further misadventures of an accidental gig promoter, pt. 1;
When I made a commitment as part of my 30 before 30 to “put on a gig”, the intention was really that it was only going to be a one-time deal. Sure it was a buzz, getting to hang out with some incredible musicians and create a sell-out night that the people who attended seemed to enjoy but could I pull it off again? and could I handle the stress in trying?
The answer, when I was given a fantastic opportunity, was a resolute YES.
And somebody else even wrote the PR copy this time.
‘Driving Jarvis Ham’: new novel and live tour from Carter USM singer Jim Bob.
The novel will be available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book. The limited edition hardback edition will have a link to a coded download EP with four all-new Jim Bob songs on. The EP is called “Day Job”.
Tonight Jim Bob will be performing songs from his back catalogue, both solo and Carter USM, and reading from the novel. Support comes from Gordon McIntyre (ballboy) and a first Scottish show from Walsall’s 8-Bit Ninjas.
Here’s what Jim Bob’s publisher has to say about Driving Jarvis Ham:
A friend reflects on life with Jarvis Ham: tea-room assistant, diarist, lift-cadger. Princess Di fan, secret alcoholic, relentless seeker of fame, and all-round irritant.The novel is for anyone who has ever found themselves looking across at a childhood friend, and wondering why they still know them. Everyone here who has read Jim Bob’s book has pissed themselves laughing. It is very funny, but very, very dark. We look forward to unleashing Jim on the festivals and bookshops of our nation this summer.
So, there’s that. It’s on Sunday, 27th May 2012 and once again at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. I’m giving you guys a couple of days’ heads up before it goes out to Jim Bob’s mailing list because, well, I like you but this one is pretty much guaranteed to sell out. Head to Eventbrite for tickets.