Event Details

Lach's Hope & Gleam English Summer Tour
Tue July 26, 2022 7:45 pm BST (Doors: 7:30 pm )
The Engine Room , The Old Maltings Building, North Shields
Ages 18 and Up
With six critically acclaimed albums (“5 stars. Splendid, best of its
kind!”-Mojo Magazine), a sold out book of poetry (“Outstandingly
beautiful.” - stirlingwriter.com) and a hit BBC Radio 4
comedy/storytelling series ‘The Lach Chronicles’ (Top Radio Pick Hit
from The London Times, The Observer, The Independent, The
Telegraph!) Lach still cites playing live as his favorite part of his artistic

Lach says, “I actually dig all of it or I wouldn’t do it. The albums, the
books, the radio show, I see them all as just falling under the general

umbrella of being a writer. But it’s at the gigs that it all comes together
whether I’m singing a song, telling a story, reading a poem or just riffing.
No genre, no definitions just that campfire glow of total possibility. It’s
been over three years since I last toured the UK, this is going to be
freaking amazing!”

“A Lach show is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely
to send you home with several favourite new songs"- The Guardian UK

Some Nice Things Some Nice Folks Have Said About Lach:

 “He’s f*cking funny!” - Nikki Sixx (Motley Crüe)

 “I got his songs on my driving tape.” - David Johannsen (The NY Dolls)

“The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone.” - Billy Ficca
(of Television)

“The best songwriter I’ve ever met!” - Adam Green (of The Moldy

“Incredibly entertaining. The captain of our ship.” –Duglas T Stewart (of
The BMX Bandits)

“Lach is my hero and mentor.” - Hamell on Trial

“Thirty years after I first heard Lach’s songs his words still inspire me." -
Paul Sanchez of Cowboy Mouth

“Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous
of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and
random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution.”- NY Times

“The greatest punk songwriter you've never heard of.” - Louder Than

“★★★★★! Really quite magical!” - The Herald

“★★★★★! Thoroughly entertaining and unique!” - The Daily Record

“★★★★★! Lach is a beat-punk-unplugged joy”- The Guardian

“A wholly enjoyable voyage into a strange and brilliant musical mind!"-

“Genius” - Penthouse