Attila the Stockbroker

Glastonbury Festival 2009

Attila the Stockbroker is a punk poet, and a folk punk musician and songwriter who describes himself as a “sharp tongued, high energy social surrealist poet and songwriter.”

The radical-force-of-nature social surrealist, performance poet / musician  celebrated the 35th anniversary of his first gig, with the publication of his autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’ in September 2015.

Launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, he has spent 35 years touring the world as a self sustaining DIY one man cottage industry, performing well over 3000 gigs in 24 countries and releasing 40 LPs/EPs/CDs and 7 books of poetry.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Attila The Stockbroker toured East Germany 4 times before the Wall came down and twice more immediately afterwards, was involved in the first ever punk performance in Stalinist Albania and had to turn down playing in North Korea because he was already booked to tour sensible old Canada.

He once stood in for Donny Osmond at a gig. He was targeted by fascists during the early Eighties and as well as the physical stuff once had a 10 minute stand up political argument with notorious Nazi band Skrewdriver singer Ian Stuart in the middle of a Black Flag gig at the 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street.

He will play the New Stage on Saturday.