22/07/14 – Just returned from Larmer Tree Festival where I performed at The Social, solo and with Honeyfeet. Booking a tour for October with Magic Lantern, and working on recordings in my Ancoats studio. The final episode of my podcast I'll Be Here All Week is up today, here: www.hereallweekmusic.wordpress.com

Next Performance:

26/07/2014 - Burning Eagle Festival, Reutlingen
01/08/2014 - Acoustic Bhuna, Band on the Wall, Manchester

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


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