Upcoming gigs

Upcoming Gigs

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TESTT (Durham): April 12th

The New Adelphi (Hull): April 15th

Workshop Theatre (Leeds): April 17th

Hydra Bookshop (Bristol): April 18th

Derby Theatre: April 20th

Harrogate Theatre: April 24-25th

Ovalhouse (London): April 26-28th


London Book Launch at Ovalhouse, April 26th

York Book Launch at All Saints Church, April 29th

Small Fry DIY, Warrington, 2nd May

Spoken Weird, Halifax: 3rd May

Born Lippy, Newcastle 9th May

Shaken In Sheep Town, Skipton: 10th May

Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May

Queenie’s Coffee Nights, Huddersfield: 21st May

Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May

Verse Matters, Sheffield: 7th June

Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June

Word Club, Leeds: 29th June

Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October

Friday, 21 January 2011

I won't be Letting Paris Fool Me

Performed last night thanks to Craig o'er at Shattered Glass Media (http://www.shatteredglassmedia.co.uk/) with Ben Marwood and Oxygen Thief on tour with James from Just Another Warning.  Headliners were acoustic punkers Don't Let Paris Fool You with their barrage of acoustic guitars in Against Me! styles.  I did two sets, one of 'serious' stuff and another of 'silly' stuff.  I think the second set of more comdy-orientated stuff went down much better (Vandal Raptor, Equis Deus and Cartoons Are Taking Over) thanks to the audience seeing where I was coming from after the first performance.  Oxygen Thief said he enjoyed my stuff, and his demo CD and split with Ben Marwood are pretty decent.

But there are plans afoot for the long-waited scheme of my one-man theatre-based show in the same vein as PolarBear's Return.  Titled Letter To The Man (From The Boy) hopefully it'll be a performative, interactive piece which incorpeates my poems into a stand of childhood and just generally being fun.  It'll be performed (all being well) in March at York's TakeOver Festival (http://www.takeoverfestival.co.uk/).  Watch this space for updates!

Currently writing a new poem about being visited by 3 spirits in the middle of the night...This Ain't A Scene It's A Goddamn Warzone

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