The Sad Machines is an electro concept album all on the theme of depression. It has spoken word tracks which pack even more or a punch with a backing of synthy music which swings between hypnotic, heartbeaking and the kind of badass where you need a long coat billowing in the wind and a choreographed fight scene.
New video - part of my one-woman show Confidence Tricks, touring the UK in October and November. Tour dates here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBi4n3G43AY
In October I will be touring the UK with a re-booted version of my five-star reviewed show Asking Nicely - now named Confidence Tricks. This is thanks to very generous funding from the Rainbow Heron Project, a trust set up in memory, which you can find out more about here. Confidence Tricks is a poetry show about … Continue reading Confidence Tricks – UK Tour!
As seen in the Morning Star newspaper, 4th May 2016, in Well Versed, edited by Jody Porter Surviving the job centre With your ego intact Is a masterclass in Unsolidarity. Wear the office clothes You no longer have to. Wear the smile of someone Momentarily inconvenienced. Like your career got a flat tire And this … Continue reading Morning Star: Jobcentre
Dear pet crematorium Can you please talk me through The four poems you gave me Three apparently written by my dead cat Two of them addressing me as ‘mum’-?
The wonderful Tyrone Lewis - Roundhouse Slam Champion, photographer, video editor and all-round lovely chap - has made a documentary about the London open mic scene and you should totally watch it. Trailer: Whole documentary:
I’ve been surprised how many times Being confident has offended And I think it boils down to ‘How dare you?’ ‘Why do you think you have the right? ‘I’m better than you, and I’m not there yet.’ Confidence breaks the rules So, are you slim enough? Are you smart enough? Are you … Continue reading Poem: Confidence Trick