MICKEY

by bonesandtheaft

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    A brand new CD album of thematically linked songs relating to the life and times of the mythical One Shoe Mickey, a former refugee now living in London. Liver & Lights No 57

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Based on the poems recently published as Liver & Lights No 56. One Shoe Michael; A London Song Cycle, we are proud to finally deliver to the world a brand new album of thematically linked songs relating to the life and times of the mythical One Shoe Mickey, a former refugee now living in London.


Mickey has taken a bang or two in his hard life, and his brains are a bit scrambled, but not his heart. His heart has been made more human by his hardships and his odd pronouncements seem, despite their mixedupness, to make more sense than any politician.
Mickey sets out every day from his cardboard home in search of the One True Glove, reputed to be lost somewhere in the ancient and mythical city of London.These ten songs tell of his daily trudges along our well trodden streets, searching, always searching, for his lost family, among the fallen gloves and trodden snails of London.

These songs also commemorate some of the people he meets along the way; their infinite capacity for kindness, and selflessness despite their daily struggle .

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released March 11, 2019

Ian Mckean: Guitars, keyboards Admiral Lord Biscuit : Drums Arthur Bently: Alto Saxophone John Bently: Words, vocals Bird Radio: Flute, Keyboards


Music mostly composed by Ian Mckean, with additional Ideas from Bird Radio, Arthur Bently and Lord Biscuit. Track Three : Music by A. Scriabin. ( Prelude No. 5 Opus 11 ), transcribed for guitar by Ian Mckean. Words by John Bently. Cover Photos by Chiara Ambrosio

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Bones and the aft London, UK

A band like no other, sometimes described as Primal Rock Theatre, what with their homemade costumes, elaborate pop–up stage sets, stark state-of-the-nation storytelling and virtuoso musicianship.

“A mythical metropolis inhabited by a teeming population of sharply drawn, richly detailed characters”.
Aiden Dunne. The Irish Times
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