Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light
Doors 7:30pm £5
Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light is the musical collaboration between the acclaimed poet and author Jeremy Reed, the musician and producer Itchy Ear. Together they create a performance dynamic unparalleled in British poetry and an excitement usually only generated by pop. The Ginger Light is an attempt to blur the boundaries that exist between spoken word, music, sound design and song – often incorporating multimedia elements into their performances. Since forming in 2008, they have gigged regularly throughout London and most recently in Austria, and in Switzerland at the world famous Cabaret Voltaire, steadily building up a loyal and appreciative following. Their debut album Big City Dilemma is available through Cherry Red Records/SFE
Jeremy Reed has been for decades Britain’s most dynamic, adventurous and controversial poet. Called by the Independent, “British poetry’s glam, spangly, shape-shifting answer to David Bowie”, his poetry, fiction and performances of his work are singularly inimitable in their opposition to grey mainstream poetry. He has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction – including works on Scott Walker, Lou Reed, Elvis Presley, Billy Holiday and Arthur Rimbaud. Jeremy writes about every subject considered taboo by the British poetry establishment – glamour, pop, rock, sci-fi, cybernauts, mutants, gay identity, drugs, the neuroscientific, the disaffected and outlawed, and, of course, the fizzy big city chemistry of the London in which he lives and creates.