PREVIEW: Jake Shears in conversation with Matthew Todd

Besi Besemar April 30, 2018

At this special event presented by Waterstones, the lead singer of multiplatinum-selling glam rock band Scissor Sisters and one of the World’s most famous LGBT+ icons will discuss his beautifully wide-eyed and determined coming-of-age memoir: Boys Keep Swinging with award-winning journalist, author, and former editor of Attitude Magazine, Matthew Todd.

BEFORE becoming lead singer with the Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, just a kid with an unfathomable imagination and a love of He-Man dolls.

Jake Shears
Jake Shears

Splitting life between Arizona and the Pacific West Coast, his childhood was marked by school bullies and the terror of the rise and misunderstanding surrounding the AIDS virus.

With changes in age and geography Shears gradually found a sense of belonging – first in Seattle, then in the street life and lights of New York City in the late 90s where, with friends and musicians also thirsting for freedom and the stage, he would form Scissor Sisters and go on to sell out venues worldwide.

“The purpose of my life is to entertain. It’s a constant feedback loop.”

Matthew Todd
Matthew Todd

Event: Waterstones presents Jake Shears in conversation with Matthew Todd

Where: The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove , BN3 1AS

When: Friday May, 4

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £26, includes admission and a copy of Boys Keep Swinging (RRP £20) or £10 general admission

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