The Flint & Pitch Revue @ Unbound!
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sunday 28 August
9 – 11pm
Ladies and gentlefolks! Flint & Pitch Productions are delighted to say that we’re going to be in the glorious surrounds of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Speigeltent, as part of the marvellous Unbound programme! A delicious mix of music, words and collaborations, brought to you by six awesome Scotland-based artists.
And they are…..
One of the most exciting new bands in Scotland, in Flint & Pitch’s humble opinion! In their own words: “Pronto Mama are a past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group from Glasgow who are just as confused as anyone else. They are soulful. They believe irreverent wordplay, clean musicianship and a dirty dedication to song-writing is how you do it. The music is built around the songs written by Marc Rooney and Ciaran McEneny.
Pronto Mama have a split personality disorder and should probably have never have went to University. The drums are schizophrenic. The bass has an eating problem. There are too many keyboards and their parents can’t tell which is which anymore. The horns were made in Britain so really there is nothing to worry about. Electric guitars feature occasionally but get terribly lonely and morose because they think their girlfriend is going to leave them. She did. They are writing songs about it right now.” SPLENDID STUFF.
SOLAREYE (aka Dave Hook)!
Solareye (aka Dave Hook) is a rapper and a poet. As lyricist and principal songwriter with Stanley Odd, he has toured the East Coast of America, played Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi and performed extensively throughout the UK at events such as T in the Park, Glasgow Green for the Commonwealth Games and a sold-out SSE Hydro.
His music has been featured on BBC Radio and Television, RTÉ2, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), ARD Germany and many others. His written poetry has been published in a range of publications including Gutter Magazine and Neu! Reekie!’s #UntitledTwo anthology. Solareye deals in grim fairytales and unlikely truths, at once home-grown and universal – a champion of oddness and outsiderdom, channeling anger and subversive humour with sharp-eyed observation and stubborn optimism.
Katie Ailes is a poet and PhD researcher originally from Philadelphia who now makes her home in Glasgow. An active spoken word artist, Katie placed second in the 2015 Scottish National Poetry Slam and has performed across the U.K., including at the StAnza and Wickerman festivals, Rally & Broad, and The Grind. She organises, composes, and performs with the spoken word collective Loud Poets, including touring with them to the Brighton, Prague, and Edinburgh festivals. She also co-edits Quotidian literary magazine and is co-piloting the Scottish Poetry Library Ambassadors programme. Katie released her first collection, Homing, in 2015.
Writer, Scotland On Sunday columnist, critic and short-story writer! Hannah McGill’s stories are witty, poignant and wonderfully performed. Hannah has been a highlight at many live lit events, including at Rally & Broad; an accomplished writer and a brilliant live act!
Glasgow-based performer, host of monthly poetry night Inn Deep, one of the powers behind zine night The High Flight and poet widely adored for his rapid-fire delivery and energetic performances! Sam supported Kate Tempest on the Scottish leg of her ‘Hold Your Own’ book launch and performed his debut solo show ‘Love & Other Drugs’ as part of the acclaimed Shift/ Collective in August 2015.
An act rapidly gaining notice for her talents, with debut EP ‘Right On Time’ gaining airplay from Ricky Ross and Janice Forsyth, amongst others. Roseanne was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in 2015. In the summer of 2015, Roseanne was selected by Steve Earle for a Scholarship at his song writing camp in New York. He has selected her for a Scholarship again in 2016. Having returned from the song writing camp and ready to do the same again this year, full of confidence, Roseanne is now ready to push herself into the live scene in Scotland and beyond. “An outstanding songwriter”– Steve Earle “Her singing and song craft displays a talent and maturity awesomely beyond her years.”- Sue Wilson, The Scotsman
All hosted by the woman behind Flint & Pitch Productions:
Spread the word, bring yer pals! It’s going to be a brilliant night!