Echoes: A Memoir Continued
In-conversation with Will Sergeant
24 August 2023 - 7.30pm *SOLD OUT*
BME is thrilled to host the book launch event for Will Sergeant’s follow-up memoir, Echoes.
Born and raised in a small council house in Melling, outside of Liverpool, Will Sergeant caught with raw honesty his early days in 2021’s Bunnymen: his mother leaving the family, his father damaged no doubt in ways we still don’t understand from World War Two, the demon drink skewering the lives of Will and his siblings. Despite a difficult start – and luckily for adolescent Will -- there was a chance visit to indie club Eric’s in Liverpool, which introduced him to the punk scene…and an alternative musical odyssey began.
When Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut Crocodiles, the album was the making of the band, and a cult following began to grow. In Echoes, Will recounts the band’s whirlwind rise to stardom, sharing never-before-told anecdotes, including playing sold-out-shows at Whiskey A Go Go and experiencing the iconic New York club scene, supplemented by photographs of the cultural, social and political scenes at the time.
This is a memoir to savour.
Will Sergeant is a founding member of Echo & The Bunnymen. He has been cited as an influence for many bands and artists internationally, including U2, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Radiohead. He lives in the north west of England and still tours across the world to this day with his band.
Will is in-conversation with Liverpool’s UNESCO Head of Music, Kevin McManus.
The in-conversation will be followed by a book signing. Books are available to purchase on the evening from Linghams Booksellers.
Tickets £8 - on sale Friday 7 July, 10am