29/09/15 – Preparing release of my third album for THIS FRIDAY, and a show to celebrate it in Manchester for Sunday

Next Performance:

07/10/2015 - St John on Bethnal Green (supp. Rozi Plain)
31/10/2015 - Peach LP Album Launch (London), The Total Refreshment Centre, N16

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.

“Alabaster is a rare man. Restlessly creative, collaborative and eternally grateful of his part in the game. He has written some of my favourite songs. Part performance poet, part Leonard Cohen, part jazz saxophonist and something of the Ivor Cutler – yet these comparisons mean next to nothing. He will bless a room with his unpredictable presence and all are hypnotised. Do not miss.” – Daniel Green, LAISH, Willkommen & Simple Folk Radio

“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

I Feel Good

  On a train to the Edinburgh Fringe, upon spotting that during my journey across London my gig wages from this past week have disappeared from my pocket, a few things are going through my mind. I wonder, first of... more

Be sure to laugh now; Be sure, now, to cry, For all these things will be forgotten