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Naked at the Albert Hall

Tracey Thorn
Tracey Thorn
Behind the scenes

Tracey Thorn's playlist

Tracey Thorn tells us the stories behind five great videos that span her 30-year pop career

03 Feb
Kings Place, London

Tracey Thorn Event

20 Feb
The Steps Theatre, Dundee

Tracey Thorn at the Dundee Literary Festival

Tracey will be talking about her book, Bedsit Disco Queen, with Bob McDevitt chairing.

Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn was singer and songwriter with Everything But the Girl from 1982-2000. At that point she semi-retired from the music business to bring up her children. She has since recorded two more solo albums, Out Of The Woods and Love And Its Opposite. She lives in London with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein

Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one of the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as "America's best rock band" by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one's true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

21 Feb
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig

Tracey Thorn at the Pitlochry Literary Festival

Little, Brown

In the All-Night Café

Stuart David
Stuart David
Bedsit Disco Queen

Tracey Thorn events

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Tracey Thorn on Facebook

Join Tracey Thorn, author of Bedsit Disco Queen, on Facebook


Tracey Thorn on twitter

Follow Tracey Thorn, singer, gardener and bedsit disco queen

18 Mar
Old Queen's Head, London

Tracey Thorn at 'A Word In Your Ear'

Tracey Thorn at 'A Word In Your Ear' at the Old Queen's Head, London

07 Feb
Rough Trade East

Tracey Thorn Launch

Tracey Thorn launch

13 Feb
Old Market Theatre, Brighton

Tracey Thorn Talk

Tracey Thorn talk at the Old Market Theatre in Brighton

27 Feb
Foyles, Charing Cross Road

Tracey Thorn Talk

Tracey Thorn talk at Foyles

02 May
Waterstones, Deansgate

Tracey Thorn Talk

17 Oct
Leeds Metropolitan University

Tracey Thorne University Lecture

Tracey Thorne at Leeds Metropolitan University


In The Pleasure Groove

John Taylor
John Taylor

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around. Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

Import Aus

Poster Girl

Beccy Cole
Beccy Cole

Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country singer-songwriters in Australia today. This is the story of her life - in her own words.At fourteen, Beccy was performing in her mother's group, Wild Oats. By her late teens, Beccy had teamed up with the Dead Ringer Band - Kasey Chambers' family band - and had attracted the attention of the country music world by winning the Star Maker quest: the same award that started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Gina Jeffreys. It was just the first of many awards and accolades for this multitalented woman with a big heart.With refreshing candour, Beccy shares her story: leaving everything she knew to pursue her dream, making a name for herself with her own band; her marriage and motherhood; her subsequent divorce, becoming a single mother and maintaining the nurturing love of family. Performing for the Australian troops in Afghanistan. Coming out, and what it has meant for her and her fans. Taking control of her own life - and finding love.Heartfelt and honest, Poster Girl is the inspirational memoir of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia.

Little, Brown US

See A Little Light

Bob Mould, Michael Azerrad
Bob Mould, Michael Azerrad

Bob Mould emerged at the epicenter of America's punk rock scene upon forming Hüsker Dü in 1979. Their music roused a generation. For the very first time, Mould opens up to tell the passionate story of life inside that furnace, creating music that mattered. He details the growth of his own music, from an early love of the Ramones to the making of Hüsker Dü classics like 'Bed of Nails' and '59 Times the Pain.' Opening up about drug addictions, suicide, what it meant to come out as gay in a heavily hetero music world, and the band's violent implosion, Mould takes us on a whirlwind ride, culminating with his sobriety, his solo career, and creating the band Sugar. A classic story of individualism and persistence, Mould's memoir is an open account of one man's driving force, which altered the shape of American music.