Monthly Archives: September 2011

Poejazzi’s 5th Preview: Free Download From Cornelia

As we lead up to our 5th Anniversay night on oct 11, Poejazzi will be showcasing each of the artists performing per week. Expect free downloads, videos and maybe a guest article, or poem, or even written lyrics; we’re not fussy. Next Up… Our Headline Act: Cornelia! Cornelia has been kind enough to lend us ...

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Poejazzi’s 5th Preview: Cornelia

As we lead up to our 5th Anniversay night on oct 11, Poejazzi will be showcasing each of the artists performing per week. Expect free downloads, videos and maybe a guest article, or poem, or even written lyrics; we’re not fussy. Next Up… Our Headline Act: Cornelia! Modern Intelligent Pop is the bestest way I ...

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Thank you, Ghostpoet

I am very grateful to Ghostpoet. Not only for finding a way to make the word “poet” sit comfortably on hipsters’ lips (that’s an awesome name, first and foremost) but for helping me to make sense of a supremely unproductive weekend. I arrived home at 10:30pm on Friday evening and didn’t leave my house till ...

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Jono Mccleery: ‘There Is’

Of all the perks of being an artist/running a music night, surely the best of them all has to be ‘You get to meet lots of really incredible artists.’ Artists you love enough to champion to mates and strangers like it was your own material. Artists who take your breath away whenever they breathe on ...

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Poejazzi’s 5th Preview: A Free Track From Rosie Sleightholme

As we lead up to our 5th Anniversay night on oct 11, Poejazzi will be showcasing each of the artists performing per week. Expect free downloads, videos and maybe a guest article, or poem, or even written lyrics; we’re not fussy.   First up… Rosie Sleightholme! The wonderful Rosie has lended us this absolute beaut ...

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Poejazzi’s 5th Preview: Rosie Sleighthol​me Performs She Moves Thru The Fair

As we lead up to our 5th Anniversay night on oct 11, Poejazzi will be showcasing each of the artists performing per week. Expect free downloads, videos and maybe a guest article, or poem, or even written lyrics; we’re not fussy.   First up… Rosie Sleightholme! Rosie Sleightholme has already gained high acclaim for her ...

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Scroobius Pip drives the charts to distraction

Scroobius Pip has done it again: with his fantastic new album, “Distraction Pieces”, he has taken topics traditionally seen as left-field and brought them centre-stage of UK music. In the album’s first two days of release, it has surged as high as number 7 on the iTunes charts, rising above Example’s “Playing in the Shadows”; ...

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Songs that feel like poems, #1: “Harlem River Drive”, Bobbi Humphrey

There are some songs that feel like poems to me. What I mean is that they take me on such an emotional journey that I feel fresh images, ideas and words filling my mind as soon as I hear them. These songs that sound like poems, that make me emote, are very rare indeed – ...

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“9/11″, a poem by Musa Okwonga

The eleventh of September; yes, I remembered, Thanks to the Guardian - Who live-tweeted the evil long after it was over, Stealing my closure And now I was back at that Awful day, When, at law school, I was called away from class To bear witness. And now I relived it. I had to stop ...

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POEJAZZI ANNOUNCEMENT: OCT 11 SLIGHT CHANGE IN LINE UP

                                      Hi all, Looking forward to seeing you at Poejazzi’s 5th anniversary party on 11 October at CAMP London; we hope you’re looking forward as we are to our fantastic line-up. We’re having music from Cornelia, a ...

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Humble: a short piece about Scroobius Pip

I have a lot of respect for Scroobius Pip. Yes, he’s an artist who has received worldwide acclaim, and who has built an impressive body of work in a short space of time. But there are better measures of a person than mere success. I write this because of something that happened last weekend at ...

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Yungun and the Bottletop Band: “Message in a Bottle”

Yungun, a Poejazzi friend and previous headliner (click here for clips from his 2010 set at the E4 Udderbelly, Southbank) slips into spoken word mode: and how it suits him. With The Bottletop Band, a collective of Brazilian and British artists, he’s recorded “A Message in a Bottle”; it’s the perfect track with which to ...

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Guest Poem: James Hall, “Whenever you have to grow, little brother”

Whenever you have to grow, little brother I will imagine your 12-year-old fingernails cracking under the guitar chord strains of Green Day’s ‘Good-Riddance’ a whole childhood lining the thin threads of dusty band shirts that lay to rest in attics stashed with stuffed animals you pretended could all talk with the same voice (yours)   ...

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