Bonehead is spreading the word

Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs. Picture: Damian Morgan/www.musicpictures.com*
Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs. Picture: Damian Morgan/www.musicpictures.com*
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He found fame and fortune as a guitarist for British loudmouth rock group Oasis.

Now Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs is coming to Southsea to spread the word about his new project.

He’s teamed up with Salford songwriter Vinny Peculiar, real name Alan Wilkes, and the pair have put together an album called Parlour Flames.

Before its release on Monday the musicians will hold a day workshop and jam together at The Pyramids Centre on Friday, May 24.

The record is being released by Cherry Red Records on CD, vinyl and in the form of digital tracks on the web.

‘To be quite honest, for the last year I have been heads down,’ Bonehead explains.

‘It’s very exciting.

‘It’s the first thing I have put my name to since I quit the band and that speaks volumes.’

Vinny and Bonehead co-wrote and produced all the songs and both played guitar, bass, piano and keyboard.

The record also features Che Beresford, from Badly Drawn Boy, on drums and percussion, Semay Woo on cellos, Anna Zweck, from Samson & Delilah, on flute and backing vocals, Bob Marsh, from Badly Drawn Boy and I Am Kloot, on trumpets and fugal horn.

Cherry Ghost’s Ollie Collins also played bass on a couple of tracks.

The record was engineered by Dave Fyfe, and made in Bonehead’s home studio in Manchester.

Bonehead previously played bass guitar in Vinny’s band on a string of European shows in 2007 and guitar on the Vinny Peculiar album Other People Like Me, which was released in 2011.

Profits from the gig will go towards Tonic Music for Mental Health, which helps people with mental issues to find healing through music.

Vinny says: ‘There is a lot of struggle, and music is a great way of releasing those struggles.

‘Self-expression is therapeutic.

‘It’s not just for people who have mental health issues, the invitation is open to everyone.

‘It’s about getting creative and sharing ideas.’

Tickets for the show cost £2 in advance and can be bought from pyramids-live.co.uk Doors open at 7.30pm.