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Mr Gig: One Man’s Search for the Soul of Live Music

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by
Nige Tassell

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 361 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Nige Tassell’s life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig. Or at least he was. A few years ago Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off to raise children in rural isolation. The thrill had gone. Now, with a widening waistline, less hair and a mid-life crisis coming over the hill, he hits the road to reawaken that long-dormant passion, to rediscover his gigging groove. Zigzagging from super-sized arena shows to microscopic folk festivals, from metal gatherings to pop reunions, Nige’s 6,000-mile journey comes crammed with incident and adventure. Michael Eavis’s practical jokes. Elbow’s sumptuous backstage banquets. A genuine near-death experience. And shopping trips for gladioli with a Smiths tribute band. Will Nige fall back in love with live music? Can he make peace with middle age? And will he ever again be able to rightfully call himself Mr Gig?

Nige Tassell’s life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig. Or at least he was. A few years ago Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off to raise children in rural isolation. The thrill had gone. Now, with a widening waistline, less hair and a mid-life crisis coming over the hill, he hits the road to reawaken that long-dormant passion, to rediscover his gigging groove. Zigzagging from super-sized… (more)

Nige Tassell’s life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig. Or at least he was. A few years ago Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off to raise children in rural isolation. The thrill had gone. Now, with a widening waistline, less hair and a mid-life crisis coming over the hill, he hits the road to reawaken that long-dormant passion, to rediscover his gigging groove. Zigzagging from super-sized arena shows to microscopic folk festivals, from metal gatherings to pop reunions, Nige’s 6,000-mile journey comes crammed with incident and adventure. Michael Eavis’s practical jokes. Elbow’s sumptuous backstage banquets. A genuine near-death experience. And shopping trips for gladioli with a Smiths tribute band. Will Nige fall back in love with live music? Can he make peace with middle age? And will he ever again be able to rightfully call himself Mr Gig?

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