::WRITER’S BLOCK BBQ! 12TH AUG 2012::

July 27, 2012

It’s ‘summer’, at least in theory, so what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than feasting over freshly prepared BBQ food on the Hoxton rooftop of The Macbeth + drinks, good music & beautiful people. Afternoon indulgence will be followed by a serene selection of live music and poetry talent on the main stage of the venue. See below for the full scoop. Our soiree shares the same date with the Olympics Closing Ceremony, but fret not, we’ll be done 2 hours prior to that, leaving plenty of time to Usain Bolt to the nearest TV.

Limited early bird tickets available here: : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/175313 or on the door, via individual artist guest lists.

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►JAY NORTON
This month’s show will be Headlined by Jay Norton, who you may have seen giving a spine-tingling rendition of Aloe Blacc’s ‘I Need A dollar’ on BBC 1’s top talent show The Voice. Liverpudlian Jay has also been seen on SBTV.co.uk, racking up tens and thousands of video views for his Acoustic 64 sessions, covers and original material across YouTube.http://www.youtube.com/JAYNORTON13

► KERSHA BAILEY
Coined as the ‘future queen’ of UK Soul/Jazz, Kersha Bailey is hailed as ‘a major new talent’ by the specialist music press and ‘one to watch in 2012’. She has been featured in Time Out, RWD Magazine, Radio 1, 1Xtra, NME online, and was shortlisted as one of top 7 UK artists who should be shortlisted for MTV Brand New for 2012. Kersha Bailey’s aim is to hone her art, to have international success and for her music to reach a wide audience – to touch those who fans of REAL MUSIC. She is also playing Hackney Weekend. http://youtube.com/kershabailey

►MISPHITS
Indie-hip hop pair Misphits are an exciting new addition to our line up! Quintessentially London, the dynamic duo have been famed for their enthralling live performances on the Underground, Central Line. Having just completed a sold out event at Ronnie Scott’s, their Writer’s Block performance comes ahead of their highly anticipated debut single. http://twitter.com/Misphits

►DESTA HAILE
English-Eritrean singer songwriter born in Bangkok, Desta has travelled through, lived in, studied or worked in over 50 countries. As backing vocalist for artists like Joe Bataan, Finley Quaye, Baloji, Zap Mama, and Michael Bublé and as lead singer with her own multicultural soul & funk band “The Elements”, she has collaborated with a colourful spectrum of people. http://destahaile.com/

Limited £6 Advanced Tickets:: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/175313

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Writer’s Block BBQ Show
12th August 2012
The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street
London N1 6LP

Food from 3pm.

► BBQ will include::: Jerk Chicken (Halal), Beef Burgers, Vegetarian Burgers, Corn on the Cob, an extensive selection of salads (Coleslaw, green and potato), plus homemade cupcakes and deserts.

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::Kersha’s Tracks::

July 29, 2010

The lovely Kersha Bailey has recently released 5 free downloads of  her songs: ‘Ain’t Gonna Waste Ma Time’, ‘Try Again’, ‘Autumn leaves, ‘My Microphone’,  ‘Autumn Leaves’ and my personal favourite ‘Promises’. You can download all of these tracks for FREE right here: Kersha Bailey- Free Downloads.

Kersha took to YouTube to explain each track and her motivation for each one. Peep them, plus more performance videos via: www.YouTube.com/KershaBailey

If you’re a Writer’s Block event regular you’d have seen Kersha grace our stage a few times. A wonderful woman. Enchanting performer. Get in her space: http://www.myspace.com/kershabailey


WRITER’S BLOCK FEAT. JESSE BOYKNS III – 14.04.10

March 16, 2010

Writer’s Block presents: Jesse Boykins III (real name, no gimmicks).

Performing for the first time in the UK, and hailing from Brooklyn New York, Jesse (accompanied by a full live band) will have the crowd swooning with tunes from his two delicious albums;

Dopamine

The Beauty Created

No one has more swoon-worthy finesse than Jesse Boykins III. With his breathy intonations, boyish hustle and collaborations with artists like Melo-X and Theophilus London; he’s making noise in a soul music scene aching for something classic and new. In an age where vocals course through vocoders and double-clicks rule the DJ booth, Boykin’s New School-bred production and arrangement skills are both novel and necessary. His second album The Beauty Created is awash in richly textured instrumentation and driven by Jesse’s lyrical adoration of a woman’s quirks.

April 14th marks Writer’s Block’s 2nd Birthday celebrations and a rare chance to witness Jesse, plus a host of talented acts from the world of music and poetry Live at Cargo, Shoreditch. After the show, it’s the after party, led by mighty Hip Hop connoisseur DJ Snips (Doctor’s Orders).

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Get your advanced tickets now before they sell out ——>

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• • •Supa dupa Support Acts• • •

Inua Ellams of P.I.P (Poetry Inbetween People)

Impassioned. There’s no better way to describe Inua. So whether he’s spitting ticklish tales of childhood misdemeanors or offering rhyming couplets about love lost over Converse all-stars, know that he will deliver…passionately. Spoken Wordist, Writer, Graphic Designer & Nomadic journeyer. Inua is fresh off his sell out story-telling stage show ‘The 14th Tale’ performed at the National Theatre.


Deanna Roger

UK poetry slam champion, seasoned spoken word performer, poetry workshop student turned facilitator, original, delectable Deanna.
“Her poems take listeners on a journey, much of the time, they don’t realise that they are on; meaning is disguised through specific words used, semantic fields and imagery- so listen carefully. She speaks HER truth no one elses”


Kersha Bailey

Soul sensation, Kersha Bailey has developed a three octave vocal range with a soulful, colourful style. Her influences are diverse and include Coldplay, George Benson, Outkast, Foo Fighters,. Kersha’s sweet voice and notable song writing talents have taken her to performances such as the legendary London Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Rise Festival, The Royal Albert Hall and for MPs in Covent Garden. She had the whole audience mesmerized at her last Writer’s Block Performance, captivating!


The Illersapiens

A 7 piece hip hop collective including live instrumentalists, rapper, and vocalist. Pure infectious vibes.
Growing up in South London, the Illersapiens style has evolved from a colourful hybrid of music from Reggae to Broken beat, drawing inspiration from Hip Hop acts such as A Tribe called quest, MF Doom, Wu Tang Clan, The Roots, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Madlib. British artists such as Roots Manuva, Jehst, London Posse, Klashnekoff and Steel Pulse are also heavily influential.

PoetiCat

The atmospheric and candid PoetiCat band will be gracing the Writer’s Block. The sound they bring, nick-named ‘folk n word’, will in no doubt bring extra spice to the night. PoetiCat’s are famed for their honest, thought-provoking, and comic take on urban life in London.

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Get your advanced tickets now before they sell out ——>

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:: Spit For Themselves- The September Writer’s Block selection

October 6, 2009

Michaela

 

Kersha Bailey

 

Mikill Pane

Alex Gwyther

Aisling Fahey

Belinda Zhawi

Cloudfist

 


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September 13, 2009

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SUNDAY 20TH SEPT

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If you haven’t sampled Writer’s Block before think: vibrant spoken word, emotive, intimate live music and saliva-conjuring short films. It’s a space to be unrestricted, to laugh, to get angry or get sexy. It’s your space, so come and own it and open up your live show experience.

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• • • Boombastic Feature Acts • • •

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_ Michaela::: http://twitter.com/michaelathepoet

Recently Dubbed as “compelling and inspirational, truly amazing” by a journalist, and co-signed by several media outlets and supporters alike, Following a tour around the U.S and several high profile UK appearances, Michaela’s compelling spoken word talents have led her to the release of a new album ‘Fixing Barbie’.

 

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_ Kersha Bailey::: http://www.myspace.com/kershabailey

Soul sensation, Kersha Bailey has developed a three octave vocal range with a soulful, colourful style. Her influences are diverse and include Coldplay, George Benson, Outkast, Foo Fighters,. Kersha’s sweet voice and noteable song writing talents have taken her to performances such as the legendary London Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Rise Festival, The Royal Albert Hall and for MPs in Covent Garden.

 

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_ Mikil Pane ::: http://www.myspace.com/mikillpanemusic

If side-splitting, wonderfully self-assured, anti-rap were a genre, Mikil Pane would be its master. He’s like nothing you’ll ever see again.

 

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_ Cloudfist::: http://www.myspace.com/cloudfistconceptz

The self-termed Pluto native, Cloudfist has performed at poetry slams, hip hop battles and shows across the UK and Germany. His stage name, Cloudfist is a nod to his lyrical style hard hitting, though allusive.

 

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_ Aisling Fahey

An invigorating young talent, Aisling is a London teenage poetry SLAM champion, with a confidence of delivery and sharp word play that goes beyond her years. The Writer’s Block team were blown away by a recent performance we saw her in, we know you’ll be too.

 

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_The Round House Slam Poets

London’s Roundhouse theatre put together a Summer Slam for young poets to battle it out for the top spot and receive some much needed recognition. This talented lot were judged by the seasoned spoken word aficionados such as Joshua Ishen (Benin City/P.I.P) and Polar Bear, and now will grace the Writer’s Block stage. Introducing:

_ Jodi Bickley
_ Alex Gwyther
_ Belinda Zhawi

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P L U S:

_ Short Film Screening

_ An extensive menu of Hot Food available

_ DJ Set

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.:: £5 ALL Night!::.

! Arrive early to avoid tears and aching feet !

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