Fri 20 Jan, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. 7 – 10pm. £6
Featuring: Ross Sutherland, Rachel McCrum, The Strange Blue Dreams, The Miss’s and introducing Catherine Wilson. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay & Cameron Foster
Happy new year, everyone! Kicking off 2017, we’ve got a veritable feast of lyrical goodness, poetic delightfulness and tuneful awesomeness, all in one bill!
Born in Edinburgh, Ross Sutherland has four poetry collections published by Penned in the Margins, including Emergency Window and Twelve Nudes. His theatre show, Stand by For Tape Back Up, was nominated for the 2015 Art Foundation Award for Spoken Word. His film adaptation won the Grand Jury Prize for Experimental Film at BAFICI in Argentina, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Edinburgh Film Festival. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts, and writer/producer of the storytelling podcast, Imaginary Advice.
Rachel McCrum is a poet and performer who has worked across Scotland, Montreal, Haiti, South Africa, Greece and Northern Ireland. She won the Callum MacDonald Award for her first pamphlet ‘The Glassblower Dances’ in 2012; was the first ever BBC Scotland Poet In Residence in 2015 and has been awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2016. She was a founding member of Stewed Rhubarb Press and the SHIFT/ Poetry Collective; was the Broad of Rally and Broad (The List Hot 100 #12 in 2015) and currently manages the cinepoems project with Glasgow poet Calum Rodger and Montreal poet Jonathan Lamy. She is working on her first collection, due out with Freight in 2017.
THE STRANGE BLUE DREAMS
The Strange Blue Dreams debut EP was released in 2016 and immediately put on the national playlist at BBC Radio Scotland. The band will shortly be appearing in an ITV drama series recounting the true story of notorious serial killer Peter Manuel (In Plain Sight).
High fidelity vintage pop is how they describe the music they call their own. Pop music for them started around the time of prohibition, continued through the Jet Age into the Atomic era and onwards through the last century.
The Strange Blue Dreams will release a 7″ vinyl single on Trashwax just in time for their debut at Flint & Pitch!
“A masterful band” Vic Galloway BBC
“Spooky riffs and spellbinding vocal harmonies” Scottish Fiction
Compelling audiences with their distinctive and intense music, The Miss’s are a hidden gem of a Scottish duo; comprised of Audrey Tait and Michelle Low.
Both members have been actively involved many different projects. In addition to writing, recording and producing the forthcoming album from The Miss’s, Audrey founded, produced and performed in Hector Bizerk. This work has led to two consecutive Scottish Album of the Year nominations and an extensive touring and festival history across the UK, Europe and USA. Michelle is a songwriter, session vocalist, and performs and tours as lead singer in Glasville.
The Miss’s brings together two musicians who share an unmistakable chemistry, performing intimate songs with an undeniable talent.
(Photo credit: Perry Johnsson)
Catherine Wilson is a Scotland based spoken word artist, originally from the Scottish Highlands but now settled in Edinburgh. She is the 2015 Glasgow Student Slam Champion and a regular host of poetry and spoken word events.
She is currently part of the organisational team behind the literary open mic Soapbox: one of the largest open mics in the country found biweekly in the heart of Edinburgh. She is also one of the core organisers of the collective Loud Poets who run monthly nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as performing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Fringe and Prague Fringe.
Her poem “Facts” became BBC Radio Scotland’s most successful viral video in March 2016, and she has spoken at two Edinburgh TEDx conferences on spoken word and poetry. She also helped lead and organise the first non- north American team to compete in C.U.P.S.I. in Austin in 2016 after she was part of the winning team at the British national competition UniSlam.
JENNY LINDSAY & CAMERON FOSTER
Jenny Lindsay is the founder of Flint & Pitch and is now writing in the third person. She is delighted to welcome co-compere Cameron Foster to the stage for the evening, as they have compered and programmed several literary, political and cultural events together over the years. Cameron Foster is a freelance designer and an events assistant for the Saltire Society, based in Edinburgh. He is also involved with the promotion and administration of Flint & Pitch Productions.
Come along for our first Revue of 2017! Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2goxQM8