Phil Veacock


“We made records and got into The Charts. We were on the telly and everything but finally we imploded in a puff of musical and personal acrimony. It was 1989”.

This is the twentieth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

Phil Veacock of the Deptford Rivieras, he can play the recorder with his nose, and other instruments properly.

The square was cut from a postcard I picked up from the pavement. The postcard was advertising Jazz nights in the Crypt, November 2015. The photographer is uncredited, but thanks to Phil I now know him to be Chris Tostevin-Hall.


6 thoughts on “Phil Veacock

  1. OMG the nose thing.

    I was reading the quote, and figuring it was a LONG TIME AGO, and then I see, 1989, and I felt a jolt. Because I was 30+ years old that year and so there was a sound of worlds colliding and accordioned time. Can I have so many years in me already? Phil, what you have done to me…!

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