Well, it was my spoken word and music event at the quirky little bohemian cafe in Balsall Heath last night and it was a night bursting with talent.
It’s not just spoken word and music (maybe I should rename it) there are comedians , a magician and often more.
I remember way back when variety programmes began to receive high ratings , programmes like, “The good old days.” Yes, I am that old! We still love variety acts today, I believe ,”Britain’s got talent” is still on .
What lots of people may not know is there are many venues in Birmingham where talent is overflowing, last night was just one of them
My partner recently started to play the cajon. Now there is no stopping him, he is in about 4 groups at the moment but it’s ever growing.
He likes me to accompany him as often as I can to support his bands. ..I feel that little by little I am becoming a groupie. ..but the most reluctant groupie ever!
One of the things that I love about Birmingham is the diversity of its people. This leads to an amazing range of art, music and food.
There is always an event happening in Birmingham displaying this wonderfulness.
Last night I went to an event celebrating Portugal carnation revolution. I had never heard of this before, it was celebrated with beautiful sung Portuguese poetry, music , singer singer writers and traditional food.
It was a lovely evening where I lost in the moment
I have just hosted my monthly Spoken word and music event @the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton and once more it was bursting with local talent. From a young and brilliant singer song writers on the guitar with his friend on the cajon…they must of both been around 18 in age. ..to a lovely elderly experienced poet reciting his own gentle poetry reflecting on the effects of aging.
A few years ago, a quiet man wandered into my spoken word event with a guitar on his back and asked me for a slot. It was a very busy event and I was too full to let him perform. But I told him to come back the following month.
He did and I gave him a slot, he performed some Nick Drake songs and after he chatted about his own songs he was working on.
Last night he launched his debut album at the Ort, and it was a wonderful event. I am totally blessed to play a tiny part in artists lifes prior to them flourishing then releasing albums, poetry books and shows