LEGENDARY local musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker will take to the stage in South Yorkshire later this month to talk the audience through the “accumulated debris of a lifetime”.
To celebrate the publication of his highly anticipated new book ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’, the Pulp frontman, solo artist and DJ will be at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on Monday, May 30 “discussing his unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he’d rather forget”.
The first ever proper Pulp performance was at the now demolished Rotherham Arts Centre in July 1980 and, more than two decades later, in December 2002 Pulp played the Auto Festival at Magna Science Adventure Centre — at the time billed as being the band’s last ever gig. It remained their final live performance until 2011 when Pulp reunited and played festivals including the Isle of Wight, and Reading and Leeds.
The family of Rotherham-born drummer Nick Banks — a former Oakwood and Thomas Rotherham College student — also set up Banks Pottery, in Catcliffe. It was above the pottery warehouse where most of the 1995 album ‘Different Class’ was written. It reached number one in the UK albums chart, and spawned four top ten singles, including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’.
Pulp went on to sell more than 10 million records and headlined the Pyramid Stage of the Glastonbury Festival twice.
Jarvis has also worked as a solo artist and is a former BBC 6 Music host.
A tour spokesperson said: “Good Pop, Bad Pop asks whether the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display.
“When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions.
“In this exclusive UK tour, Jarvis takes us through the accumulated debris of a lifetime for the first time, revealing his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.”