Steve Lamacq, 6 Music supremo, is taking his one man show out for a few dates in November this year where he celebrates 30 years in the music industry with an evening which explores the highs and lows of being a music fan; from the first song you become obsessed with to the inevitable demise of your favourite band.
Littered with stories from his career, first as an NME journalist and later as a presenter for BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, he traces his own journey from his first gig, aged 13, to memorable interviews with the likes of Nirvana, Oasis and Coldplay.
There’s also reflections on what happens when bands go bad; the best and worst demos he’s received and the rise of the festival circuit. He will be asking the audience about their first records, favourite gigs and if they have a band he may well have a tale to tell about, ensuring a fresh take every night.
Taking its name from his 2000 book, ‘Going Deaf For A Living’ is a night of honest and insightful thoughts on how pop music affects us and the way we invest in it. More dates will follow in 2018.
There’s some good bits about the number of musicians mums he’s met as well.
14 November NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
15 November BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
16 November CARDIFF, Glee Club