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An English Trip J-Do Tour Starts Today
Brighton, Manchester, Hastings & Eastbourne gigs this bank holiday weekend John Doran , May 1st, 2015 06:11

John Doran and Kjetil Nernes are joined this weekend by Sexton Ming, Ten Mouth Electron, Kemper Norton, ILL, Natasha Soobramanien, Luke Williams and Verity Spott as 31 date tour gets under way

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TQ editor John Doran's ill-advised nationwide jaunt lasting the whole of election month kicks off today in Brighton with a show at The Coach House in Kemptown.

An English Trip lasts for all of May and sees Doran reading from his book Jolly Lad and other pieces concerning ritual punishment, ghosts who ride the bus, black holes and mental effervescence. Musical accompaniment is provided on all dates by Kjetil Nernes - the brains and brawn behind Norwegian noise rock gods, Arabrot.

The latest addition to the line-up is Sexton Ming, who is appearing at Gecko, St Leonards on Sunday May 3. Ming is a poet, musician, artist and film maker. He has been performing for over 30 years, working with the likes of Roger McGough, Tuli Kupferberg (The Fugs) and Pete Doherty to name but a few. And in Hastings he has promised to treat us to a taste of his dark humour via spoken word and song.

The full line up for the bank holiday weekend is below.

Fri 1: The Coach House, BRIGHTON - featuring Verity Spott and Kemper Norton £4 on the door.

Sat 2: Star & Garter, MANCHESTER - featuring Ten Mouth Electron & ILL. £5 door/adv. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Sun 3: Gecko Cafe, HASTINGS - with Sexton Ming, Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE £3.

Mon 4: The Vinyl Frontier, EASTBOURNE FREE ENTRY