Join Faber & Faber published music writer Rob Chapman at Harrogate’s North Bar as he talks In Conversation with Graham Chalmers about his widely-hailed new book Psychedelia and Other Colours.
As well as telling the story of 1960s British and American psychedelic music, including bands such as Pink Floyd (pictured), the 13th Floor Elevators, The Beatles, Soft Machine, The Doors and the Rolling Stones, Chapman will also be showing his love for often-overlooked acts such as The Moody Blues and The Monkees.
A regular writer for Mojo magazine and The Guardian, Chapman’s new book constitute the follow-up to the author’s celebrated work on early Pink Floyd – A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett, which was also published by Faber & Faber.
This special event will also will also feature: a 60s soundtrack, 60s films and live music.
Aloe Veras are a psych-pop band from York, taking elements from 70s rock and 60s pop and putting a modern twist on it. They are inspired by such bands as The Beatles, Tame Impala, Allah-Las and The Doors.
Aloe Veras have headlined a packed-out Fibbers, played countless York gigs and released a self-produced six-song EP within six months of gigging.
They have received significant airplay from radios in the area, performing live sessions for BBC Introducing North Yorkshire and soon will be recording a new selection of songs for the next EP. “Psychedelic, hypnotic; it’s the Aloe Veras” – Jericho Keys of BBC Introducing.
There will also be a cameo appearance at the event by BBC6 Music’s favourite beatnik poet Heath Common and vocalist Patrick Wise.
Entry: 7pm for 7.30pm start.