St Etienne’s Bob Stanley for Deer Shed Book Club

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By Graham Chalmers

Deer Shed Festival is entering the literary world.

The popular, family-friendly North Yorkshire music festival is not only presenting top indie acts like Johnny Marr later this month at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, it’s also welcoming top authors of a musical and non-musical genre for the first-ever Deer Shed Festival Book Club.

From Gig Scene’s point of view, we are very excited about the arrival of Bob Stanley and Miles Hunt, two musicians who both write just as well as they play.

Stanley, a member of Saint Etienne, will be discussing his recent publication Yeah Yeah Yeah – The Story of Modern Pop which was named the Sunday Times’ Music Book of the Year in 2013.

This brilliant book covers the entire history of pop from the 1950s to the present day.

He will be discussing the book in conversation with The Guardian’s Dave Simpson.

Miles Hunt, a member of Wonder Stuff, will be reading excerpts from a book which covers the golden years of the hit indie band.

Other literary guests at Deer Shed Festival Book Club include Samantha Ellis, Stephen May, Susie Steiner and Emily Rhodes.