On Tuesday 26 January, The Bookshop Band will be playing a special one-off gig at the St Bride Library in London.
The band was conceived as the result of a collaboration with Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights (an independent book shop in Bath), as a vehicle to add a new element to author events. From this, the band have recorded over four albums that include songs inspired by a wide range of literature from Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lewis Carroll’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Stanley Donwood’s Household Worms to Mark Forsyth’s The Horologicon. They have toured the UK playing in independent bookshops, and have featured on BBC 6music, the Today porgramme, Front Row, BBC 1 News,Guardian and most recently debuted a new song based on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb which you can listen to here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06tl30b
On the night, they will be playing a wide range of songs from their back catalogue in two 40 minute sets. Doors open at 6.30pm and music starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are £13.50/£10 for concessions and all include a free drink. For more information and to book tickets, please visit: sbf.org.uk/events/the-bookshop-band