Wednesday, 29 May 2013


‘Heath Common is what Jack Kerouac would have sounded like if he came from Manchester’ Congleton Chronicle

We are delighted to confirm that Heath Common and the Thin Man have agreed to play both the Saturday and the Sunday at the convention. More details below


Heath Common is a songwriter, poet and performance-artist from northern England.

Heath Common began his musical career playing in New York City with Robert Lockwood and Johnny Shines – the stepson and close friend, respectively, of the legendary blues musician, Robert Johnson. Following this, Heath Common worked with – and was greatly influenced by – many major figures in the New York ‘Art Rock’ scene of the 1980s and early 1990s. Subsequently, Heath Common formed a duo with the Thin Man before both men went on to work with a diverse number of musicians ranging from the guitarist John Fahey to the British indie act, The Rhythm Sisters. Heath Common continues to work closely with many of the surviving figures from the Beat Movement and he is a published poet.
Heath Common is currently working with The Thin Man who is a songwriter, performer, artist and writer living in Sheffield, UK. The Thin Man formed a long-standing songwriting and performing partnership with Heath Common some years ago when both men were writing under auspices of the legendary music publisher, Charlie Gillett (mentor to Dire Straits, Elvis Costello & Ian Drury amongst many others). Subsequently, The Thin Man performed and recorded with many different people ranging from Fat Boy Slim to the Yorkshire guitar-genius, Bill Nelson.

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