Thursday 14th May
Everything But The Girl was formed in 1982 by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt. Both had already had early acclaimed starts in their teens on the UK post-punk independent scene - Tracey with her indie girl group, the Marine Girls (1980-1983, later name-checked as one of Kurt Cobain's favourite bands).
Tracey began her solo career in 1982 and has collaborated with a range of artists, including Massive Attack for the Batman Forever soundtrack. Tracey continues to write and perform to this day and has released a number of successful solo albums.
After her bestselling memoir, ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’, Tracey takes us on a new journey exploring the art and power of singing with real life stories and gritty insider perspective on being a singer in the pop world featuring encounters with Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter and George Eliot. Tracey also delves into the world of auto-tune, the microphone, stage presence and The X Factor.
Tracey Thorn will be sharing all her insights with Dave Haslam, writer and DJ who made his name DJing at the Hacienda in Manchester through the late 1980s and has since played worldwide. He has written three books and his journalism has appeared in 'NME', 'The Face', 'The Guardian' and elsewhere. 'Close Up', his series of live onstage in-conversations in Manchester, have featured the likes of David Byrne, Kevin Rowland, and Neneh Cherry.
Find out Tracey's opinions and share yours. This is your chance to get your book signed and ask the legendary Tracey Thorn the questions you’ve been dying to ask!
8pm till late. Leaf, 65-67 Bold Street, L1 4EZ