Join us for an evening with Mark Berry – forever known to the world as Bez, as he talks about his extraordinary life captured in his new memoir Buzzin: The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday.
Bez first came to prominence at the turn-of-the-1990’s as the maraca-wielding dancer with ‘Madchester’ giants Happy Mondays. Neither an accomplished musician nor even a very good dancer, Bez was a prime candidate for fleeting celebrity, soon to sink into ‘Where Are They Now?’ obscurity. That, however, never happened, nor does it show any sign of happening. Through Black Grape, the second band he co-fronted with the Mondays’ Shaun Ryder, and his ever-presence in the mass media, Bez’s popularity has grown exponentially, his star rocketing ever upwards.
When he bowled into Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, he ended up winning the series, as viewers came to understand his fundamental decency and sunny outlook. His adult life has been extraordinary: unbelievable scrapes with mortality, periods of financial ruin, and narcotic-strewn hi-jinx.
Written with the assistance of estimable rock and roll ghostwriter, Andrew Perry, Buzzin: The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday, is the story of a bad lad who has turned his life good, tracing his passage from early-thirty-something casualty to middle-aged politician, eco-warrior and bee-aficionado.
This is an event not to be missed!
Tickets: £20 (Admits One and includes a signed copy of Buzzin) or £30 (Admits Two with one signed copy of Buzzin)