“The most brilliant music and poetry band I’ve seen in decades.”
Carol Ann Duffy
“Little Machine’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old favourites and new ones all over again. They sing, strum, beat, get you tapping your feet, make you laugh and break your heart, every word sung clear as a bell. I swear the Bard himself has joined this band.”
Here we are, full of mince pies and beer, performing our setting of Shelley’s sonnet at the ram Jam Club in Kingston. This was recorded by Peter Francis at the Rhythm & Muse Christmas Special, December 18, 2014. Unfortunately Steve is out of shot but his piano comes through loud and clear.
Our first show of the year! Tuesday 3rd of March Beyond Words at The Gypsy Hill Tavern 79 Gipsy Hill, London, Gipsy Hill SE19 1QH just 1 minute’s walk from Gypsy Hill Station. Doors 7:00 for 7:30. We’ll bring a new slideshow, some new settings and some old favourites. It’s a small venue so come early to get a good seat.
A night of poetry and music hosted by Hylda Sims were performing alongside Hilaire, Joolz Sparkes and Jill Abram. Fourth Friday happens at the Poetry Cafe from 8pm to 10:30pm -ish on the fourth Friday of almost every month., 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H PBP. Tel: 0207 420 9888. There is a bar, food and disabled access. The nearest tube station is Covent Garden. Admission £8 (£6 concessions).
Friday 24th of April in Cheltenham. We are so excited to be returning to the Cheltenham Poetry Festival after our riotous welcome last year. We’ll be in town early to do some poetry and music workshops. Follow Cheltpoetfest on twitter – they are prodigious tweeters!
Our first time at the Brighton Festival and it’s going to be an amazing show with Carol Ann Duffy at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE. Tuesday May 5, 8:00 pm, Tickets cost £10. Event and booking details are on the festival website. We love working with Carol Ann and have set a number of her poems to music, here’s our version of ‘Mean Time‘.