Published on July 7th, 2016 | by LTWF1
Steve Ignorant is a singer/songwriter and artist, who together with kindred spirit Penny Rimbaud, established the extremely influential DIY anarcho-punk band CRASS. It existed from 1977 to 1984 and released classics like ‘Stations Of The Crass’, ‘The Feeding Of The 5000’ and ‘Christ The Album’. Their music was uncompromising and anarchistic but always extremely well thought out. As a result, their albums still sound fiercely relevant.
After the demise of that band, Steve found himself with idle hands. The timing was perfect for those hands to slip into the glove-puppet characters of the ‘Dominion of Fancy’ otherwise known as ‘Punch’s Opera’. He performed the traditional Punch and Judy show using the name Professor Ignorant.
His autobiography ‘The Rest Is Propaganda’ was first published in 2010. The revised version is now available from Steve’s own publishing company Dimlo Productions.
Steve is currently busy writing new songs and touring with his band Slice Of Life. A far cry from the aggression of Crass, nevertheless compelling with powerful songs delivered in an acoustic style. Both personal and universal, Slice of Life present ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home. They supported kindred-spirits Sleaford Mods to capacity crowds at venues such as London’s Forum and performed at the Rebellion, Wickerman and KISMIF festivals. In so doing, the band have won over many new fans and rekindled the interest of many an older punk rocker.
Join us with Steve for a very special in conversation with Manchester’s own CP Lee, Sunday 13th November, 3.45pm.