Mark Hollis author to launch new edition of biography with evenings celebrating the musician's work

Mark Hollis
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The author of the recent Mark Hollis biography A Perfect Silence has announced three unique evenings in July which will celebrate the life and work of the late Talk Talk singer, who died in 2020.

Ben Wardle, a former A&R man who signed Sleeper and Stephe Duffy and who is now a writer and lecturer in music business at The University of Gloucestershire, will feature in conversation with host and journalist Duncan Steer, as he introduces a new edition of A Perfect Silence, through Rocket 88 books.

These will take place at the George IV pub in Chiswick on July 3, the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge in July 7 and Sidney & Matilda in Sheffield on July 8.

The Chiswick evening will also feature special guest Phill Brown, engineer of Talk Talk's last two albums, Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock and Mark Hollis' lone solo album.

The evening will include a playback of Spirit of Eden, recreating the studio atmosphere in which it was recorded – in darkness with the room lit only by abstract images from an oil projector.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.