Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Come in to hear Mike Scott, legendary front man of the Scottish band The Waterboys will be reading from his fine new autobiography Adventures of a Waterboy.
I was six or seven when I noticed the music in my head. It was there in the classroom, on the football pitch, at the dinner table, when I went to sleep and when I woke up. And it’s continued ever since.
This honest and revealing book, by turns heartfelt and funny, tells the story of a cocky Scot with a sound in his head and his lifelong efforts to reproduce that sound - a story that runs from teenage fandom to international stardom, from Scotland to New York City, and beyond.
‘It’s with a keen eye and writerly flair that Scott depicts his journey through assorted incarnations – stadium rock'n'roller, trad convert, spiritually bereft muso seeking calm in the Scottish Findhorn community – and there is an engaging idealism at the heart of the narrative, that sees music as a transcendent and uniting force.’
Free. No bookings required.
Hetty McKinnon in conversation with Rohan Anderson
Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton