The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

GEORGE THE POET, George the poet live at rescue rooms

  • Sunday 4th October 2015
  • Supported by: special guests TBC




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Genre: Spoken word

For fans of: Kate Tempest

About: Following on from completing a string of sold out headline dates in February and April this year, critically acclaimed spoken word artist George The Poet announces his second nationwide UK tour for 2015. Having attracted the attention of music artists, actors, politicians and royalty alike with his socio-political, street-savvy verse 24 year old George The Poet is set to not only emerge as one of the UK’s most unique talents, but also as the compelling voice of a generation. After breaking startling new ground on the poetry circuit with his first collection of poetry ‘Search Party’ (published by Virgin Books in February), the Radio 1 championed, BRITs Critic’s Choice Award nominated and BBC Soundpoll shortlisted artist is set to release his debut album via Island Records later this year.

In other news, George The Poet will be performing at a number of festivals over the Summer – including Wireless and T in The Park - and will be releasing ‘Search Party’ via Island Records on 15th June. Following on from the release of ‘1,2,1,2’, ‘Cat D’ and ‘Wotless’, this latest cut from George’s forthcoming debut album highlights George’s desire to implement change and encourage others to join him while also nodding to those who’ve inspired him. Produced by Matty Benbrook, ‘Search Party’ recently premiered on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. 

What the press says:"Like the best poets, he also has one eye on the tiniest, most painful details – this trail of blood is “like the one Hansel and Gretel found” – and one eye on the big picture. It’s a combination that ensures that his voice – and his words – remain in your head long after he finishes performing."

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