Elvis McGonagall and the Resurrectors

Friday 3 May, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£8 adv || £11 otd
Box Office
01449 774 678
Elvis McGonagall and the Resurrectors @ John Peel Centre

“An unholy marriage of radical stand-up poetry and shoutin’ punky hillbilly blues”

Elvis McGonagall and the Resurrectors are delighted to be playing the John Peel Centre to showcase their debut album – “Gie’ It Laldy!” – an unholy marriage of Elvis McGonagall’s radical stand-up poetry and the Dead Plants’ Caledonian punkabilly beat. More fire and fury than Donald Trump could ever tweet with his tiny hands. Get out your ear trumpets and put on your dancing shoes – it’s the talking rock ’n roll revolution.

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian, broadcaster, recumbent rocker and walking shortbread tin, Elvis McGonagall is is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the Blue Suede Sporran Club and performs at literary and music festivals, comedy clubs, pubs and dodgy dives up and down the country and abroad. He also performs with the kings of Caledonian skiffle Dead Plants as Elvis McGonagall & The Resurrectors “an unholy marriage of radical stand-up poetry and shoutin’ punky hillbilly blues”. The band’s debut album “Gie It Laldy!” has just been released on Bar-Ox Records.

Deftly witty and subversive but not afraid to be plain daft, Elvis has been spitting his scurrilous diatribes against the powers that be since 2003. And look at the state of the world now. So that’s 15 years of futile ranting.

Elvis McGonagall has suffered for his poetry. Now it’s your turn.

“….righteous ire, directed at very deserving targets… McGonagall’s verses are shot through with a moral umbrage and rhetorical power” (Brian Logan, The Guardian)

“Like a mini William Wallace of Words giving the ruling political class the middle satirical finger Elvis puts the Bang into Bang Said the Gun every time he stands on our stage” – Dan Cockrill & Martin Galton, Bang Said The Gun

“A deep-fried ball of disillusioned bile stuffed into a tartan jacket and thrust on stage, Elvis McGonagall has us laughing through the tears as the ship sinks. Good hair, too” – Jonny Fluffypunk



Support from The Lost Hobos, a 3-piece from Fordham playing a style of music they call Fengrass.


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