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Hi everyone - I'm Attila and I organise this site myself (and all my other stuff, as I have done for 34 years as Attila the Stockbroker!) If you are interested in booking me for a gig, or just want to get in touch, please email me at email@example.com. You'll get straight though! Or contact me on Facebook. facebook.com/attilathestockbroker
This site hosts some of my newest stuff plus an ever growing archive of old material (click ' See All' by the song/poem titles for the full list...) Now excuse me while i change into the third person for the biog.....
Inspired by punk, and especially The Clash, performance poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker started as a punk bass player in 1977 and took his inimitable stage name during a short stint as a stockbroker's clerk (he hated it and has earned his living as a poet/musician ever since!) He did his first gig as Attila at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow on 8 Sept 1980 supporting The De-Fex, The Condemmed (yes, 2 ‘m’s) and The Unborn Dead.
Since then he’s done about 3000 more in 24 countries - at venues ranging from the Glastonbury Festival (every year since 1983) and countless other music and literature festivals in the UK, Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to freezing punk squats in Germany to Eton and the Oxford Union and a hotel basement in Stalinist Albania. He's very proud to have earned a living as a poet since 1981.
He’s released 7 books of poems and over 25 CDs/LPs, formerly with people like Unwins, Bloodaxe and Cherry Red Records, latterly via his own global cottage industry, Roundhead. (No cavalier attitudes!)
He's utterly self-motivated, sometimes on the radio and TV, and all over the internet. He’s loud, radical, lyrical, reflective,
will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger and 2010 saw his 30th anniversary tour.
Mellowing out? Bollocks.
‘Whether he’s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there is something magnificent about Attila in full flight’
Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4)