Performances

2017

 

Sept

30th Sept in Antenna Studios  7.30pm -11pm

Special Guest Slot at launch of the album ‘Sleep of Reason’ by T.A.Wright
and Orchestra Fantasma,

first release on the new-born Distributore Fantasma records.

Produced by Donald Ross Skinner and T.A. Wright:
‘This song-cycle takes you on a circular tour, opening with the dystopian folk- allegory of Dark Island moving through relentless groove of Children of Birds, the drifting melancholy of How to Talk to a Mountain and the plangent garage/prog bombast of Last of England before coming to an uneasy rest where it began.’

At Crystal Palace’s music, arts and general good-vibes hub, the lovely Antenna Studios. Featuring live performance of the Sleep of Reason song cycle by T.A.Wright and Orchestra Fantasma plus performances by special guests including Joe Duggan and Lost Folk Collective
Psychedelic RPMs provided by D.J. Paul
Compere: Adam Brody (Stage Door Guy, SeLAR)

Orchestra Fantasma are:
Amar Singh- Drums
Paul Tornbohm (Piano Magic) Bass
Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, Love Amongst Ruin, Salad) Guitar/keyboards
Franck Alba (Fireflies, Piano Magic, Low Road) Guitars
T.A.Wright guitar, vocals

July

July 6th At The Sydenham Arts Festival

Very honoured to be mc-ing and facilitating the Q and A at this great event:

Spoken Word Poet – Deanna Roger

A firm believer in the power of unconditional love, “The best advice I’ve ever been given is to be grateful for everything”.

Deanna is an international writer, performer and facilitator. She co-curates two leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me and is on the board of Safe Ground.  Accolades include: ELLE UK’s ’30 inspirational women under 30′, The Female Lead’s ’20 in their 20s’.  She teaches the Writing Poetry for Performance module with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University and is a tutor at School of Communication Arts (‘The most successful ad school in the world’).

More info here

Doors: 7.15pm
Performance: 8pm plus Q&A

 

June

Tuesday  6th June : “Beyond Words”  At The Gipsy Hill Tavern

“An evening of Fizzbombs from JOE DUGGAN brings a ‘casual sharpness, like an unexpected hot chilli in something sold as sweet.’ Poetry to make you lick your lips.

Showcase reader Francesca La Nave inspires us with bright and vivid words bringing her inner world to life.

Plus of course YOU at the open-mic.

Entry £4/£3 concs. Doorsopen 7.15pm”

7.30pm Start.

Lovely intimate gig in this great old-school Irish pub.

 

Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Friday 16th June 7.30 for 8pm start: The Overground Express: Spoken Word

Antenna Studios Gallery. I’ll be hosting and doing a short set at this brilliant night:

A blistering line-up: Zena  Edwards, Zia Ahmed, Matthew Caley, David Crystal and host of talented local acts:  INCLUDING JJ AKINLADE, KELLY FROST A.K.A FANNY THE FEMINIST, MIKE FAIRBRASS, MONICA WHISPERZ, FRANCESCA LA NAVE AND THE SAINSBURYS CHECK OUT CHAPPY PLUS LEFT-FIELD SOUNDS AND WORDS FROM “PINK ELEPHANTS” & “BROTHER G AND THE TROUBLE”

This event tells to sell out and tickets are selling fast. Buy yours here.

 

Saturday 17th June: Spoken Word Tent: 3.45pm

Crystal Palace Park.

Very excited to get a slot in The Spoken Word Tent as the festival moves up a gear and certainly takes it’s spoken word seriously. On the main stage we have a great line-up including Morcheeba (!) and we’ve got a fantastic day’s entertainment  in the tent with headliner Lemn Sissay !. I’m on at 3.45pm. More info here 

Sunday 18th June   Antenna Gallery – from 8pm, (but very chilled, don’t rush us man)

Franck and Friends:

I’ll be winding down from the Overground Festival with a few spoken words pieces from myself and other local poets, with the wonderful backing of Moine Dubh Collective’s super talented Franck Alba, Nina Walsh, Paul Conboy from Metamono, Eric on bass, and whoever else wanders through the door.

May

Broken Biscuits At The Brighton Fringe Thursday 11th May 7.30pm for 8pm

Great Line-up at The Bee’s Knees, Western Road with Idle Eye, Jenny Vegas and Julitha Ryan plus animation from Dan Laidler.

See some footage from my set here and a full roundup of the night here from Idle Eye

2016

November

I’m doing a short set at this event with The Fireflies as part of legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall’s Moine Dubh Collective. Friday November 18th. This will sell out quickly !  – book here  SOLD OUT  – Waiting List on Eventbrite Link

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October

October 29th, Antenna Studio, Crystal Palace “Broken Biscuits”

20 minute set alongside two comedians and compere for the evening “Idle Eye”

 

October 22nd, Stretch Outsider Art Festival

Festival Website

JUST CONFIRMED I’VE BEEN ADDED TO THIS GREAT BILL !

Appearing alongside…other such notable performers as John Black John Robert Clarke Dudley Sutton Joe Wilkes Adam J Harmer with MC Patrick Lyons from The Fat White Family atThe SOAF closing party! on the 22nd October The Brady Art Centre in Whitechapel – supported by Carlotta Allum and Free Seed On Soho 

(Google Dudley Sutton if you don’t know the name, you’ll recognise him ! )

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June

Tuesday 7th June, 7.30pm “Beyond Words”  ( 2 Sets)page0001-2

Thursday 1st June, 7.30pm 3FF Fundraiser

Star House, 104 Grafton Road, NW5 4BA London, United Kingdom

April

 

Saturday 2nd, from 7pm : Allie K Stewart’s EP Launch

Antenna Studios Crystal Palace

Doing a short set alongside the great comedy spider “Georges” from Michelle Jane Wormleighton , very smooth soul from Winston Skerrit and  brilliant headliner Allie K Stewart and her band,  with a bitter sweet mix of melancholy and rock. Gonna be a lot of fun – come along !

 

January: Saturday 23rd, 4 Poets in London ! FREE. 8pm. At Rich Mix in Shoreditch. Poster, below, full details here 

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4 London poets reverse

 

2015

May

Friday 1st May Cheltenham Poetry Festival 5pm, Everyman Studio Theatre

Full feature length set, with support from Rowan Middleton

 

Friday 15th May South Street Arts Centre, Reading, 8pm

Crystal Palace Overground Festival June 26/27/28:
Overground Express 3: Antenna Studios 25th June
With Bobby Parker, Matthew Caley, A.F. Harold, Tamsin Kendrick, Jazzman, JJ Johnson Zuli Scrumptious, Tim Wright

 

June

Moine Dubh Launch Night Antenna Studios 28th June (SOLD OUT)
a.k.a “A Transition Town Transmission”
Curated by the one and only Andrew Weatherall, featuring myself on some tracks with the brilliant Fireflies + Dani Cali, Nina Walsh, Lowroad, Echowood, Franck Alba. Alain Maclean, Barry Woolnough. Gonna be a blinder.

Sat 20th June, Soho, House of St Barnabas, Launch of Moine Dubh Record Label. Fireflies, Andrew Wetherall, Nina Walsh, Dani Cali, Franck Alba and more (SOLD OUT)

LISTEN TO FULL GIG HERE

REVIEW ON HOSB WEBSITE HERE

Sat 4th July : Dodo Modern Poets, Lily’s Tea House Morden 8pm

 

August 12th and 19th

Enjoyed doing a few poems in Mackens, Newcastle, County Down, Ireland – worth checking out their music session every Wednesday Night, with Gail, Dennis and a great bunch of musicians. Some video footage here..

 

SELAR Speakeasy: October 10th  South East London Art Rooms. 7.30pm

“One Love” Fundraiser for Refugee Action, also featuring Fireflies Franck and Nina and lots of local talent

 

SELAR Speakeasy: November 21st South East London Arts Rooms 7.30pm

“The Fear” Fundraiser for The Passage Charity. Presents a night of spoken word, music, songs and pictures dedicated to FEAR. Join us in the shadows…..Poets will be performing to ……”A nighmarish musical soundscape provided by the wonderful Nina Walsh and Franck Alba otherwise known as the Fireflies” Facebook event link here

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