Henry Normal headlining Chesterfield gig

Poet, comedian, writer and BAFTA award-winning television producer Henry Normal will be headlining at a gig in Chesterfield on November 24.

Midlands-born Normal (pictured right), once lived in the town, and is being hosted by the Independent Electric Group. He will be appearing alongside poet Andrew Graves and singer-songwriter Ichabod with Matt McAteer as MC. 

The trio who co-founded the group, Lippy Kid, aka electronic musician Paul Scott, poet Matt McAteer and singer/song writer Kieran Smith (Ichabod), have just celebrated the project’s first anniversary.

“Given the continual cuts to local authority art budgets we recognised the need to try to establish something in order to give a platform for those wishing to showcase independent art, and find others to collaborate with,” said Paul.

“Since, we’ve noted a number of highly productive collaborations starting to develop. As a collective we’ve also teamed up ourselves with the independent-minded Radio Free Matlock.

“Most inspiring of all though has been the people who’ve been willing to support us by appearing at our events. Our biggest name to date is Henry who among many other credits co-wrote TV series such as The Royle Family and The Mrs Merton Show. 

He’s also a fantastic poet, and, as you can imagine, we’re delighted to have him join us.” 

The event is at The Labour Club in Saltergate and entry is £5. Details at http://www.independentelectricgroup.wordpress.com.