Velvet Tongue – 26th May 2014
Dear friends and fellow literary assholes,
I know some of you are already aware that I have been leading a double-life for some time now; by day and night I am G-man the acoustic howling fruitcase, Dr Funkenstein of bass, or that skinny dude who writes all those sleazy tunes, and the rest of the time when you don’t see me I’m a fairly sincere and self-indulgent…. this is hard for me to say… writer.
Yes, it’s true, I fell in with the wrong crowd somewhere and started going to poetry events. I think perhaps music and lyric writing was a gateway drug of some kind, but it has developed into something a bit more serious.
I’ve created a monster.
Up until now I have only performed at open mics, and sporadically at that (trying to maintain the illusion that everything was under control), but the more serious lifers have offered me the opportunity to binge a little.
I will be performing and reading at my very first feature-length slot at my absolute favourite literary night, Velvet Tongue on Monday 26th May at Bar Kick in Shoreditch.
For those that aren’t aware of the night, it’s nothing like the drab, pc, ‘right-on’ vibe you might expect from a poetry event. It’s more of a literary circus, and yet the atmosphere of the room and the people who attend is the most encouraging, friendly, intimate and accepting that I’ve ever come across. Literally, anything goes.
And I have a bunch of new material to unveil too. I’m pretty excited . Aaaaaah yeah.
The only disclaimer I can give in advance is that;
a) If you come, you might find out some things about me you didn’t know or perhaps want to know.
b) There’s more than a good chance you will be exposed to some nudity or other on the night, although most likely it will not be mine.