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You Know You Love It-bookcover

By: Matt Fielder

You Know You Love It

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This is the true story of one aspiring band’s out-of-control, flat spin and predictable nosedive into rock ‘n’ roll obscurity. It’s a torrid, tragic yet hilarious tale that will surely strike a chord with many a band out there. Because these guys weren’t going to go down quietly, they would go kicking and screaming with a defiant, united swagger, and a firmly-raised middle finger directed at the tide of indifference, musical and cultural, of the prejudices of their times.

Share their journey as all their hopes, dreams and ambitions crash and burn, then apparently sink without trace, buried for all eternity... until now. For just like a fully preserved fossil, uncovered after nigh on a quarter of a century, their real story can at last now be retold in all its salacious detail. The filth and the fury, the divisions and the dirt, exposed and relayed just as ye gods of rock would have decreed. It’s a very personal, honest, warts an’ all account drawn from the diary entries of the band’s frontman and lead vocalist, Matt Fielder.

Through all the ups and downs, tears, beers and occasional cheers of life in an outmoded, but still gigging heavy rock band in the 1990s. From its humble beginnings to its ill-fated ‘Storm over London’ tour and inevitable demise, It’s raw, it’s raucous, it’s rock ‘n’ fucking roll… and you know you are going to love It!

Matt Fielder is a prolific writer who has previously had work published as a food critic, columnist and journalist for The Richmond and Twickenham Times, as well as just about every other local newspaper and magazine in Surrey. He is also a renowned compère and MC of many events both large and small up and down the country, as well as an accomplished kids and adult party DJ. He is, however, perhaps best known locally for being a rock singer and fronting many bands over the years. He currently has an album out 21-Gun Salute by the United Kingdom of Rock, showcasing his work and gigs regularly on the pub circuit with classic rock cover band Ransom. He has been married for 30 years to his wife, Alicia, and they have two children – Ryan (16) and Zosia (11) – and they live in Fetcham, Surrey. Although a contributor to many publications over the years, this is in fact his first officially published book of any description.

Customer Reviews
13 reviews
13 reviews
  • Gina Linstead

    What a Brilliant insight of a band that I saw gig loads of times in the 90s I also booked them a few times while working at the red lion in Brent Ford so it was amazing that my old boss Brian Peters got a mention. Matt the author takes you through his journey with humor and a certain panache, trying his damnedest to make it big in a very hard Music industry while also dealing with the trials and tribulations of life. The title of this book says it all! “You know you love it” It’s a Rock n Roller-coaster read that you will Love.

  • Karen

    Having seen Hurricane Jane a couple of times I was quite intrigued to hear the story of them and Matt's exploits.
    I had a lot of laugh-out-loud moments reading the book. Even if you don't know anything about the band or Matt you should still give it a read.

  • A true account, to keep you smiling

    I loved Matt's book. He writes honestly, to the point, and sets me laughing out loud at many points. This is a funny but heart-filled book about Matt's efforts to achieve 'the year of the Jane'.
    Everyone will enjoy this book. If you have ever had the good fortune to meet Matt, even more so.

  • Sam Matthews

    Totally & utterly brilliant! Matt writes beautifully and poetically straight from the heart. Found it hard to put down as thoroughly entertaining with so many funny tales and anecdotes it really is a laugh a minute. Would highly recommend it.

  • A brilliant memoire of Matt"s life

    Matt will make you smile at his honest account of his journey through the world of the rock business.
    It is written showing his path along the way. This book will have you laughing out loud but also reflecting on his journey. A must-read, I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

  • Gill

    I loved this book Matt is a gifted writer who takes us on a journey and wow what a journey it is too! he tells the story of his band 'Hurricane Jane' through the good times and the bad the gigs that went well and those not so well warts and all honest tale of how hard it is for unsigned bands to make it in the music industry which will resonate with many bands out there today, the story moves along at pace with so many laugh out loud moments a hilarious look behind the scenes of a band who were determined to break through and each year wondering if it would be the year of the 'Jane'

  • Tracy Haynes

    What a Journey this book takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. Having frequented a number of the establishments Matt writes about and seeing HJ in a number of incarnations I found myself transported back to those days of hopes and dreams, wearing spandex (coz it was cool then) and being totally immersed in the Rock Scene. I found myself laughing out loud, cringing, and crying all in a matter of a few chapters with this book and could totally not put it down until I finished it. You know I did Love it Matt and big love for the memories xx

  • Gina Hurley

    I only met Matt about 6 months ago and instantly loved his fun-loving personality. Reading this book is like sitting in a pub, having drinks, and Matt telling you how it went. He Keeps you interested, entertained, and amused, and draws out your emotions too! You don't want to put the book down because you need to know what happens next! Matt has a heart of gold and a sense of humor some comedians can only dream of. We are already hoping we don't have to wait too long for the next book! Highly recommend this book to anyone.

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