Following a packed house for The Flint & Pitch Revue #1 on the 14th of October, we’re delighted to announce the delicious line-up of spoken word and music for The Flint & Pitch Revue #2, coming your way on Friday 2nd December at The Bongo Club! Tickets are on sale NOW! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/2edZLjS
On words: London-based poet and performer Theresa Lola, poet J L Williams and new spoken-word act Victoria McNulty! On tunes: the poptastic Teen Canteen and folk musician and songwriter Harry Harris! Alan Bissett’s on compering; you are on applause. Join us!
Read on for more about the acts!
Opening and closing the show, the pop-tastically awesome Teen Canteen!
A homegrown musical triumph” – The Herald
”Like Lulu backed by LCD Soundsytem” – Is This Music
”…irresistible girl-group harmonies, sweet melodies and a stomping Wall of Sound style backdrop.” – The Evening Times
TeenCanteen’s debut album ‘Say It All With A Kiss’ is available from Last Night From Glasgow Records: http://tinyurl.com/zgzw4vk
J L WILLIAMS!!
Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016).
She has been published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, German, French and Greek and she has read at international poetry festivals in Scotland, Turkey, Cyprus and Canada. She was selected to take part in the 2015 Jerwood Opera Writing Programme, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh with the artist Catherine Street and plays in the poetry and music band Opul.
Theresa Lola is a powerful, young, new voice in UK spoken word. Based in London, and writing poems centred on female empowerment and race, Lola is definitely one to watch! We’re delighted to have her up to Edinburgh for the first time!
Harry Harris is a prolific, energetic and captivating songwriter who, over the past few years, has established himself as one of the most exciting the UK has to offer. His sophomore album Songs About Other People was given five stars and named the top folk album of the year by The Telegraph, with the beautiful single The Ballad of Ronnie Radford named Song of the Year by FATEA Magazine. He’s signed to Wild Sound Recordings and lives in London. He’s also one-third of a folk-punk band called Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds.
Victoria McNulty is a Spoken Word Poet from Glasgow who is rapidly gaining notice in the wider Scottish spoken word scene. She is the winner of the Sonnet Youth slam, and a contributor to BBC’s The Social and the High Flight fanzine. 2016 has seen her perform at established nights across the city, such as Inn Deep and Loud Poets, as well as music festivals across the country.
Alan Bissett is an award-winning playwright, novelist and performer who grew up in Falkirk and now lives in Renfrewshire. His novels include Boyracers, Death of a Ladies’ Man and Pack Men and his most well-known plays are The Ching Room, The Red Hourglass, The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant, his ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues, which had a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and his most recent play One Thinks of it all as a Dream, about the life of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett, which toured Scotland this year. He was Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year in 2011 and, believe it or not, has a street in Falkirk named after him.
Come along for a great show and the chance to win tickets to future Flint & Pitch events!