Attila the Stockbroker (born John Baine, October 21, 1957 in Southwick, West Sussex, England) is a punk poet, and a folk punk musician and songwriter. Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Southwick is a small town and Civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England located three miles (5km west of Brighton England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Punk literature emerged from the Punk subculture. The attitude and ideology of punk gave rise to distinctive characteristics in the Literature it manifested Folk punk is a fusion of Folk music and Punk rock. Folk punk in the United Kingdom has existed almost as long as punk rock itself He performs solo and as the leader of the band Barnstormer. He describes himself as a "sharp tongued, high energy social surrealist poet and songwriter. " He has performed over 2500 concerts, published five books of poems, and released 29 recordings (CDs,LPs and singles).  His latest book of poems, 'My Poetic Licence' is out now, published in May 2008. For more information go to http://www.attilathestockbroker.com/poeticlicence.html
Baine started performing in 1980, inspired by the spirit and do it yourself ethos of the punk subculture, particularly The Clash's overtly socialist stance. The DIY ethic ( Do it yourself ethic refers to the ethic of being self-reliant by completing tasks oneself as opposed to having others who are likely more experienced complete The punk subculture is based around Punk rock. It emerged from the larger Rock music scene in the mid-to-late-1970s in the United Kingdom, the United For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the Means of production and distribution At first he performed poems and songs in between bands at punk rock concerts, accompanying himself on the phased electric mandolin. A mandolin is a musical instrument in the Lute family (plucked or strummed After this was smashed over his head by fascists during a fight at a performance in North London in May 1982, he got a mandola (an octave lower) and has played this ever since. Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes He has performed in 19 countries, playing venues ranging from the Oxford Union in England to squatted punk clubs in Germany, and has performed over 100 shows every year. Status and membership The Oxford Union is an Unincorporated association, holding its property in trust in favour of its objectives and members and governed England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Squatting is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or Building that the squatter does not own rent or otherwise have permission to use Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. He toured East Germany four times before the Berlin Wall came down, and once did an illegal performance in a hotel basement in Stalinist Albania. The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer was a physical barrier separating West Berlin from the German Democratic Republic (GDR ( East Germany) including Stalinism is the political regime named after Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1929–1953 This article is about the country in southern Europe For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Albania topics.
In the 1980s, he was often the support act for punk bands, including The Jam, The Alarm, New Model Army. The Jam were an English Mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s The Alarm are an Alternative rock band that emerged from Wales in the early 1980s New Model Army are an English rock band. They have been variously classified as a punk band Post-punk, Folk rock Manic Street Preachers once supported him at a performance at Swansea University. Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the " Manics " or " MSP " are a Welsh rock band consisting of James Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe is a University located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. In the 1990s, he toured with John Otway as Headbutts and Halibuts, and together they wrote a surreal rock opera called Cheryl. John Otway, (born 2 October 1952, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England) is a self-confessed unsuccessful Singer-songwriter Rock operas, Concept albums Song cycles and Oratorios all differ from a conventional rock album which usually includes songs that are unrelated to each It was an everyday tale of Satanism, trainspotting, drug abuse and unrequited love. For other uses of the word see Satanism (disambiguation. Satanism can refer to a number of belief systems depending on the user and context A railfan or rail buff ( American English) railway enthusiast or railway buff ( Australian / British English) or (often He has performed at every Glastonbury Festival since 1982, and continues to write topical, satirical material on all kinds of subjects. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The
Notable works from his 1980s heyday include the biting poem Contributory Negligence; various Russians-themed poems, satirizing the alleged Cold War Russian threat in the context of Margaret Thatcher's Britain (such as "Russians in the DHSS" and "Russians in McDonald's"); and the surreal Nigel series, such as Nigel wants to go to C&A (with the lines ". The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Department of Health and Social Security was a ministry of the British Government in existence for twenty years from 1968 until 1988 C&A is also an abbreviation for the Camden and Amboy Railroad. . . but I don't understand why / 'cos they don't sell nerve gas in C&A / not even to SDP members in cashmere sweaters"). This is about the UK Social Democratic Party which existed between 1981 and 1988 He recently wrote the poem "Asylum Seeking Daleks", which satirises the right wing press's attitudes to immigration, and the song "Hey Celebrity", which rejects the need for the concept of celebrity. In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention
Attila the Stockbroker formed the band Barnstormer in 1994. Their music combines punk rock and medieval music. The term medieval music encompasses European music written during the Middle Ages. The band released its debut album The Siege of Shoreham in 1996. They perform regularly all over Europe. The band features Attila the Stockbroker on vocals, violin, crumhorn and recorders; Dan Woods on guitar (also a member of The Fish Brothers); M. M. McGhee on drums (also a member of The Fish Brothers); and Dave Beaken on bass (also a member of The Fish Brothers).
He is an ardent supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., and for at least 14 years, has been heavily involved in the battle to save the club and secure a new stadium, after Goldstone Ground was sold to property developers behind the fans' backs in 1997. Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting He has been the team's poet in residence since 2000, and is the stadium announcer and DJ at the club's temporary Withdean stadium. As the main member of the one-off band Seagull Ska, he had a single reach #17 in the UK charts in 2005, "Tom Hark (We Want Falmer)". In 1989 he appeared on the Kickback segment of The Channel Four Daily, reflecting on Liverpool F.C.' 9-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Channel Four Daily (or Channel 4 Daily) was a Breakfast television Newsmagazine produced by Independent Television News Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Crystal Palace FC is an English football club based in South Norwood, London. 
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