May 14

Sunday Night (17th May) – Live In Wallasey!

AlunParryAtkinsonNo, no, I’m not urging you to go and live in Wallasey, although it’s very nice from what I can see.

I’m actually telling you that I’m playing live in Wallasey this Sunday. I’m doing a full show, and it’s my last local gig for the foreseeable future so you’d best come along!

May 06

Election Songs To Kick Em Out!

Polling_station_6_may_2010So we need two things from election day.

The Tories as far away from power as possible, and the most left wing Parliament that we can muster.

I’ll leave it up to you to figure out how best to do that.

Apr 30

7 Ways To See Me Play Live In May

A39O1345May is a busy month for me, meaning you have seven different chances to see me play live in the same month.

On Friday May 1st I’ll be playing at the Upton Upon Severn Folk Festival. (More info from www.uptonfolk.org)

Apr 23

DWP To Replace Benefit Sanctions With Crack Team Of Acerbic Songwriters

Demotix 19/03/2015The Department of Work and Pensions has today revealed new plans to ramp up their pressure on benefit claimants by scrapping benefit sanctions.

The DWP has announced that it is currently recruiting a crack team of songwriters to pen scathing ditties about claimants instead.

Apr 23

A Poem: The Gig

We have to pay the brewery
Cos they supply the beer
We have to pay the venue
For letting us be here
And we have to pay the caterers
Cos they bring all the food
And we have to pay the bar staff
Or else it would be rude

Apr 12

How To Use Randomness As Your Creative Partner

dice-throwing-question_smallIt’s often a good idea to have a creative partner. Someone who will be able to add some ideas we couldn’t have thought of alone. Or someone who will provide input into how to structure a set list for a show. Or to advise on how best to tell a story you’re trying to tell.

Apr 07

Headlining GREENSTOCK Festival This Saturday

Alun ParryIf you’re looking for a great way to spend your weekend this Saturday, head on up to Ulverston in Cumbria for an all day festival of radical song. And all for just a fiver!

Mar 19

Sack Esther McVey Official Campaign Song

Sack Esther McVeyHere is the official campaign song for Wirral TUC’s Sack Esther McVey Campaign.

Written and performed by me, the name of the song is simple: Sack Esther McVey.

She has presided over the appalling benefit sanctions regime, and she can be booted out of Parliament altogether on May 7th.

Mar 14

Songwriters: How To Get Your Music Performed

songwriteradviceI started a new feature on my website recently called Ask Alun. It’s your platform to ask me whatever you like, with a promise that I’ll answer it.

Mar 13

New Feature: Ask Alun

Screenshot 2015-03-13 10.54.57Here’s a brand new monthly feature on my website, and it’s called Ask Alun.

So ask me anything that you think I might know.

I’m really looking forward to hearing your questions.

Watch the short video below to find out more.

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