“The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world”
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.”
A set of photos from our show in Chipping Campden with Roger McGough taken by John Butler. A great night at a fantastic festival in such a lovely setting. Thanks to Vicky and the Campden Festival team for looking after us so well, to Clearsound‘s Rich for… well… such a ‘clear sound’ and to Cotswold Traiteur for the pork pies… pure poetry in a pie crust :).
Carol Ann Duffy spoke for around an hour, captivating every single person as she read out her amazing poems; some from the point of view of the wife of a famous man, mythical or real. One of these examples is Mrs. Midas, who is left to deal with the atrocious consequences of her husband’s whimsical wish. Carol Ann Duffy made us laugh and cry; Read more →
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.
Sunday evening way out west in the wilds of Cornwall. Poldark country. Beautiful scenery, let’s hope for lovely weather too. We’re bringing a slide show and a hatful of classics including our WW1 set to the Sterts Theatre in Upton Cross, nr Liskeard. PL14 5AZ. You can book tickets online. Check out the festival website.
On Saturday September 19th we’ll be at Lickey Parish Hall – The Trinity Centre, 441 Old Birmingham Road, Lickey, Birmingham B45 8ES. The show starts about 7.45 and we’ll come armed will a full slideshow. Check the festival site for tickets.