic and we can’t wait to get on with the rest of the tours.
I absolutely loved working with Buscemi and Feat on this new track. Out now as digital download and available on cd. From the album “Mistral Du Sud” released in 2021 by Les Disques du Crepuscule.
Check out the trailer: (7) Buscemi feat. Steve Ignorant (CRASS) – Who d’You Think You’re Talking to? – YouTube
On Sunday 10th November we played at the Breaking Barriers Festival at Het Depot in Leuven, Belgium and absolutely loved it. Great venue, superb sound and lovely people.
Photos by Manu Gambier
More sad news I’m afraid – Max Bode, one of my closest friends and the inspiration behind the song ‘Diffrability’ passed away Friday 1st November 2019 at the age of 25.
Listen for free on spotify to Diffrability: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cfgbqj0YowAIiw0EkIGGQ
He always had a smile on his face and whenever we got together we’d always have a great laugh at the expense of those straights who couldn’t see past his wheelchair. Fucking lovely bloke and will be missed by many.
Max you’re not insignificant
You were not so uniform
I’m proud to have known you
And glad that you weren’t of the norm
All My love
This is the video animation that he created in 2015 of the song ‘The Way Things Are’
I’m absolutely gutted to have to tell you that Dave King, who designed the Crass symbol in 1977, has died. He was a bloody good mate and I’ll miss him.
My thoughts and arms reach out to Dionne, his soulmate of many years. But we can all take comfort in the knowledge that a part of Dave is emblazoned on people’s bodies all over the world.
See you later Dave. You’ll never be forgotten. Here’s to you mate.
Steve, 19th October 2019
(Image by Dod Morrison)
This is an interview I did with Punk 77 just before the Feeding gigs at Shepherds Bush in 2007.