If you’d like to purchase Paul’s latest book ‘The Edinburgh Fringe in a Nutshell’ please click here
Reviews for, ‘The Edinburgh Fringe in A Nutshell’:
‘An Entertaining Guide to Entertainment……This little Gem is a must. Whether you are a Fringe Fan, Performer, or just wondering what The Fringe Festival is all about. I highly recommend you give this book a whirl. It’s insightful, clever, funny, entertaining, factual and full of great advice for everyone.
An entertaining, practical and fun guide to entertainment and can be applied to any festival, anywhere.’
Eileen Cummings, Red Room Poets Edinburgh, August 2015
Lyrical Quibble and Quip (2001) Published by JOKAT Audio ISBN 978-0-9555340-2-7
An audio poetry anthology, featuring the vocal talents of Richard O’Brien, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Funnell and Ian McCaskill
The Periphrast (2002) Published by JOKAT Audio ISBN 978-0-9555340-0-3
An audio book narrated by Den Hegarty
Daniel Vartes is The Periphrast, a laboriously cynical 52-year old with a comical view on life. During the course of his largely uneventful lifetime, he has been described as tiresome, unexceptional and periphrastic. But all that is going to change.
Learn more about Daniel’s different slant on life from this amusing audio book written by Paul Eccentric and starring Den Hegarty, the madcap bass singer with the 70s chart toppers, Darts, who was once described as “the scariest man in rock ‘n roll”.An hour long audio monologue in ten acts. Starring Den Hegarty, the play follows the demise of sandwich board philosopher Daniel Vartes as he sets out to save the world from the effects of his own nervous breakdown.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Periphrast, Den Hegarty reprised his role in the radio sequel, ‘Daniel Had An Idea’ which was broadcast on MyWord Radio in April 2012.
Out Of The Frying Pan (2003) Published by JOKAT Audio Series One Episodes 1-4 2003 ISBN 978-0-9555340-1-0
A series of four fifteen minute monologues starring Brian Cant and Edward Tudor Pole. Each tells the tale of one man’s attempt to help those around him , with the best of intentions, but the direst of consequences.
The Pedestrians – in which the adage ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ is flaunted to disastrous consequences
Everybody’s Friend – in which the art of seeing both sides of the argument is tested to the extremes
Job For Life – in which the extent of philanthropic social conscience is explored in explosive depth
Someone Else Completely – in which the policy of non interference is examined and found wanting
Down among The Ordinaries (2004) Published by United Press ISBN 1-84436-092-x
Sly Quip is a multi-millionaire, internationally acclaimed, multi award winning rock music demi-god. Or at least he had been until this morning when the bailiffs arrived to relieve him of the last vestiges of his former status.
Not all that long ago his pouting visage had adorned the bedroom ceilings of a whole generation of teenaged knicker wetters, until the hits had dried up and the only place that his face had been welcomed had been the bargain bin at Woolworths.
In desperation he had turned his hand to writing a warts-and-all exposure of the backstage antics of his former bandmates: an egotistical tirade of sex, drugs and perversion, designed to remind his public that, although their various solo forays had proved eminently more successful than his own, it had been on the back of his talent that they had prevailed.
But when the recipients of his smear campaign begin to die in a series of tragic misadventures, the finger of blame is pointed squarely at the bitter, revanchist `has-been’ with the poisoned pen. Somebody has set him up. Somebody has systematically destroyed his career to give him a motive for murder. But who? And why? And how is he ever going to find out if he can’t go anywhere without being hounded for autographs? There is only one thing for it: For Sly Quip to survive, Sly Quip has to die…
The Kult of The Kazoo (2009) Published by RRRANTS Publishing ISBN 978-0-9555340-3-4
The collected ravings of Paul Eccentric Volume one, featuring the right to reply as exercised by David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Jamie Oliver, HRH Prince Charles, Vernon Coleman and Paddington Bear!
Quaking in Me Stackheels (2010) Published by DesertHearts ISBN 978-1-898948-97-1
A beginners guide to surviving your first public performance. From checking your flies to handling hecklers, an invaluable guide for would-be performers.
‘a must-read for all aspiring singers, poets and comedians, but would be as inspirational for people just looking to improve their personal confidence’ =Nicola Curtis, The Hemel Gazette, July 2010
‘it is aimed at beginners, but is so informative and entertaining that more experienced performers; even those who just have to make the odd speach, can both enjoy and benefit from the read’~ Grella White, Watford Area Arts Forum, October 2010
‘invaluable lessons that will help anybody in any walk of life who would like to gain the self confidence of a shameless performer with thirty years of experience in one easy read’~ Donna Ray, Director of The RRRANTS Collective, August 2010
‘It does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to grasp and easily put into practice’~ Sp, performance poet. July 2010
Rrrantanory Little Stories (2013) Published by DesertHeart ISBN 978-1-908755-07-0
For those brought up in the Jackanory generation on bedtime stories and real books comes this collection of short cynical and bleakly comedic teatimes stories originally on ‘MyWordRadio.com’
‘A secret genius, only the world has to catch up,-Richard Frost, Scribal Gathering, June 2012
The Edinburgh Fringe In A Nutshell (2015) Published by Burning Eye Books ISBN 9-781909-136564
A performer’s guide to staying solvent and sane at the world’s biggest arts festival. Also a bloody good read if you’re not!
Insider tips on surviving the festival from those who have been there, done it and have the scars to prove it. A totally unbiased guide to taking a show to The Fringe without being ripped off, side lined or driven mad in one easily referenced and concise handbook. Some great quotes from the good and the great and anecdotes from Fringes past.
Click here for a review of the book launch by John Fleming
Rrrantanory CDs Published by RRRANTS Publishing
Series 1 (2011) ISBN 978-0-9555340-9-6/
Series 2 (2012) ISBN 978-0-9572808-2-3
Series 3 (2013) ISBN 978-0-9572808-4-7
Series 4 to follow in Spring 2015
‘These collections of Rrrantanory Tales I heard held me spellbound. He has the gift of language’– Lawrence Raw, Radio Drama Review, August 2012
Paul has also had his works published in various anthologies including:
Published by United Press:
‘In The Eyes Of The Poet’ (2001) ISBN 1-902803-83-3
‘A Captured Moment’ (2002) ISBN 1-904169-41-4
‘Impressions’ (2003) ISBN 1-84436-041-5
‘Dazzled By The Moon’ (2003) ISBN 1-84436-016-4
‘In This Life’ (2004) ISBN 1-84436-100-4
‘Summer Daze’ (2004) ISBN 1-84436-136-5