A night celebrating the life and work of Phil Ochs – the President of Protest.
Phil wrote some of the most caustic, humourous and hard-hitting songs of the 1960s. Songs of protest and power, but songs of great poetry too.
Seeking to become the “first left-wing star” he threw himself into the fights for Civil Rights and Workers Rights and campaigned vigorously and imaginatively against the war in Vietnam.
The fact that so many of his “topical” songs remain so relevant is testament not only to his songwriting but also the fact that so many of the battles of the Sixties are still being fought today.
Phil took his own life in 1976, losing his battles against depression and alcoholism.
This December would have been Phil’s 75th Birthday – so in his honour we are holding a night of his songs, with performances from singers from near and far.
£3 in – all profits in aid of C.A.L.M (https://www.thecalmzone.net/) – a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.
In 2013, male suicide accounted for 78% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 – 45 in the UK.
Andy Holland – Liverpool (https://m.soundcloud.com/andyholland01)
Morgan Brown – Liverpool (https://pardonus.bandcamp.com/)
Ash Centi – Milton Keynes
The Swapsies – Liverpool (www.theswapsies.co.uk)