Call it making amends: we’ve known about James Massiah for a bit and a half, but we never got around to booking him because, well,
we’re lazy like that we never got the right line up that suited his style and content. Yes, we consider these things; we don’t just lump people together and hope pigs fly at the end?! Finesse! Planning!
James Massiah makes wordplay exciting to the intellect AND the heart; a refreshingly individual style and brutally honest with his narrative; there are treasures to be found in every one of his lines, lots of ‘ummms’ and ‘ahhhh’ and ‘CHEEEEZ!’ when he speaks, swear down. You may call him an ‘urban’ poet, but we prefer the term ‘influenced by hip hop, in the best way.’ He is one of the few (if not only; we haven’t checked) spoken word artists to have featured on SBTV, and runs his own successful spoken word night in east called The Poet And The Beat. We expect big things coming for the fellow.
James Massiah, along with Tanya Auclair will be supporting Musa Okwonga’s The King’s Will on Dec 13th, at C.A.M.P, old street, london. Tickets online got £5 here, on door? £10