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Evie 11-10-2021

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

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North East Calling 25-09-2021

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.

Due to the quick change over time we didn’t had time to put our drum skin on but that didn’t matter, Jay just put it next to it.
Having Colin Jerwood joining us on stage made a great night even more special.
Thanks everyone for supporting us. We truly appreciated it and absolutely loved it.

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The Old Cold Store, Nottingham 24-09-2021

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.

Photo by Simon Balaam
Getting ready backstage. Photo Simon Balaam
As soon as we started I knew it would be ok. The support from the crowd was incredible. Photo By Simon Balaam
Carol was on top form. What a voice. Photo by Simon Balaam.

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.

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Who D’you Think You’re Talking To?

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

‘Who D’you Think You’re Talking To?’ lyrics.
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Max Bode

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

Steve

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This is the video animation that he created in 2015 of the song ‘The Way Things Are’

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Dave King

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

Exhibition of Dave King in 2013 at Needles And Pens to compliment his book ‘Secret History Of The Crass Symbol’