Great Poetry and Music

One of London's Leading Spoken Word Events and Online Magazines Promoting Spoken Word, Poetry and All Manners of Left-field, Amazing Music in the UK and Internationally.
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does."
Allen Ginsberg
  • New Music – This Week in New Music – April 25

    New Music - This Week in New Music - April 25

    Robyn and Röyksopp - Do it Again and Every Little Thing Listen here. You can't really go wrong with Robyn and Röyksopp in cahoots. After all they made The Girl and The Robot and that's one of the baddest songs to ever grace a dance floor. Two great tracks, one EP to ...

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  • Noah and his White(wash) Saviour Complex

    Noah and his White(wash) Saviour Complex

    Braveheart has had a remake on a cruise ship. Robin Hood (since murdering Kevin Costner) asked Hermione for a spell for the animals, before docking in Turkey for the final 18-30 Club Med party tour. My version of Noah is, of course, functioning with about as much relevance and loyalty ...

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  • New Music – Mara Hruby – Archaic Rapture

    New Music - Mara Hruby - Archaic Rapture

    What do you get if you mix Burt Bacharach, some country, a little folk, some jazz and a lil electronic? You get something awesome and beautiful that is full of vintage touches but sounds entirely new and fresh. If you love artists like Julie London and Dionne Warwick, you're going ...

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  • Going Out – Jawdance – April 23

    Going Out - Jawdance - April 23

    You can’t ignore the jaw, come and explore the jaw - don’t want to hear no can’ts or won’ts or shan’ts. Talk your way through the door - it’s what your jawbone’s for: Jawdance Jawdance Jawdance – JAAAWDAAANCE! Apples and Snakes presents Jawdance - a night of spoken word from some of the city's best young ...

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  • New Music – This Week in New Music – April 18

    New Music - This Week in New Music - April 18

    The Space Project Listen to stream here. This is a gorgeous, inspired project. Several innovative bands with their own unique style of doing things and instant recognizability apply their gifts to sounds taken from space to make something eerie, beautiful and very cool and perhaps because of the interaction with sounds from ...

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  • Music – Insomniax – Whyd Mix of the Month

    Music - Insomniax - Whyd Mix of the Month

    In an alternate universe, you've all heard of the spoken word/bass duo The Insomniax. You all bought the Green Cross Code EP (because the sort of cheeky, intelligent, dance-floor-friendly fare the Mitchell Brothers should have been releasing on that blasted Beats label. What's that? You don't know who the Mitchell ...

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  • Going Out – Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare – April 17

    Going Out - Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare - April 17

      We featured the inimitable Douglas Dare on our music picks of the week recently (ahem, last week) We couldn't let you just download his epic single Swim for free without telling you about the poetry reading he is doing on April 17 in conjunction with the release of his new ...

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  • New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – These Ghosts

    New Music - Poejazzi Live Session - These Ghosts

        These Ghosts are an experimental indie outfit after our own hearts and yours. Check out this interesting, ambient and beautifully executed track Coat of Feathers that featured on the NX Records mixtape last year. The band's multi-layered and intuitive way with melody and their ballsy tendency to take unexpected twists and ...

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Innovative

Poejazzi is one of the few music and spoken word organisations that manages to combine top quality live performances with innovative ideas and writing. Gareth Lewis - Tall Lighthouse

Diverse

One of the UK's most important outposts for the future of the spoken word. Passionate, open to new talent, diverse, and above all authentically interested in substance rather than style, it's a London treasure. Tom Chatfield - Prospect Magazine

Supportive

Poejazzi has supported and nurtured a wide range of artists in London and nationally. Sarah Ellis - The Royal Shakespeare Company