Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess

Telling Stories from Tim Burgess

Pre order a signed copy of Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
The long awaited biography by The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess will be published on the 26th April 2012 and is now available to pre-order with a limited amount of signed copies available for £20.00 (plus postage and packaging) from here.

'Telling Stories’  not only charts the highs and lows of the band but is an honest take on his life and career. Tim Burgess grew up in rural Cheshire but from his mid-teens he spent as much time as he could at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester. He was invited to be the vocalist in newly formed The Charlatans, who went from supporting The Stone Roses to having three UK number one albums and seventeen Top Thirty singles. They rode the waves of first Madchester then Britpop. The band survived the imprisonment of influential keyboardist Rob Collins on a charge of armed robbery, then the death of Collins in a car accident; their accountant running off with all their money and leaving them with a tax bill of almost £2 million; and in more recent years the rock 'n' roll life-style of Burgess himself as he took himself off to LA, for the music and the drugs.

Packed with incredible stories, this frank and vivid memoir describes the mad life of a rock star: the dynamics of the band, the creativity and the self-destruction, the sex and the drugs but also the rock 'n roll - his obsession with music shines off the page as he writes about his influences and his encounters, from Dylan to New Order, from Paul Weller to Oasis.

Click here to pre order your signed copy or pre order a non signed book from Amazon. Keep checking Tim’s website, The Charlatans official site, Facebook and The Charlatans Twitter and Tim’s personal twitter for updates on band news, book signings and appearances.

Tim Burgess book launch St James Church, London
Wednesday 25th April, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

To celebrate the launch of 'Telling Stories', on Wednesday 25th April at St James Church, London in association with Waterstones, there will be an evening of music, chat and a chance to ask Tim questions about his new book. Tim will also be playing new songs from his forthcoming solo album - 'Oh No I Love You' and will be joined by Mark Collins of The Charlatans on guitar and Finnegan Kidd from Hatcham Social on drums.  Tickets are available Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm  at  £20, which includes a signed copy of Telling Stories. Tickets available from Waterstones Piccadilly 0207-851-2419 or email events@piccadilly.waterstones.com Doors: 18.45