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Your copy of 'Not From Above!' - arriving this week!

Monday, 1 April 2019

Hi all,

Hope Spring finds you well. Exciting news: your copy of 'Not From Above!' will be mailed out this week. Thanks so much again for your support - you made the project possible. 

The book you can listen to...

Don't forget you also get a 12-song album. There's a sticker inside the cover of the book, with a link and code so you can download the album from If for any reason…

Not From Above! - live performance 23rd March 2019 - Union Chapel

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Hi there, dear supporters... (pledgers? pledginators?)

Not From Above! – the book you kindly supported – is in full production now, typos fixed, cover illustrated, and so on. So, as we gear up for the launch at the end of April, I thought I'd invite you to a little performance we're doing. 

Saturday 23rd March: 12-2pm at the Union Chapel, N1

My band, Alexander's Festival Hall, will be playing…

Huzzah! Publishing level = UNLOCKED!

Friday, 12 October 2018

They said it couldn't be done. They said no-one reads any more. They laughed when you said "but jazzy tunes!" They threw sand on your chips when you tried whistling the book's theme tune in a crowded mall. 

Well who's laughing now? ;-)


Here is a short video, made with much love and little dexterity.

I will be in touch soon with timings for release…

Authentic-looking promotional shot

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Hi all,

We're (almost) nearly there!

Captured recently on CCTV at Waterstone's on Kensington High Street, this photo captures the horrifying reality you've helped create, and for which, my undying thanks.

If you know anyone else who might like to support the project, in these, its nail-biting-final-days, do ping it round! 

Pledge and pre-order here.

Once publication is achieved, I…

What is the deal with ... islands?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Maybe it's because I'm a Brit., the classic proud-of-our-castles, island nation. Maybe there's just something strangely enticing about a holiday in a place of limited scope and scale. Maybe it's just the idea of walking into a remote pub on the Isle of Skye and ordering an espresso martini... 

Well, here's a short excerpt from 'Not from above'... a dark, listicle-esque whimsy entitled 'Things that…

The half way feeling

Friday, 17 August 2018

Hi all,

"Whoa..oh we're half way there...

Something something something... livin' on a prayer".


Thanks again for your support on the 'Not from above' pledge-drive (love that phrase, you immediately picture American comics earnestly imploring faces... begging you to support "your local PBS station..." - everything in America seems to involve driving ;-)

In a caffeinated fit of…

The book that's a record ... is now also a gig (round your gaff!)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Well hello again...

Perhaps it was sun stroke, or just the weapons-grade espresso, but I had another idea for this Unbound pledge campaign: a little bonus gig round the house of what we might call "mega-donors" ;-) 

There's a new option in town: Home Performance. Go 'large' today and in addition to the book and album you'll get a performance of a selection of songs from the record and readings…

Excerpt: that mid-late afternoon feeling

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Hi all,

Thanks to all the latest supporters, your pledges are most gratefully received! 

To give you a little teaser of the book, here's comedian Alison Dennison reading a very short excerpt from 'Not from above', a story called: Hometime.

If you like it, do forward my book/campaign to friends you think might also support it. It helps me hit that funding target!


Alex x

Publication date: Spring 2019
101% funded
174 backers