About this Event
Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars: Magazine, The Bad Seeds, into the Underworld and Beyond
What a treat we have in store for sure!
Join BARRY ADAMSON in conversation with Roisin Dwyer after which Barry will treat our ears to a short solo set.
In Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars, the enigmatic Barry Adamson shines a probing light into his own heart of darkness.
Born in the black and white world of post-industrial Manchester, Adamson saw music as a chance to turn his world technicolour. Propelled into punk via Magazine, he was the founding bass player in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, before stumbling too far down a dark, drug-induced path.
Adamson steers the reader through a mix of harrowing, tragic, funny and often life-affirming straights. Throughout it all, music – be it bass lines, melodies or film soundtracks – is the glue that binds a myriad of memories.
Written in Adamson’s distinctive and cinematic noir style, and including personal photographs throughout, Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars is an original and powerful memoir, full of suspense, humour and candour.
Event and Book combo tickets available (UK carriage included) as well as Event only options - attend in person in Manchester or join our livestream wherever you are around the globe!
There will be a dedicated Book-Signing event immediately afterwards. For Attend In Person tickets, books will be available for collection at the event.
Barry Adamson is a musician, composer, writer, photographer, actor and filmmaker. He started his music career playing bass in Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His debut solo release, Moss Side Story, was a critically acclaimed imaginary soundtrack. His second studio album, Soul M**der, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. He has worked on soundtracks with directors such as David Lynch, Derek Jarman and Oliver Stone.
Roisin Dwyer is a journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin. After working as Commissioning Editor for Hot Press for 16 years she joined the Marketing Team in the National Concert Hall in 2019 where she has organised PR for events by Gavin Friday, Nadine Shah, Blixa Bargeld, Matthew E White, Cathal Coughlan and more.
She still contributes to Hot Press where over the years she has interviewed Johnny Marr, Nick Cave, Julian Cope, Paul Simonon, Robert Smith, Jah Wobble, Viv Albertine, Ray Manzarek and Chris Cornell to name but a few. She is also a regular reviewer on RTE’s arts show Arena. In addition to her Louder appearances she has hosted public Q&As at Dalkey Book Festival, Dublin’s Vinyl Festival and Output Belfast.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
INNSIDE Manchester, 1 First Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
GBP 5.00 to GBP 25.00