“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.”
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.
We’re back in Nottinghamshire and this time at the Library in Newark on Thursday the 19th march.
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Baldertongate, Newark NG24 1UW
Doors open 18:30 and the show starts at 19:00 more details to follow
A night of poetry and music hosted by Hylda Sims. 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!
We are delighted to return to the Wenlock festival this year where we’re appearing in the Closing Gala show with Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Imtiaz Dharker and Jean Atkin.
The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Sun 26 April 2015. From 8:00-10:30pm.
Tickets: £13.00 – £18.00
Not much info as yet but we’re playing in Gloucestershire on Saturday May 9 at the Chipping Campden Festival with the wonderful Roger McGough… watch this space!
Here are a few of our videos, there are more to be seen on our YouTube Channel and our Vimeo page.
There seems to be some dispute over whether Edward Thomas’ unscheduled stop at the small station in Gloucestershire happened on June 23rd or 24th 1914. The UK Poetry Society reckon it was the 23rd and we composed this setting as part of their celebration of the occasion. It was filmed ‘live’ on an iPad but we’re pretty pleased with the quality.
Andy J Cash’s review of our album on his Words About Songs blog (May 21 2014)
“Many musicians strive for those perfect lyrics, agonise for hours over a half-rhyme or try to fit their words into a rhythm. A lot of these give up in their pursuit of lyrical impeccability and fill in the gaps with oh’s and nah’s…” Read more