|Chill Pill performing in Bournemouth on 14th May|
Speaking of which - Have you got your tickets to THE BIG ONE at The Albany yet?
BOX OFFICE NUMBER 020 8692 4446
or book online - http://www.thealbany.org.uk/tickets/926/Spoken%20Word/Chill-Pill:-The-Big-One
|Chill Pill is celebrating it's 3rd birthday at The Albany in style.|
There'll be music, rhymes & good vibes as we pay homage to the organisers behind some of the leading nights on the London Spoken Word scene.
Benin City - Front man Joshua Idehen is a host and organiser of one of the strongest poetry & music nights around, 'Poejazzi'. If you haven't heard of Benin City I have no idea where you've been!? Here's what's been said of them -
“Woah nelly….incredible! ….they make me want to be young again!” – Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
“I love this band!…They’re tearing the roof off!” – Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
“Charming, funky, and very funny!” – The Independent
“Refreshing, exciting and completely unique.” – Soweto Kinch
“Benin City mash up experience, fun and wisdom into a melting pot of afrobeat, hip hop and jazz that will make you
laugh and cry while shaking your booty…Have dazzled as guests on my Xfm X-Posure show.” - John Kennedy, XFM
Latest sing - My Love "every muscle my love has - it flexes for you"
Chris Redmond - Host of Tongue Fu, one of the more upmarket Spoken Word events around where featured poets improvise their poems with The Tongue Fu band. They now run nights at The Royal Albert Hall as well as Rich Mix in East London.
Kat Francois - Host of Word4Word in Stratford. A popular Open Mic night which is held down by a true master of the Spoken Word, you wouldn't argue with a World Slam Champ, right? thought not.
Dean Atta - Host of Come Rhyme With Me. One of the most talked about poets in London after his controversial poem, 'I Am Nobody's Nigger' went viral and was featured in The Guardian and BBC Radio. Recently, Dean released a book of poems by the same title.
Anthony Anaxagorou - Host of 'Outspoken', probably the biggest new poetry night to hit London. Anthony has released seven books of poetry and his notable poem 'What If I Told You' is one of the most talked about poems around.