Greetings! We hope this finds you well and grand and aw that! Thanks to all of you who came to our relaunch weekend shows in Edina, Dundee and Glasgow. Quite a perty was had! And now – to November!
We’ve lined up two top-notch bills of new voices and emerging artists for both Edina and Glasgow! Committed as we are to showcasing the best up-and-coming performers alongside more established acts, in Edina we’ve got headliner Findlay Napier alongside six new authors, performers and poets we’ve been itching to get on our stages for a while (3 from Edinburgh, 3 from Glasgow); and in Glasgow we’ve headliners Sophia Walker and Be Charlotte with new work from Hannah McGill, music from Billy Liar, and introducing South African poet and performer Toni Stuart.
Tickets for Edina: £6 on the door, £5.50 (inc booking fee) in advance here – http://www.thebongoclub.co.uk/event/rally-broad-said-the-joker-to-the-thief
Tickets for Glasgow: £6 on the door, £4.50 (plus booking fee) in advance here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rally-broad-said-the-joker-to-the-thief-glasgow-tickets-19255200824
Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter. “An original, engaging treat.” (The Telegraph) “Songs full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire.” (Folk Radio UK) ★★★★ “Album of the Week: Napier is a warm, witty and engaging singer with a real gift for melody.” (The Sunday Express) More at: www.findlaynapier.com
Sam Riviere is an Eric Gregory award-winning poet who also won the Felix Dennis Award for Best First Collection in 2010 for his collection 81 Austerities. http://samriviere.com/
A performer and poet rapidly gaining notice for her political and social commentary including hit performance poem ‘Worthless’ and solo shows ‘If You’re Happy & You Know It Take This Survey’ (2015) and ‘Sorry, I Don’t Speak Culture.’ (2014) More at: www.agnestorok.org
(Photo credit: Chris Scott)
Novelist and short story writer, whose first collection of short stories, The Way Out, was published by Freight in 2015 and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, 2015. www.vickijarrett.com
Performer, writer and theatre-maker whose work includes Theology (The Arches), Reality (The Tron), Inner Circle (Glasgow Subway Festival), Zugzwang and Manifesto (The Arches). http://www.martinoconnor.info/about.html
Poet, artist and prose writer; an exciting new voice in the Scottish spoken word scene. Read her beautiful poems here – https://ionalee23.wordpress.com/
(Photo credit: Chris Scott)
Kenyan/ Scottish singer of poems and songs, with beautifully crafted tales and astonishing performances. Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/genesee
Trust us! These six artists PLUS our stellar musical headliner will make for a show that will knock yer socks off, should ye be wearing any.
Meanwhile, in Glasgow…
BBC Slam Champion (2013) Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet and teaching artist. Her spoken word shows have toured through theatres in the UK and internationally to critical acclaim, winning Best UK Spoken Word Show 2014, and the awards for Best Spoken Word Show on the Edinburgh Free Fringe in 2013 and 2014. Her debut collection Opposite the Tourbus was published by Burning Eye Press in 2014. www.poetwalker.com
The pitch perfect Dundee songwriter has already taken massive strides in the UK and US wowing audiences with her impeccable vocals during an absolutely captivating live show. Her performance involves live instrumentation and digital production techniques which encapsulates the spirit of an artist always willing to break the rules and pave her own way in the music industry. Listen here – http://charlotte-music.co.uk/
Billy Liar’s take on acoustic punk has been widely appreciated throughout the scene in recent years. With little more than his distinctive voice and trusty acoustic guitar, he writes and performs songs that are ferociously captivating. https://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/
(Photo credit: Ryan McGoverne)
An author, writer, critic and former Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hannah is also a skilled and imaginative writer of short stories, one of which she will share with us at this event!
(Photo credit: Juan Stockenstroom)
Toni Stuart is a South African poet, performer and spoken word educator, who works both locally and internationally. In 2013, she was named in the Mail and Guardian’s list of 200 inspiring Young South Africans for her work in co-founding I Am Somebody! – an NGO that uses storytelling and youth development to build integrated communities, and in 2014, was part of the Scottish Poetry Library’s Commonwealth Poets United exchange.
LINE-UPS, PALS, WHAT LINE-UPS!
(And dare we say it, for those programmers who say it’s really hard to find female performers to book…? Um. *Swipes ye with one of oor flyers* 🙂