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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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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::.

• • • W E B A G E • • •
http://lovewritersblock.com/
http://youtube.com/lovewritersblock
http://facebook.com/lovewritersblock
http://twitter.com/lovewblock
http://Myspace.com/lovewritersblock

lovewritersblock@gmail.com

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**WRITER’S BLOCK – FEB 11TH ‘PASSION’ SHOW**

January 28, 2010

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Thursday 11th February
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RSVP>>>>>>>>>> www.tiny.cc/wbfeb


• • • IN B R E I F • • •

If you haven’t sampled Writer’s Block before think: vibrant spoken word, emotive, intimate live music and engaging 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; open up your live show experience.

The February 11th show is Passion themed and each act will in some way relate their interpretation of that. Why? Because passion is what propels us.

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• • • POETS • • •

Will Stopha

::: www.williamstopha.com

The self termed ‘story telling, song singing, learning, listening, rhymer’, Will is quite possibly UK poetry’s best kept secret. Always giving the audience a sensory explosion with his use of visuals incorporated in to rhyme slayin’, expect the unexpected.

► Indigo Williams

::: http://www.myspace.com/indigowilliams
With open arms, we welcome Indigo, a massively talented writer, to our block (see what we did there?). With her penmanship ranging from poetry to scriptwriting, Indigo vividly inks out her experiences with great sophistication.

► Tshaka Campbell

::: http://www.myspace.com/tshakaisnaturalkink

Papa Tshaka, is our California native. His Poetry CD ‘Listen Differently’ is still literally on constant rotation at the Writer’s Block HQ. A rare gem of a wordsmith and enchanting performer, he’s a treat.

► Jodi Ann Bickley

:: http://www.myspace.com/onenoneblonde
Finalist of the Roundhouse Slam ’09, Ms Bickley has been making waves with her coy, fire-tongued delivery and relatable content. Characterized for her humorous take on life’s idiosyncrasies, she can’t not put a smile on your face.

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• • • LIVE MUSIC ACTS • • •

Obenewa

::: http://www.myspace.com/obenewa
Obenewa has stunned crowed up and down the UK with her distinctly invigorating performances and relentless passion for her craft. Most recently Obenewa was a nominee for this year’s UK Mixtape Awards, off the back of her much acclaimed Soul mixtape Therapy featuring the likes of Bashy. Come Feb 11th, Obenewa will be serving acoustic versions of original songs from the Therapy mixtape ad beyond.

►Jareth

::: http://www.myspace.com/jareth1987
22 year old JARETH from north-west London is one of London’s most refreshing songwriter/ singers to emerge from the unsigned scene. It was only three years ago that JARETH (formerly know as Jaysongs) discovered her talent for the pen and mic and has been unstoppable ever since. Her voice is simply divine; peruse her MySpace page for evidence of this, then come down on Feb 11th to experience the real deal live.

►Wilson

::: http://www.myspace.com/wilsonsings
If singing voices had the physiological capabilities to actually make the human body melt into a pool of pulsating mush, Wilson’s would quite possibly be that voice. Smooth vocals, coupled with markedly poignant lyrics makes Wilson is quite simply, a double treat and a man who continues to make waves on the unsigned scene.

►Sharika

:: http://www.myspace.com/sharikamedla
Hailing from Germany, Sharika is a singer/songwriter that has been performing for a number of years both in Germany and England. Her music encompasses elements of Soul, Folk and Rock. She’s currently working on new material towards releasing an EP in the summer, and will be debuting at Writer’s Block on Feb 11th

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Short Film Screening: ‘Love Is’ By Yemi Bamiro.

DJ Set from DJ STROLLER http://myspace.com/djstroller

► An extensive menu of Hot Food available

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.:: £5 ALL Night!::.

! Arrive early to avoid tears and aching feet !

RSVP>>>>>>>>>> www.tiny.cc/wbfeb

• • • W E B A G E • • •
http://lovewritersblock.com
http://Myspace.com/lovewritersblock
http://twitter.com/lovewblock


::**Writer’s Block October Show – 13 Oct**

October 6, 2009

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

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TUESDAY 13th Oct
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October marks Black History Month in the UK and while we believe that cultural, social and political history is highly important, this month we want to place emphasis on how the ‘up and comings’ of our today may be the pioneers and leaders of their respective field in years to come. Let’s celebrate some art shall we?

• • • IN B R E I F • • •

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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_ Inua Ellams

::: http://www.myspace.com/phaze05 // http://www.facebook.com/inua.ellams

Impassioned. There’s no better way to describe Inua. So wether 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 has a play on at the moment- 14th Tale. It will grip and caress you. Check it. But first, Check him @ Writer’s Block!

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_ Sabrina Mahfouz

::: http://www.myspace.com/sabrinamahfouz

Sabrina, part of the Rhymes Won’t Wait collective, is ever such an artist. The kind that freeze frames the banality and eccentricities of everyday life and replays it, in hyperboled multi-coloured glory. She performs monologues & story-telling poems, always mastering characterisations and dense regional accents like no other. Plus, she’s hilarious!

 

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_ Enrico Delves

::: http://www.myspace.com/iamenrico

Enrico’s in a class of his own, having performed with the likes of John Legend, Sugababes, Estelle, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Joe, ATL, Denise Williams, Fundemental, Nathan, Terri Walker, Kele Le Roc and Shola Ama, plus won a Competition to perform at the 2008 MOBO Awards. Accolades aside, Enrico’s just a damn good singer, who’s wowed crowds across London and beyond.

 

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_Chantelle Nandi

::: http://www.myspace.com/chantellenandi

Zimbabwean born Chantelle Nandi says she’s inspired by South African musical heroes such as Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba and Hugh Maskela. Now at the age of 20 she has captivated audiences with her individual blend of soft, soothing melodies, emotive lyrics and powerful vocal expression. No-one can deny the power and grace in Chantelle’s voice. Be sure to catch her at Writer’s Block

 

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_ Yomi ‘G.R.E.E.D.S’ Sode

::: http://twitter.com/iamgreeds

Yomi is a charmer, and more than that this Youth worker, Spoken Word aficionado and all round lovely guy, knows how to work a crowd. Recently releasing his debut album Volume In Silence, Yomi has continued to push the bracket of artisty, seamlessly fusing music to his poignant, introspective rhymes.

 

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_ Naomi Jasmine

::: http://www.myspace.com/naomijasminemusic

Writer’s Block welcomes for the first time, North London dwelling musician, Naomi Jasmine. Naomi has been performing since she was a ‘wee one’ and has over the years honed a smooth, jazz inspired style that demonstrated her eclecticism and musical know-how. Naomi gigs up and down the city with her fab’ band and has successfully released her debut EP, which we’ll be hearing cuts from on October 13th.

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► Rachel Rose Reid

 

::: http://www.myspace.com/rachelrosereid

Fresh from performing at various venues in New York, award-winning storyteller Rachel has been breaking new ground on the creative arts scene. Having blended a childhood steeped in folk music & myth with the grit that came from her urban upbringing, she has simply been described as ‘A glimpse of Magic’ by The Guardian. Get ready to captivated by her tales of mermaids, moon-gazing, and following your dreams.

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P L U S:

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_ Short Film Screening: The Portobello Film Festival entrant MY WAR IS YOURS by Yemi Bamiro

_ The mighty DJ STROLLER on the ones and twos::: http://www.myspace.com/djstroller

_ An extensive menu of Hot Food available

• • • E N T R Y • • •

.:: £5 ALL Night!::.

! Arrive early to avoid tears and aching feet !

• • • W E B A G E • • •
http://lovewritersblock.com
http://Myspace.com/lovewritersblock
http://twitter.com/lovewblock

RSVP>>>> http://tinyurl.com/WBoctshow