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Book & Album Launch (May 10th)


7-10pm May 10, 2012

Madame Jojo’s, 8-10 Brewer Street, London – WC1F 0SE

You are warmly invited to our launch party at Madame Jojo’s to celebrate the release of Maggie & Martin’s debut album UNION & Clayton Littlewood’s long awaited second novel, GOODBYE TO SOHO.


Come and join us for readings from the book and songs from the album performed live.


In 2006, Clayton Littlewood and his partner Jorge Betancourt had a shop on Old Compton Street in Soho called Dirty White Boy and every night, once the shop had closed, Clayton would sit by the window and write about the strange characters who’d been in the shop that day. He started to post these diary entries up on Myspace and it was through reading Clayton’s diary entries that Maggie and Martin met.


The diary entries led to a book (Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho) and to a play. When Clayton was looking for music for the play he asked Maggie and Martin if they would be willing to contribute a set of original songs. This collaboration led to the duo writing and recording an album’s worth of material. The result of which is Union, a labour of love, it’s creation spanning a two-year period, with Martin in Manchester and Maggie on the South coast.


Thus, this event is both a showcase of songs from their album and stories from Clayton’s new book (a sequel) entitled Goodbye to Soho.


Coincidentally both Union and Goodbye to Soho are released the same week so it seemed the perfect opportunity to do a joint evening of music and prose.


Union is released on Beauty Box Recordings and will be available to buy on cd or as a digital download in May.


Goodbye to Soho will be published on May 10th and will be available (in hardback, paperback and e-book) from all bookshops and online booksellers.


‘In a music world plagued by nostalgia, talent show fodder and Glee-inspired cover versions ad nauseum, it is wonderfully fresh to encounter a unique collaboration such as Maggie & Martin.’ – Polari Magazine


‘The album oozes great songwriting skills from the poppy rock that is ‘Destiny Calling’ to the Bowie-esque ‘Wu at Heart’ and the bi lingual single release ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’. The result is a stunning compilation of pop, rock, ballad and dance tunes that really do have to be heard.’ – Dusty O (QX magazine)


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