A collection of the very best lyrics by lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess, with added commentary and memoir.
We’re excited to welcome back The Charlatans lead singer (and BME Hologram!) Tim Burgess for an in-conversation event to support the launch of his forthcoming third book, One, Two, Another. Tim will be in-conversation with radio news reporter and 5 Live presenter, Phil Williams. Following the in-conversation, Tim will be signing copies of the book which will be on sale on the evening.
The Charlatans are one of the best loved British bands, as relevant now as when they first released their first single nearly thirty years ago. In One, Two, Another, Tim presents and annotates his lyrics – from The Charlatans to The Chemical Brothers – allowing an insight into a very idiosyncratic and creative song-writing process.
“I imagine that everybody who writes songs, approaches them in a variety of ways to come up with the lyrics” says Tim. “From lists to experiences, there are no rules. A good song is a good song whoever writes it and however the writing happens. I only know what I do. In this here book I have collected some of the ideas and thoughts and words.”
“Tim Burgess is a crusader and vinyl’s epic voyager. He knows why pop’s art, a culture and a cure. Learn and listen. He knows good things.” – Johnny Marr
“You can’t feel blue around Tim. He makes you feel happy, not just about music but about life. Even the most cynical of souls (mine) become infected by his gorgeous energy. Plus he gives good vinyl.” – Sharon Horgan.
Tim was born in Salford and grew up in Cheshire. He left school at sixteen to work at ICI and soon afterwards he was invited to join The Charlatans. They have gone on to have 3 number #1 albums and 17 top 30 singles. For over a decade, he lived in Los Angeles but now lives in the UK.