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Salena Godden & Co. plus Sound Mirrors album launch
Fri 12 May 2017, 19:00 – 23:00 BST
Nymphs & Thugs presents...
The 'Summer of LOVEwire' tour:
Salena Godden with support from
Matt Abbott and Louise Fazackerley.
Live music comes from Sound Mirrors (album launch)
and Paolo Morena, plus DJing from Darryl Webber.
Fronted by poetic powerhouse Salena Godden, the Nymphs & Thugs label presents an evening of dynamic, engaging and politically charged spoken word. The tour launches Salena Godden’s brand new 2LP gatefold vinyl release of her critically acclaimed ‘LIVEwire’ audio collection, which has been shortlisted for The Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
"A spoken word album that truly is electric" 5*, The i Paper
"Everybody needs to hear LIVEwire", PROWL HOUSE
"Godden is at the vanguard of this particular publishing moment" Empathy Library
With support from Salena’s N&T label mates, the tour will showcase the UK’s flourishing spoken word scene at its finest. This is poetry that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you shake your fist in anger and make you reach for a pen yourself: this is poetry for the people.
Salena Godden is one of the UK’s foremost poets; regularly topping the bill at literary festivals, whilst continuing to drive her art form in her third decade of performing. 2016 saw Salena release audio collection ‘LIVEwire’, and feature in highly-acclaimed book ‘The Good Immigrant’.
Louise Fazackerley is one of the most exciting spoken word performers in the UK. Her 2CD release ‘Council House Poetry’ includes ‘Love Is a Battlefield’, the result of a BBC Radio 3 New Voices commission, as well as her ‘Bird St.’ collection. Longlisted in the 2016 Saboteur Awards.
Matt Abbott has recently established himself on the UK’s thriving scene, having appeared on stages around the UK for the last decade. He fuses socio-political commentary and contemporary kitchen sink realism; presented with a natural wit and an engaging, accessible style.
Sound Mirrors is a six piece sunshine pop and indie psych collective; Hammond organ, powerhouse drums, four part harmonies, cracking songs and the spirit of desperate optimism. Following their critically acclaimed singles, Forever Tonight and Planet Fall, this gig will also be the launch party for their incredible debut album, spacerocketsandsunshine. Remember to bring something to bang, rattle and shake because the conclusion to any Sound Mirrors gig is that everyone gets to join the band.
Paolo Morena is an acclaimed singer/songwriter and loop artists, and one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Chelmsford in years. His Live Looping One Man Show is something to behold, and he'll be treating us to tracks from forthcoming album '38' as well as current album 'TheMightySmall'.
Open mic slots will be available on a first come, first served basis.