10/02/15 – Preparing for an appearance at the excellent We Come Alive on a bill with Mary Hampton and Benadict Benjamin. Have just uploaded new material Be Nice To People on sound cloud

Next Performance:

12/03/2015 - The Golden Lion, Lancaster
13/03/2015 - The Spotlight, Lancaster
24/04/2015 - Irregular Folk, Blackwells, Oxford (QUARTET)
02/05/2015 - The Jamboree, Cable St. Studios, Limehouse (with BAND)
19/06/2015 - Kuiperfest

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


Mayakovsky, in his book about how to write poetry, stated that no poet can be instructed in the creation of verse, since any true artist invents anew the method of their craft. It can be handy however, to share practices,... more

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