WORD IN YOUR EAR is back!
Curated by David Hepworth and 'Magic' Alex Gold, the revamped WIYE aims to pick up where the much-missed WORD Magazine events of the same name left off and bring you the very finest in intelligent entertainment in London's best intimate venue. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. Up on their stomping feet and clicking their heels, the Skinny Lister sound took hold as perceptive ballads and folkie idylls were boosted by an eruption of a rambunctious free-spirited, rum-fuelled party music.
Acknowledged and awarded by PRS as the ‘Hardest Working Band’ of summer 2011, the band's Dan Heptinstall recalls. “We travelled hundreds of miles together in a Land Rover with a double bass strapped to the roof, sharing the driving, playing gigs every night and going out to party afterwards. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves but it does bond you as family.”
Their allure is immediate – at a time when modern homegrown folk music often spells designer bearded, theme park Americanisation, Skinny Lister are a welcome throwback to earthier bands. Their musical blend has something of The Pogues’ infectious camaraderie and jovial recklessness combined with the bucolic English landscape of Alfred Wainwright’s fell walking guides.
Danny Baker, the DJ, writer and polymath who has been elevated to national treasure status in the last week, will be reading from, and signing copies of, his newly published autobiography Going To Sea In A Sieve. "I have Sharpie at the ready and tongue clamped twixt teeth at side of mouth in deep thought," he promises.
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Word In Your Ear
Word In Your Ear evenings are put together by Word Magazine veterans David Hepworth and Alex Gold, and seek to provide something over and above the usual night of live music in a pub.