Viva Loch Lomond! collects the greatest hits of stand-up poet, comedian and broadcaster Elvis McGonagall in one volume for the first time. Witty, satirical but not afraid to be plain daft, his work takes aim at our septic isle of zero-hourscontracts, food banks and cup-cakery. From Scottish independence to the “war on terror” via turbo-capitalist greed; from Blair and Bush to Dave and Boris via the death of Thatcher; from William Wallace’s taste for cheese to the Queen’s love of gangsta rap VIA BREXIT AND TRUMPERY, Elvis kicks against the injustices of
austerity Britain but still finds time to wax lyrical about the joys of whisky, Greek islands and life in a godforsaken rural idyll. Viva Loch Lomond! lays bare the workings of his befuddled mind as he scribbled these poems from the dubious comfort of his revolting armchair at the Graceland Caravan Park.
In conjunction with the release and the Stroud book launch at the SVA on the 2nd Dec we have obtained an exclusive extract which you can read by clicking the button below:
Viva Loch Lomond! Is out now via Burning Eye Books. Elvis will be appearing at Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff together with Byron Vincent and Miserable Malcolm on Sat 2nd Dec at the SVA , John Street. Tickets cost just £8.50 in advance from sva.org.uk and £10 on the door. A framed print by Kitty Crossley of verses from the poem ‘9.3% Swing’ will be available to purchase on the night.
Pick up this month's issue (out now!) to read an interview with Elvis by Lorna Davies...