If you enjoy reading my blogs you might be interested to know (if you do not already) that I have wrote not 1, not 2 but THREE books!
I would really recommend my latest to you if you like that kind of thing – it’s called SECOND PLACE HEROES and it’s a true story about myself and the band I played with in the UK between 1996-2003. It was a punk band that started off in a basement and ended up playing in Japan, Norway and all over the UK in front of thousands.
It’s also filled with bands and people/places of the time and also has some of those people chipping in with the writing – amongst the list are: CAPDOWN, KING PRAWN, SNUFF, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, LOST PROPHETS, 4 FT FINGERS, GASH, MUTE CONCLUSION, MR.SHIRAZ, NATURE LIVING, THE SETBACKS, LATE 98 and many more!
I’d pass it on to any young musician that wants an insight into the real climb uphill and what it’s like to be in a band with a record deal and all the trimmings – or to anyone in the scene at the time to recognise yourself!
Some of the things said about it:
“AN ALL-TOO-REAL YET HILARIOUSLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO BE IN A MID-LEVEL BAND. IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN IN A BAND, READ THIS, YOU’LL SEE YOURSELF ON EVERY PAGE. IF YOU WANT TO BE IN A BAND, READ IT AND LEARN THE TRUTH BEHIND THE GLAMOUR!”