I started working as a promoter / compere in the early
Eighties during the start of the new or alternative
comedy scene. I ran the ‘Laughingas’ comedy clubs with
comedian Phil Cool in various Lancashire venues, working with
new comedians including Jack Dee, Jo Brand and Paul Merton.
After a break of ten years I briefly re-launched
‘Laughingas’ with the likes of Bolton legends Peter Kay,
Bernard Wrigley, Bob Williamson and Hovis Presley.
During all this name dropping I was writing poetry.
It’s only over the last couple of years that I have been performing
poetry at pubs, folk clubs and anywhere that people will listen.
I was educated at Elton Primary school, and then The Derby School in Bury, where I learned most of the swear words
included in my book, and how to blow smoke rings.
I live in Ramsbottom Lancashire and have a leaking kitchen roof.
The selection of poems / songs in this book
were mainly written between 2015 and 2018.
Some have featured in other publications.
A second volume is currently in production
and should be released in 2019.