The No Good Brother(s) Tour is flying by so fast we at Tyler's publicity team can barely keep pace. Only a few days ago it seemed they were in Cardigan, followed swiftly by gigs at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre in London and Waterstones Westquay in Southampton. We fully expected Tyler to ruin one or more of those gigs by showcasing his harmonica-playing skills but apparently he kept that impulse in check, and by all accounts the combination of his readings and Jonathan's evocative music are going down well. This weekend the tour rolls east, stopping at The Forecourt Fringe at the Laugharne Festival, followed by a brief mid-week hiatus before crossing back into England next weekend for two more gigs. In Laugharne the brothers will appear Sunday afternoon along with a stellar line-up of Parthian authors, at the Clifton Garage Forecourt. Come along and join the fun - day tickets are only a tenner.
Tonight the No Good Brother(s) Tour kicks off when Tyler and his brother Jonathan join the Cellar Bards in Cardigan. The Bards are a talented group of writers and always provide a warm welcome for their guests, so it's the perfect spot to launch the tour. The event takes place in Cardigan's Cellar Bar at 7.30 pm tonight - so catch you there!
This week marks the second week in the innovative Underground: Tales for London project, run by The Borough Press and The Evening Standard. Twelve authors were asked to developed a short story inspired by the tube. Each story will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, and extracts appear in the paper. The project started off last week with 'The Piccadilly Predicament' by Lionel Shriver, and this week the baton passed to Tyler, whose story is entitled 'Worm on a Hook' (kudos if you catch the Canadian musical reference). Here's the official summary, courtesy of The Evening Standard:
"The second episode of 'Underground: Tales for London' is a funny, wince-inducing family caper along the central line. A careless father walks his toddler into a pillar while rushing for a train, then faces embarrassment and desperation as they try valiantly to find a hospital."
The piece can be listened to in its entirety at The Evening Standard, and an extract is available online here. The complete series of stories will be collected in an anthology, to be published by Borough this autumn.