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Kris Needs (Secret knowledge and Writer) Thursday, 21 November 2013 (Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds)

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  • Kris Needs (Secret knowledge and Writer) Thursday, 21 November 2013 (Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds)

    Nothing to do with me but well worth highlighting given the person in conversation and the set of music you#d expect Kriss to spin...

    In Conversation with: Kris Needs (Secret knowledge and Writer)

    When: Thursday, 21 November 2013

    Where: Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York St, Leeds

    The big-up:
    We are delighted to welcome Kris Needs.

    We know you are in for an amazing ride because that’s just what Kris has had so far in his incredible life as a music lover, author, musician, DJ and all-round good guy. So, just in case you’re feeling a bit foggy on the details, let’s dive in….Mr Needs first foray into the music business was as president of Mott the Hoople’s Fan Club, he contributed and then became editor of the seminal Zigzag magazine interviewing a coterie of music icons including The Clash (with whom he held a long-time friendship), The Pistols, Bob Marley, Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, Souxsie and the Banshees…the list is long and phenomenal!

    From there Kris wrote for the NME and Sounds, released a single featuring half of The Clash, co-ran the legendary Bat Cave Club before moving to New York to write for Creem magazine. He returned to the UK in 1990, writing for NME, Mixmag, Echoes, DJ and Muzik, releasing incendiary music as Secret Knowledge and Delta Lady, as well as touring the world with Primal Scream and Prodigy and forming a disco group with Irvine Welsh. If that wasn’t enough to kill him, he has authored numerous books including biographies of Primal Scream (‘The Scream’ currently being rewritten for an updated edition), The Clash, Keith Richards, and New York Dolls. His autobiography ‘Needs Must’ is essential reading for it’s incredible depth and honesty; it is a moving portrayal of a man who has lived the life and come through the other side.

    Kris still contributes insightful articles to a host of monthly and online magazines including Classic Rock, Record Collector, Shindig and Vive le Rock, still DJ’s and lives in Cornwall with his beloved rabbits. He has recently reformed Secret Knowledge with Wonder and will be honouring Chinwag with a world exclusive preview of the new version of their classic ‘Sugar Daddy’.
    Kris Needs immersion in music is a passion which we will be exploring with him on the Chinwag couch on Thursday 21st November and we cannot wait.

    Hosted by therapist Chris Madden, Chinwag invites you to lean in and listen to a conversation about life, creativity and anything else that comes up. Unlike a Q&A, this is an opportunity to get to know someone a bit better, hear a few of their tales, find out what makes them tick, share some insights and ask a few questions too.

    Held at the intimate Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds, Chinwag is a unique chance to explore the lives and minds of our inspiring guests.

    Recent Chinwags have included sell out nights with Andrew Weatherall, Creation Records head-honcho Alan McGee, celebrated artist Pete Fowler, best-selling author Bill Brewster and multi-million unit shifting rock band Spacehog.

    As with our previous nights, this is a unique, special and intimate event, with limited capacity.

    Tickets are £5, limited to 75 only and purchased at
    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

  • #2
    Quick bump - this Thursday...
    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out


    • #3
      I need to get to one of these! Been some great guests and a great venue/bar with integrity, getting harder to find in Leeds these days!


      • #4
        Bump on this one... flavor of the Kris Needs evening...

        Last edited by MPFlapp; 29-11-2014, 11:48 AM.
        "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out