Michael "Atters" Attree
|Michael "Atters" Attree|
Michael "Atters" Attree sporting his famous handlebar moustache
|Born||22 April 1965|
|Occupation||British satirist, comedy writer, performer, comedian|
Attree is Editor at Large and "resident bounder" for the satirical magazine The Chap. His featured interviewees include Leslie Phillips, Sir Patrick Moore, Brian Blessed, Alan Moore and Jilly Cooper,  while his ongoing column "The Pentagram of Atters" highlights the supernatural. Attree is prominent campaigner and activist within the 'Chap movement'. In his book London Calling: A Countercultural History of London since 1945, author Barry Miles highlighted how Attree (along with two colleagues) climbed to the top of a Rachel Whiteread art installation as part of their Tate Modern Protest. The author notes "At only ten feet from the peak, they were halted by the sound of a megaphone but a swift scramble took them to the summit where they planted a Union flag, drank a chilled martini and passed around a celebratory briar." 
Attree has contributed to publications such as Time Out and The Guardian and erotic comedy for magazines such as Penthouse Forum, Erotic Knave (as "The Knave") and Erotic Review. He was also Flux magazines Paranormal Investigations Editor and contributes to magazines specific to the subject of the paranormal.
In 2010 Attree was a special guest on The David Dickinson Show (ITV1). In 2009 he appeared on Blighty with comedian Vic Reeves in My Brilliant Britain (a documentary about Tweed). In 2006 he featured in a Lonely Planet Six Degrees documentary where he delivered a historical account of the River Thames, Henry Mayhew and mudlarking. In 2003 he was sponsored by Channel Four to attend Milan’s European Beard & Moustache Championships as part of the British team.
In the late 80s, Janet Street-Porter (then head of BBC Youth and Entertainment Features) commissioned Attree to work as a producer/director for BBC TV.He later worked as a documentaries producer for Channel Four. Prior to his television work he was an independent 16mm filmmaker and active member of the LFMC. The late film critic and director Lindsay Anderson once said of his work: "Menacing, disturbing, disturbed. Such is the ruthlessness and ironic-poetic spirit of Attree's probing camera".
His theatre show Atters Attree’s Chap-orgasmic Terrors is a sci-fi/horror comedy spin off of his former Flux magazine series. His act was first performed at the Komedia theatre, Brighton and has been performed regularly as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe.   Attree later recounted how (while at performance in Dublin) his satirical portrayals of The Abominable Gayman and The Popes PayPal Stigmata were received with "boos" and a sheep heart thrown at him on stage. He is also a Master of Ceremonies performer within the fields of Neo-burlesque.
Attree regularly quotes his serious interest in Out of Body experiences and paranormal research in general.   Through his work he has also highlighted numerous conspiracy theories and alleged negative dealings by various clandestine organizations and global corporations.   Le Figaro magazine states: "Anarcho-dandy, Michael Attree is a revolutionary cell in three-piece suit who cherishes the dream of overthrowing the Western consumer society."
He is a committee member of London's Handlebar Club and was the editor of the club's journal for a number of years. He was Chairman and host compère of the World Beard and Moustache Championships 2007, held at the Brighton Centre and also hosted the British Beard & Moustache Championships 2012 held at the Brighton Dome. 
- The Argus (Brighton) Weekend (cover feature): A Bounder and a Cad. 25–26 August 2007.
- The Chap magazine, The Bounder: Autumn 2006. Issue 31.
- Adams, Nathaniel & Callahan, Rose (2013). I am Dandy: The return of the Elegant gentleman. Gestalten (Berlin). ISBN 978-3-89955-484-7.
- Le Figaro magazine: Les Extravagants-Michael "Atters" Attree. 8 August 2009
- IMDB: Publicity Interviews for Leslie Philips.
- The Chap magazine, Feature Interview: Dec/Jan 2013. Issue 66.
- The Chap magazine, Feature Interview: Apr/may 2012. Issue 68.
- The Chap magazine, Feature Interview: Aug/Sep 2013. Issue 70.
- The Chap magazine, Feature Interview: Oct/Nov 2013. Issue 71.
- Daily Mail, 27 Oct, 2013. (Rachel Johnson)
- The Chap magazine,(P.70): Apr/May 2012. Issue 66 (onward).
- The Times: I say Chaps, should Abercrombie’s really be allowed into Savile Row? April 24, 2012 (Valentine Low)
- Miles, Barry (2010). London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945. Atlantic Books. ISBN 978-1-84354-613-9.
- The Guardian: Travel (weekend supplement), 31 March 2007
- Penthouse Forum magazine, Volume 40: Number 12.
- Erotic Knave magazine: Vol 41. Issue 3 (onwards)
- Erotic Review magazine, "Atters". Issue NO 76+.
- Flux magazine. Issues 52-61.
- Fortean Times magazine, "The Occult Moustache" (feature). FT269 December 2010
- IMDB: The David Dickinson Show (ITV1).
- IMDB: Lonely Planet Six Degrees.
- Atters Interview (May 2007).
- Penthouse Forum magazine, Volume 43: NO.10
- The Guardian Cathy Troupp: Strangers on a whilder shore. 20 November 1990
- LFMC Cinema Events Programme: April/May 1987
- Fortean Times magazine: FT269 December 2010
- Komedia Brighton Autumn Programme, 2007
- The Independent: Brighton Festival Fringe supplement, 2 May 2009
- The Guardian The Guide Saturday 1 September - Friday 7 September 2007
- The Argus: Cult comedian Atters comes to the Festival Fringe. 15 April 2009
- The Chap magazine, The Bounder: Feb-Mar. Issue NO 37.
- The Argus Interview Feature: Michael "Atters" Attree (Ian Ray, 26 June 2010)
- Festival Previews: 10 Questions: An Interview with "Atters" (question 8, answer 5)
- Foreplay magazine: Ghost Sex Issue (No5). Sex on the Astral Plane (feature) by Michael "Atters" Attree p.96-101
- Festival Previews: 10 Questions: An Interview with "Atters"(question 10)
- Source: Feature Interview (November 2009)
- The Handlebar Club
- Temple, Gustav (2011). Am I a Chap? Beautiful Books Limited (London). ISBN 9781905636815.
- Huffington Post 17th Sept, 2012. BBMC
- The Telegraph: Contest is razor sharp at first British Beard and Moustache Championships (Adam Lusher) 16th Sept, 2012
- The Chap magazine, The Bounder: April–May. NO. 38.
- The Max Miller Appreciation Society (official magazine): No.45. Issue 3. Volume 12. (Autumn 2010).