Bolton's Punk Poet, Bolton WOL organiser, MC, vox & guitarist poetry, music and comedy combo Bard Company, and poetry/music combos Bard 2 the Bone and Passover - Bolton/Wigan Digger & promoter for Half Evil Promotions Bolton!! Forthcoming events - 2 June - Bard 2 the Bone plus guests Hilary Walker, Tony Harper and Rowland Crowland - 7.30 Bolton Socialist Club - free event 9 June - Bard Company - Willow Hey Bolton 16 June - Bard Company - Preston Chartist Festival 17 June - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club 5/6 July - Bard Company plus guests Flour n Flagon Mcr 15 July - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club 28 July - Diggers warm up bash, Bolton Socialist Club 19 Aug - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club 8 Sept - Wigan Diggers Festival 16 Sept - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club 5 Oct - Bard Company plus guests Red Shed Wakefield 6 Oct - Bard Company - Chorley music festival 21 Oct - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club Bard 2 the Bone (Ian Whiteley & Jeffarama!) Armistice Tour - Wigan, Bolton & Wakefield with Joe Solo 4 Nov - Bard 2 the Bone 1-4 - Old Courts Wigan 4 Nov - Bard 2 the Bone 7-10 - Bolton Socialist Club 7 Nov - Bard 2 the Bone 7pm - Oswestry Wilfred Owen Fest 9 Nov - Bard 2 the Bone - 7pm Wakefield Red Shed 11 Nov - Bard Company - Bury 18 Nov - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club 16 Dec - Bolton WriteOutLoud - Bolton Socialist Club HALF EVIL PROMOTIONS I'm a promoter for Half Evil Promotions. All events have headline, support & open mic slots. BOLTON WRITEOUTLOUD! 3rd Sunday every month 7.30 pm - now at Bolton Socialist Club - next WOL nights - 2018 17 Jun 15 Jul 19 Aug 16 Sept 21 Oct 18 Nov 16 Dec GUITAR N VERSE! Dates to follow Anyone wanting to know more or wishing to perform at our gigs email firstname.lastname@example.org
I spoke to the Devil Looking back on those dark times Somewhat lucky to be hear now When you get to a point as low as you know You’ve got to fight back somehow I’ve seen the highs and seen the lows Don’t know how I got through the day Somehow hanging on to life When I could see it slipping away Because I spoke to the devil And the devil said it’s do or die I’ve always been a fighter in my life So like never before I tried And sometimes I went over the edge And sometimes way out of line But I had a dream of better times And to see my sweetheart smile It’s difficult not to look back You only torment your soul Go to set your sights back on the light Don’t ever let it go Because I spoke to the devil And looked him right in the eye If the choice for me is life or death Then I’ll hold on to my life Jeff Dawson 2016
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