An intimate evening with Skids frontman Richard Jobson

Posted On 05 Aug 2018 at 4:31 pm

Richard Jobson (left) and Martin Metcalfe

Legendary Skids frontman and film director Richard Jobson will be appearing at the Latest Music Bar located at 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF on Friday 21st September from 19:30 to 22:30 pm.

Jobson will reading passages from his acclaimed new sci-fi novel ‘Speed Of Life’ with a musical landscape provided by Filthy Tongues Maestro Martin Metcalfe.

‘Speed Of Life’ by Richard Jobson

The Spearhead

‘Speed Of Life’, what’s it all about? Well………………

Two beautiful time-travelling aliens arrive on Earth, drawn by a powerful need to search for the meaning of human creativity, to discover the truth behind the words, music and changing faces of David Bowie, whose music has reached their world and sparked something new in them.

In their quest to understand Bowie’s work, they are exposed to a world of self-destruction and loneliness as they travel through time to key moments in his life. From Ziggy’s Heddon Street, Brixton and Hammersmith in London, to Doheny Drive, and the Mojave Desert outside Los Angeles filming ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, to the austere beauty and creative flowering of Berlin and finally New York, their travels show them the beauty and the horror of the modern world and introduce them to the human being’s greatest quality, love.

Part pop-culture sci-fi thriller, part love letter to David Bowie, ‘The Speed of Life’ is both an examination of the intangible relationship between creator and fan, the loved and the lovers, and a quiet meditation on the inexplicable power of music.

The latest Skids album ‘Burning Cities’

During this special evening, Jobson and Metcalfe will also perform some unplugged songs from the Skids back catalogue plus a few of their co-writes from the recent UK top 30 Skids LP ‘Burning Cities’.

Not only is Jobson is the singer and lyricist with Scottish Punk band The Skids, he has also previously published a series of books and spoken word records before becoming Sky TV’s Movie critic. He has also written/directed six feature films, including his memoir the award-winning ‘16 Years of Alcohol’.

Last year in 2017, The Skids embarked on a 40th Anniversary Tour, playing to sell-out crowds at venues the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, including here in Brighton at the Concorde 2. This led to them recording new material, and a new album, ‘Burning Cities’ was released in January 2018, reaching No 4 in the album charts.

Richard Jobson at the Concorde 2 in Brighton in 2017

Don’t miss this unusual and enthralling performance. You can grab your tickets here:

Further details of the Skids can be found HERE and HERE

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