Earlier in the year the superb poet Indigo Williams was invited to the Ted X Talk in her hometown Brixton. She used the platform to deliver two of her finest poems that both deal with various stereotypes and how they are used in every day life. As always with Indigo the delivery is flawless and touches all the nerves in the audience that it should do. I’m sure many walked away from the room with views on some of those stereotypes that they may use themselves slightly altered (i know i have). Powerful stuff. Listen enjoy and find out more about this woman’s work here.
Remedy Raw is our fresh new night held in a little art gallery based in the heart of Greenwich Market called The B.O.G. We call it Remedy Raw because it will be just that no mics or amps just the raw power of vocals and acoustic accompaniment. Based in the unique creative environment of a gallery we hope to create a whole new atmosphere and experience for audience and performers alike. …
This month we bring you some Soulful vocals and spoken word live all RAW. Catch performances from: XO Man, Greg Dwight, Indigo Williams and Unseen Flirt
How do you get there??? DLR: Greenwich Cutty Sark Overhead: Greenwich 2 stops from London Bridge Bus: 188 177 180 199 129 For more info click here
Good music Good vibes Good peoples. Come down and enjoy, Reach
So here we are Writers Block teaming up with the brilliant Zayna Daze films brings you the first episode of their Spoken Unplugged series. Writers Block will be unleashing some of their favourite poets and wordsmiths onto the streets and filming and editing the results giving poets their very own Music video (so to speak) They have picked one of the best in the game to launch the series the awesomeness that is Indigo Williams. This is one of my favourite pieces from make sure you catch all the lines genius!!!
Big up Zayna for some fantastic visuals and of course Writer’s Block for making this all happen!!! Forward movements we like!!!
A couple of weeks ago the ridiculously gifted Deanna Rodger launched a new weekly poetry event @ The Scream Bar in Bethnal Green. Poet, blogger and now promo maker Zanya Daze went down with her camera to film and give you a little taste of what to expect . With performances from Mr Gee, Raymond Antrobus and Deanna Rodger the standards are very high and there is much more in there too. So if spoken word is your thing get down to Bethnal Green every Tuesday Night for a free dose of genius.
Again props to Zanya Daze for the promo!
Had the pleasure last week of working sound down at Writers Block the bi-Monthly night that has been running at The Juno Bar for the last 2 years! With Valentines around the corner it was an event filled with passion fuelled performances. Jodi Anne Bickley a poet we are feeling big time at the mo opened the show with her warm tone and poems filled with character and charm.
Obenewa and newcomer Sharika Medla delivered superb acoustic sets led by their quality vocals and songs.
Indigo Williams and Tshaka Cambell came with some harder hitting lyrics delivered with a fierce passion and belief in their lyrics and verses. The audience could only sit in awe with some guys even approaching Tshaka for lines that they could use on Croydon women on a Saturday night!
Will Stopha came with a quirky jokes filled set using backing tracks, loop stations and some weird keyboard machine which he used to great effect something to check out!
XO Man closed the show with set filled with nothing but jokes. I was in stiches as was most of the crowd .He showed his diversity as an artist and performer he could have a Full band, a DJ and a hypeman or as he was on the night One man and his Mic and he’ll still rock the crowd!
It was another great night from the Writers Block crew. Its now onwards to the 2nd Birthday @ Cargo on April 14th! Look out for more details as some big acts are being lined up! Check their site for more info.