Ian McNabb
MERSEYBEAST - A Musical Memoir 


  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales (3 Oct 2008)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 190526688X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905266883
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm

Product Description

Many books about the rock industry are written by ghost writers - this is a refreshing change. This book features the words of Ian McNabb a Liverpool singer-songwriter who has had his fair share of ups and downs. A book from the heart about his art. It s a compelling journey into the music industry and this witty writer knows when to hit all the right buttons. Ian deserves a number one with this work in the best seller chart. Appealing to musicians everywhere and those who want to go back stage with a unique access all areas pass. Merseybeast: A Musical memoir This is a book for anyone who ever wanted to know what happens when you (almost) get every thing you ever wanted. Written by one of the most articulate of rock stars Ian McNabb chronicles his life with a clarity seldom seen in such musical insights. A stunning collection of photographs and anecdotes from his own very personal collection add plenty of colourful imagery. There are hilarious moments throughout and poignant ones too as Ian takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride with him reflecting along the way on family, friends, success and failure. What is it it like playing in tiny clubs then big international festivals? Rubbing shoulders with gobal superstars? Merseybeat gives some of the answers. BBC star Janice Long supplies the foreword. Features in Trinity Mirror s Own Titles and across the digital platforms. Interviews, signing sessions and competitions as well as radio interviews on national and local BBC Radio Merseyside and City Talk, Liverpool. Press interviews with national and provinvial media across all platforms. The books will be sold at Ian s many gigs at home and abroad. There are personal appearances, signings and Q & As. Ian is also performing unplugged sets to promote his autobiography.

About the Author

Ian Mcnabb is one of the finest singer-songwriters Britain has produced over the past twenty-five years. He was a founder member of the band Icicle Works From his innocent first steps into the music business via the working men s social clubs in the mid 70s to his success on the world stage in the 80s and beyond, join him on a rock and rollercoaster ride. Told to the reader as though they were sitting down over drinks with the author, this is an exhilarating, exciting, frequently hilarious account of his hits and misses, written with a refreshing frankness. McNabb is a Mercury Prize nominated artist. 

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