:: JAY NORTON // DESTA HAILE VIDEOS ::

October 19, 2012

Finally! We have the footage from our summer BBQ/ Soiree. *celebratory dance*. We’re excited to share the videos of these two vocal titans. But offering distinct twists to pre-existing songs or melodies. Enjoy!

JAY NORTON-  ‘DADDY’S LAMBO’

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DESTA HAILE- ‘THREE’


::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.


NEW VIDEO:: AZEKEL PERFORMS ‘NEW ISH’ @ WRITER’S BLOCK

June 13, 2012

More videos to come. Enjoy. ♥


:: 26.02.12::

February 18, 2012

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SUNDAY 26th February 2012

First show of the year! A fresh crop of almost entirely new talent for your listening pleasure. You’re welcome. x 

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• • • Feature Acts • • •

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Deanna Rodger::
One of the most enthralling poets on the scene, Deanna makes a much welcomed return to Writer’s Block this month. A UK poetry slam champion, poetry workshop student turned facilitator and powerhouse performer, Deanna is a weighted force. Comprehensively put: “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 else’s”.

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Ellie Lawson:: 
Ellie first pricked our ears on SBTV.co.uk ‘s A64 series with her gorgeous acoustic rendition of quick-witted tune, ‘Why?’. An independent Folk-Pop Singer Songwriter, Ellie released her debut album exclusively with Barnes and Noble bookshops in the USA after an appearance and stamp of approval on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ellie’s recent projects include a Dance album and a new acoustic EP ‘Lost Without You’. 
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Mr Disfit::
In the history of popular music, the most successful twosomes have been those who have said what the people were feeling and said it in the loudest voice. Wanting to add themselves to the list of outspoken greats is Mr.DisFit. Mixing gospel-tinged vocals, chunky guitars and an introspective lyrical content this twosome have concocted a definitive debut effort that promises to leave listeners rocking to the rhythms of their recklessness.
With their forthcoming release ‘The Line’ set for a mid-2012 release, Mr.DisFit intend to cement their position amongst the leaders of a new generation of self-sufficient artists, writing, producing and composing their own material, and doing so at their own pace.

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► Ego-Ella May::
19-year-old singer and self taught guitarist Ego-Ella May, has already been tipped by Soul legend Omar as one to watch and we can see why. Her distinct vocals and atmospheric production caused much excitement when her songs landed in our inbox. Citing neo-soul and jazz as musical influences, Ego-Ella boasts a rich, mature sound coupled with playful experimentalism.

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► Paul Raj ::
An exciting new musician hailing from South East London, Brit School Alumni Paul has a keen ear for music and velvety vocals likely to leave you transfixed. Unabashedly conveying vulnerability, with classic melodies paying homage to the great soul singers of times past, Paul offers a smooth, tender touch to the Writer’s Block show.

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► Favour::
Favour was initiated into music artistry as one-half of the formidable grime duo, Surrender. Since going it alone, this North Londoner is often heralded for his hard-hitting delivery and conscious rhymes. Priding himself on his lyrical integrity, Favour was a standout performer when we recently witnessed his live show. We like, and hope you will too.

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P L U S:

► Short Film screening from Filmmaker Yemi Bamiro and poetry video screening from Dean Atta.

► Food available!

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.:: £5 before 8.30pm, £7 thereafter. Artists have individual guest lists, or pay on the door::.

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February Show:: Anthony Anaxagorou.

March 8, 2011

 

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::W.B BBQ Show::A Portrait.

September 19, 2010

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A week ago today was the first ever Writer’s Block BBQ show. With home made dishes and grilled carcasses the order of the day, we were lucky enough to experience a sunny Sunday on the roof terrace of The Macbeth. Proceeding our feastings were live performances from the electrifying Kaana Ellie and Remedies Band, plus the smooth musings of G.R.E.E.D.S who gave us a taster of his sampler 4 E.P, before a breathtaking feature performance from Szjerdene (who I must confess I’ve been trying to book for the past 2.5 years well worth the wait). Judging by the mammoth queue for the food and the feedback following the performers a good time was had by most- I do hope. Thank you all for coming out. Special thanks to all the acts once again and everybody that assisted logistically as well as the  three open mic performers- Chockz, Greg and Realite. Audience portrait pictures above courtesy of Shan Phearon. Head to our facebook page for a few more portraits from the night.


**WRITER’S BLOCK SHOW – JULY 13TH**

June 29, 2010

RSVP>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/wbjuly

Following a cosmic 2nd birthday show at Cargo, London- featuring an exclusive debut UK performance from Soul Jesse Boykins III- Writer’s Block returns. Serving up a consistently tight format of vibrant spoken word, emotive, intimate live music and engaging short films, Writer’s Block is a space which showcases unrestricted, diverse, quality live art . It’s your block, so come and own it.

**PLEASE CLICK ON THE RESPECTIVE PICTURES TO GET LINKS TO ARTIST WEBSITES**

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• • • LIVE MUSIC ACTS • • •

Angel

Kadija Kamara


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• • • POETS • • •

Hollie McNish


Fran Isherwood

Nappy Nubian Poet

Phresh Mentality

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• • • BOOK READING • • •

Gbontwi Anyetei

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• • • SHORT FILM SCREENING • • •

► ‘Have you Heard’ by Zayna Daze

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► An extensive menu of Hot Food available

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.:: £5 ALL Night!::.

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! Arrive early to avoid tears and aching feet !

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