'Looking back, I'm still not entirely sure how the debacle involving a skiffle band, a Mersey ferry, a group of irate pensioners and a pair of transvestite flamenco dancers happened...'
HOW DOES IT FEEL? A Life of Musical Misadventures is the strange-but-true memoir of film critic Mark Kermode's other life in music. It tells the story of how a spotty kid from North London who built an electric guitar at school wound up recording an album at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. It follows Mark's haphazard musical career, from inauspicious beginnings in 1970s church halls and youth clubs to performing live at the Albert Hall, via a mercifully short-lived stint in musical theatre and stand-up comedy. En route, we witness him stride around chaotic kids' TV shows dressed head-to-foot in black leather, get heckled off stage by a bunch of bingo-playing septuagenarians on a boat on the Mersey, show Timmy Mallet how to build a tea-chest bass, and successfully teach an American festival audience to say 'bollocks'.
Hilarious, self-deprecating, blissfully nostalgic HOW DOES IT FEEL? is the account of a boy born with an obsession for music and the riotous journey of a bedroom dreamer's ridiculous attempts to nail pop stardom.
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Mark Kermode is Chief Film Critic for the Observer and co-host of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is the author of IT'S ONLY A MOVIE; THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MULTIPLEX; THE MOVIE DOCTORS (with Simon Mayo) and HATCHET JOB, hailed by Stephen Fry as 'the finest film critic in Britain at the absolute top of his form.' He plays double-bass and harmonica in the Dodge Brothers, the award-winning skiffle-and-blues band, who also accompany silent movies. He has written and presented film and music shows on Channel 4 and BBC 2, and on BBC Radio stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live and more. He recently presented Celluloid Jukebox on BBC Radio 2 and is working on Mark Kermode's Screen Stories, a five part TV series co-written with Kim Newman due to air this Spring. He holds two Sony Awards for his radio programmes, and the Dodge Brothers album The Sun Set was voted Blues Album of the Year 2013 by the roots music magazine Spiral Earth.