Useless trivia (an occasional series)

I read a couple of weeks ago that singer-songwriter Jack Peñate (who delivered a stomring performace at Leeds Met last Saturday) is the grandson of author Mervyn Peake, writer of the Gormenghast books. According to Wikipeeja, not always reliable but filled with pop culture-related stuff, it’s true. There is literally nothing to connect the Gothic, surreal prose of Peake and Peñate’s bouncy ska and skiffle-influenced pop, except the fact I rather like them both.


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