Caught by the River

Electric Guitar: Bill Drummond & Will Sergeant in conversation at The Social

Bill Drummond | 3rd June 2021

ELECTRIC GUITAR is a Forty Minute Interview live in public.

ELECTRIC GUITAR is a Forty Minute Interview where Will Sergeant is asked four questions by Bill Drummond.

The four questions are:

What is an Electric Guitar?

What is an Electric Guitar for?

What made you pick up an Electric Guitar for the first time?

What would make you put down an Electric Guitar for the last time?

These four questions and their answers may lead elsewhere.

After the Forty Minute Interview there could be a short break for refreshments.

After the short break there could be a further forty minutes of Questions and Answers, where Bill Drummond will chair the questions directed at Will Sergeant.

Will Sergeant and Bill Drummond have been friends for over forty years and counting.

They have experienced the worst and best of each other.

They have seen the darkness and the light.

This Forty Minute Interview might be one of Bill Drummond’s ongoing Forty Minute Inerviews where he asks variants of the same four questions.

This will be the second of them.

The first was done before lockdown with Kevin Williamson from Neu! Reekie! The four questions then were What is Poetry? What is Poetry for? When did you first write a poem? What would stop you writing poems?

ELECTRIC GUITAR might be recorded / filmed for posterity.

‘Electric Guitar’, our first live event in over 18 months, takes place at The Social on 22nd July 2021.

Will Sergeant is the legendary mercurial guitarist and founder member of Echo & the Bunnymen. His first book — an autobiography called ‘Bunnyman’ — is published by Constable/Little Brown on July 15th.

Bill Drummond is the Bunnymen’s former manager, Will’s friend of over forty years and a longtime Caught by the River writer.

Copies of ‘Bunnyman’ will be on sale in the venue on the night. Music in the interval and after the Q&A comes from DJ Danny Mitchell (Heavenly Jukebox).

Doors at 7pm. The talk commences at 7:45. Tickets are £12 before booking fee, available here, or £10 for Lunker-tier Caught by the River subscribers (keep your eye on your inbox for the discount code). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 4 June, at 9am. We’re expecting both subscribers’ and general sale tickets to sell out very quickly, so don’t dally.