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BUNNYMAN: Will Sergeant in conversation with John Robb

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BUNNYMAN: Will Sergeant in conversation with John Robb, followed by a dedicated book signing event for those attending in person

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We're absolutely delighted to announce WILL SERGEANT is joining us for this very special in conversation event with dedicated book signing immediately afterwards. Event only and Book Combo tickets are available - come and celebrate the long-awaited memoir from Will, guitarist and founder member of the influential band Echo and the Bunnymen.

Growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s and '70s, when skinheads, football violence and fear of just about everything was the natural order of things, a young Will Sergeant found the emerging punk scene provided a shimmer of hope amongst a crumbling city still reeling from the destruction of the Second World War, with the shadow of Thatcher and all she would wreak creeping up.

From school-day horrors and mud flinging fun to nights at Liverpool's punk club, Eric's, where he saw amongst others the Fall, Joy Division, the Cure, Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, The Damned, and thousands of other musicians and bands, Sergeant was fuelled by and thrived on music, ignited by the excitement of punk. It was this devotion that led to the birth of the Bunnymen, to the days when he and Ian McCulloch would muck around with reel-to-reel recordings of song ideas in the front room of his dad’s council house, and to finding a community - friends, enemies and many in between - with those who would become post-punk royalty from the likes of Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and the Teardrop Explodes to name a few.

With the lasting echoes of the pervasive Merseybeat scene to compete against and with the post-industrial bands from the ever-rivalrous Manchester and the Factory label, Echo and the Bunnymen had its competition cut out, but still due to talent, determination and the salvation of music, they became iconic.

By turns wry and profound, Bunnyman reveals what it was really like to be part of one of the most influential and important British bands of the 1980s, a band which is still informing and inspiring the popular culture and subculture.

Event and Book combo tickets available (UK carriage included) as well as Event only options - attend in person in Manchester or join our livestream wherever you are around the globe!

There will be a dedicated Book-Signing event immediately afterwards. For Attend In Person tickets, books will be available for collection at the event.

Will Sergeant is a founding member of iconic rock band Echo & the Bunnymen. The band have sold millions of records worldwide and contributed songs to the soundtracks of a variety of iconic films and tv shows, including Donnie Darko, The Lost Boys, Pretty in Pink and Stranger Things. Will has been cited as an influence for many bands and artists from around the world, including U2, Moby, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, Richard Hawley, Radiohead and many others.


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M15 4RP

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