Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.
He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him. Rock and Roll is about many things, but first you've got to get out of the house. Lach finds himself trying to find common ground with his small, and at times, unappreciative audience. What's so complicated about his love for four very hairy men?
Written and performed by Lach
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin.