17/08/14 – Attending Sun Ra at Band on the Wall Manchester tonight, in the meantime plotting recordings and performances for September. Had a wonderful time at Mello Mello in Liverpool the other night, and visiting the Black-E – very encouraging. Here is my podcast where each episode I perform in a different part of London, and ask musicians how they survive there:

Alabaster Deplume (Angus Fairbairn) is a performer, writer and musician, based in Manchester. He tours internationally bringing theatrical spoken-word to music audiences, and vice-versa. His most recent multi-disciplinary concert/recording project, The Jester, involved 12 musicians and 24 visual artists from two cities, funded internationally by crowd-sourcing. He writes and performs theatre with Dublin circus aerial troupe PaperDolls and appears as saxophonist for Manchester rhythm and blues group Honeyfeet, and singer Liz Green (PIAS International) among others.

“Harrowingly funny” – Citylife Manchester, 
“Quite unlike anything you’ll have heard before” – Bristol Post on Jester Project
“A slinky, kaleidostropic maelstrom” – Now Then magazine Manchester
“I had to keep laughing, or I think my heart would’ve exploded.” – audience member


Let’s say you’re a performer, and you’re preparing for a show. It’s something you do a lot. They’re setting the thing up, all around you, in a really swanky hall in Vienna. Glances catch you and you notice yourself. You’re... more

It will come to pass
Even if it comes
To pass you by