From the nervous first-nighter to the hardened veteran, here are the unforgettable voices of dozens of door staff from across the UK and abroad: the drugs, girls and gangs; the door wars, reprisals and straighteners; the sex-mad groupies and broken marriages; the hardmen, nutters, cowards and bullies; the tragedies, the camaraderie and the grim humour of a dangerous, thankless job.
With tales from the bow tie-and-knuckleduster days of the Sixties to the huge security firms of today, BOUNCERS tells it like it is working the doors of pub and club land.
In this hard-hitting autobiography, he lays bare the secret world of illicit prize-fighting and recalls his violent clashes with pro-boxers, martial artists, streetfighters and the lawless `suicide fighters' who seek out the top champions of the day. He describes great fighters of the past like the infamous Uriah `Big Just' Burton, the challenges he threw out to London hardmen Lennie McLean and Roy Shaw, and the brutal mob attack that almost cost him his life.
His extraordinary memoir also contains many rare photographs and unveils the formidable new breed of fighting travellers.