Catch ConeBoy at RCC

Clive Parker-Sharp

Clive Parker-Sharp promotes his novel “ConeBoy” via readings and live acoustic music and as part of a short tour promoting his new book, and possibly one of the first post-lockdown live events in the country, there will be a one hour show, with Q&A, and book-signing, at 7pm, on Friday, July 10 at Rye Community Centre (RCC) in Conduit Hill.  It’s a free event, so please be early to catch a seat!

The Members, Spizz Energi, and Athletico Spizz 80, are a few of the pioneering punk groups Clive Parker-Sharp has played with, as well as being a founding member and songwriter in 80s mega-band Big Country.  He also played with Jesus and Mary Chain spinoff The Expressway, as well collaborating with art rocker Marshall Star.  Clive’s first book “The Box” came out in 2012, is now being adapted for TV.

His new book, the semi-autobiographical work ConeBoy, is teased out in spoken-word and song by Clive and Marshall. There will be acoustic music, songs, and spoken word with a Q&A and book-signing afterwards, plus meet the author.

NB:  Bring your own refreshments, and follow government guidelines.

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  1. I wasn’t aware that indoors live music events were allowed under Government rules and the 5-point roadmap issued this week by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden makes clear that we haven’t reached Stage 4 – live music indoors with an audience seated at distance. The same applies to spoken word/theatre. How have Rye Community Centre and the performers got round the rules that have and continue to shut down the whole UK music and theatre industry?

  2. I can’t wait – can’t see it any worse than the mayhem that’s going to ensue with Pubs opening. As long as there is plenty of distance, and guidelines are adhered to. Shops opening is same and worse in some cases. The main hall is really big, so there’s miles between performers and audience…. ROCK ON!

  3. I went along to this last night – Clive’s put together quite a beast here; not sure which of the animal kingdom, but I was pulled through an emotional roller-coaster – funny, poignant, cutting, raucous, all pasted together with a bunch of amazing original songs, played by him and Marshall. It’s no surprise Clive’s been at the cutting edge in every band he’s rocked up in – Coneboy is eclectic and on the nail, and, I got a signed book! – Anne


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