Posts Tagged ‘News’

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Shamballed

September 3, 2010

Just back from the mighty Shambala festival where I did an impromptu 20 mins at the Wandering Word tent, was empty to start but packed by the end.

Also entered the slam on sunday to try to win tix, but lost out to the mighty Anna Friedmann‘s highly polished poetics and Jeffry Johns rampant freestyle ramblethon … no shame!

The last few weeks have seen a major performance every weekend, from rocking Monkey Business on a Saturday night (7th Aug) to a mad 19 hour roundtrip to do 20 mins with Hammer & Tongue at the Edinburgh Festival (13th) to hosting WordSoundHavePower at the Others with Dave Pepper and Blabbermouth (21st). August has been a spectacular month … next week am off back to Malaysia to carry on the revolution … watch this space …

From Shambala, the following acts were stupendous –

Dizraeli & the Small Gods – folk-poetry-hop with crazy harmonies and amazing storytelling. Get yourself a good god!

Sound of Rum – Kate Tempest’s band, intense and moving. Check out Cannibal Kids and Prometheus … or anything she does really, its all blinding … and she is so so humble …

Plus I got a haircut … punkrock dreadlock!

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Show Me Your Bronze

May 4, 2010

Hammer and Tongue London Slam Final –

Blazed through getting increasingly drunker to a packedout Green Note Cafe. People sat on the floor, on the stage, in the toilets, everywhere.

Came in third overall, got through to third round, but this means I’m still through for the nationals. Sweeeet.

Pete the Temp comes highly recommended as an ace poet and allround nice bloke.

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F@ck f@cebook, in the f@ce!

May 2, 2010

Trying out some networking stuff to promo future gigs. Check out May its packed full of performances and in the big news Furious George has been booked for a Saturday night at the prestigious MonkeyBusiness comedy club! Watch this space!

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Upcoming Gigs

May 2, 2010

MIGHTY JAH-J! SOUNDS & BLUES feat. FURIOUS GEORGE

dub-dub punk-punk funk-funk rap-rap rave-rave po-po etry

The phenomena is at HAIR OF THE DOG, at the Spice of Life in Soho:

MAY 9th with SHABBY ROGUE and GROK – free entry 8pm start.

JUNE 13th

FURIOUS GEORGE

May 3rd = Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam Final

May 17th – Monkey Business Chalk Farm

May 18th – Monkey Business Camden

More to follow!

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f’King Poet

April 19, 2010

VOTE

FURIOUS GEORGE !

 

f‘KING POET

George has qualified for the

HAMMER & TONGUE POETRY SLAM FINAL

 

 8 pm – MONDAY MAY 3RD

THE GREEN NOTE CAFÉ, CAMDEN

 

PoetrySlam is competitive poetry – 8 poets – 2 rounds – 3 minutes each – audience votes for the winner

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POET & WATCH HIM SMASH THE COMPETITION

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Acoustic Insurgency – Sunday 28th!

March 26, 2010

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No Fear New Year

January 23, 2010

George Paul Wielgus (that’s me) did some stuff this week, I tell thee …

Performed at Catweasel, alongside a rapping harp-player and the indomitably weird Faceometer … open mike shenanigans. didn’t quite match up to the truly bizarre and outrageous nudity-and-worms fest that happened at the Foundry before Christmas, but still grand …

Also, two submissions accepted. Will be appearing in Sharon Bakar’s readingds uber-anthology (alongside everyone else in Kuala Lumpur who somuchas put pen to scrawl).

Also the lovely David Wills from beatdom now wrote back and said he’ll include a couple of pooms in issue 5, coming out January 31st. Feedback from him was ace:

“I like these, so I’ll think about breaking the deadline and putting them in Issue Five. I didn’t like them the first time I read them, but I totally changed my opinion on second reading… I’m not sure why, so I’ll think about it.

Cheers Willsy. That hopefully captures most people’s response to them.

I pledge there is no surrender, fight make vampire's bleed, recite this ex-loser's creed ... FIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS!