“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.
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 bring a full slide show and a set featuring towering classics by Shakespeare, Yeats, Eliot , Shelley and local boy W E Henley; modern masterpieces by Laureate ladies Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke and Liz Lochhead and a special selection of poems from World War One (not necessarily the ones you might expect). 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‘.
Sunday evening way out west in the wilds of Cornwall. Poldark country. Beautiful scenery, let’s hope for lovely weather too. Not many details yet but watch this space for updates and check the festival website.
Details to be confirmed but please put the date in your diary. Keats house is a lovely venue for our show and we’re hoping Daljit Nagra will join us on the night to read a few poems. Find Keats House on Facebook and Twitter
Keats House, Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR. Watch this space for more details and booking.
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.