David Rees-Jones organiser of Nomad Variety booked me for this charity night last month. The event consisted of fabulous entertainment from two comedians, two musicians and myself, performing poetry.
Nomad Variety brings together local performers, to entertain in a range of venues across Birmingham, with live solo performances including folk, jazz and blues music, comedy and spoken word. We’re delighted to be hosting the group in our cosy Studio on Friday 20 March, 7pm. Hot and cold drinks available and of course, cake!
Advance booking for the event is recommended to avoid disappointment. © Live Brum 2015
The studio was a great venue and people had an enjoyable night.
Karl Merrick, a talented musician and also a poet opened the evening with an amazing set. I could listen to Karl all night, he was followed by Tom Christian, who I had seen perform at The Ort before. He had two slots in the evening he treated us to his stand up first.
I performed some of my more light-hearted poetry including some favourite crowd pleasers. Rob Kemp showed us how to deal with hecklers during his routine. David Rees-Jones performed his stand-up in between sets and even told us about his Big Brother secret.
In the second half Karl treated us to more music on his metal guitar, Tom read us some fantastic letters he has genuinely sent to companies and finally Rich Stokes finished the night off with an incredible selection of his music.
I met Rich Stokes at a Gallery event we performed at last year, he headlined Mouth & Music this month (which I missed) so I was delighted to be on the same bill again. Great to catch up with him. He closed the evening with his song ‘Man, Man’ – which I remember loving the first time I heard him play.
I thoroughly enjoyed being on the bill along with comedians & musicians.