WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 31ST JAN - SUNDAY 2ND FEB 2020
+ JESS SILK + PAGANS S.O.H.
+ PATCHED UP PARACHUTES
Sat 2nd Feb 2019
7.00pm - 10.30pm
Tipped as the voice of punk's next generation, Louise Distras plays a socially conscious and insightful brand of protest poetry that, in a spiritual sense, is also firmly descended from the Clash bloodline. Having already performed at Glastonbury and supporting the likes of Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, The Damned and Stiff Little Fingers, Louise embarks on The Street Revolution tour in January 2019.
The tour goes hand in hand with Musicians Against Homelessness to raise funds for the charity Crisis. “Having run away from home as a teenager, MAH is cause close to my heart. We all walk our own warzone path which is only one step away from a situation we can't control. Music saves lives and supporting Crisis is my way of giving something back."
Jess Silk is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country. Her shouty but melodic brand of folk/punk music often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg, and it gets people sitting up and listening. Armed only with an increasingly sticker-covered acoustic guitar and a distinctive, gravely voice that many don’t expect, Jess plays to audiences up and down the country and has shared stages with many well known names among the folk/punk scene.
Jess’s debut album, ‘Break the Bottle’, was released in May 2018, the launch being celebrated with a packed out show at Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge. Previous to this release, Jess also has two self-produced EPs under her belt, ‘Background Noise’ and ‘The SP EP’, the former being recorded predominantly using only an iPad with a terrible microphone, hence the title. She is currently working on her second album, ‘Preaching From the Barricades’, and is hoping to release it in 2019.
PATCHED UP PARACHUTES
Patched Up Parachutes (Peter Williams) is a genre-ignoring alternative singer/songwriter whose repertoire of original material includes fact-paced punky song, epic bluesy numbers and gentler introspective songs playes on lo-fi electric guitar. A late started in music, his short time as a performer has culminated inn recent support slots with Roddy Woomble, punk band 999 & midlands favourite The Humdrum Express