RENOWNED performance poet Attila the Stockbroker is coming to Burley-in-Wharfedale

The world is changing fast and sharp-tongued punk poet, multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter John Baine, better known by his stage name Attila the Stockbroker is writing about it.

More fired up than he has ever been in his 39-year career, he makes a welcome visit to Queens Hall, Burley in Wharfedale on Friday, October 11 (doors open 7.30pm).

Attila’s career was launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio 1 DJ John Peel in 1982. As politically astute as always, you’ll hear his humorous and hard-hitting take on the momentous events of recent times - and a whole lot more besides.

Tickets are available at £10.30 online via Eventbrite or £11 on the door.

Baine took the performing name Attila the Stockbroker during a short stint as a City stockbroker’s clerk between 1980 and 1981. A colleague accused him of having the eating habits of Attila the Hun. Attila has toured the world performing his surrealist poetry and songs since 1980 with over 3000 gigs in 24 countries. With 40 CDs, 8 books of poetry and his 2015 autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’ under his belt, he’s accepted an invitation from Shipley Labour Party to perform in the constituency.