Book Soup presents Elvis Costello in conversation with Chris Connelly discussing and signing Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink

Event location: Wilshire Ebell Theater located at 4401 W 8th St, Los Angeles

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm.   Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world s greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello‚Äôs career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom.   This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame.  (Blue Rider Press)

Tickets are now available through Brown Paper Tickets. Cost is $38.00 +tax & will include one signed copy of Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink. All books will be signed ahead of time so there will not be a book signing at the event. Signed books will be handed out the night of the event to ticket holders. For additional information or questions, please contact Book Soup at 310/659-3110 or email us at



Event date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005