Brighton comedy writer and performer Graham Duff (Ideal w/ Johnny Vegas, Dr Terrible's House of Horrible w/ Steve Coogan) in conversation with Melita Dennett about his memoir 'Foreground Music: a Life in Fifteen Gigs'.
Graham is currently touring the UK talking about the book and will be at Phoenix Brighton on on November 7th 2019.
1. The Jam - 'Mr Clean' live at Reading University, 1979
2. Joy Division - 'The Eternal' live at Preston 28 February 1980
3. The Velvet Underground - 'Waiting for the Man' live from the album 'Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII'
4. Massive Attack - 'Man Next Door' live at Royal Albert Hall 1998
Thomas Highflyer was an African slave boy, rescued in 1866 by the crew of the British Navy's anti-slavery ship, the Highflyer. Nothing is known of his early life but Thomas was brought to Brighton where he lived and died, age just 12, in 1870.
In early 2018, thanks to the work of Brighton Black History Group and their supporters, Thomas's neglected grave was removed from a remote part of Brighton cemetery for restoration. Our story starts there.....
You can read more about Thomas's life and what's known so far here:
Stomp bring their Lost & Found Orchestra to Brighton Dome over Christmas 2012.
A special hour-long interview for RadioReverb 97.2FM by Melita Dennett with Stomp's founders Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas, first broadcast December 2012.