Category Archives: Music

Poejazzi Shorts: Shakka

We’re happy to gift you another of our Poejazzi Shorts, this time we got Shakka to sit still for a while in-between that busy schedule (it’s only going to get busier) and all that energy he’s got and talk those inimitable Shakkapellas … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends Sound & Silents: Mary Pickford Revived

This is a wicked idea: you show three classic silent short films – all starring Canadian Hollywood pioneer Mary Pickford– and then you commission three cutting edge female musicians  to create new compositions to soundtrack each short. EVERYBODY WINS. EYES AND … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Beethoven.’

You may not know this, but I love me some Shane Koyczan. The night he performed at Poejazzi was probably one of my favourite nights ever. There are few spoken word artists who have mastered rhythm, humor and vocal volume. … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Paper Tiger’s ‘Green Hill Zone//Soumi Shuffle’

Leeds based Live Future band Paper Tiger are amazeballs. We offer as evidence: a seven minute mash up of their track Green Hill Zone (out on JuslikeMusic Records and unfortunately not a cover of the famous Sonic the Hedgehog Level Soundtrack) with unreleased demo … Continue reading

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Skreams of delight for Jodi

In news that couldn’t make me more excited, Jodi Ann Bickley is set to collaborate with dubstep superstar Skream. I don’t know what it is about this news that makes me happiest, so I’ll have to set out my reasons … Continue reading

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New track from The King’s Will, “Human After All”

Hi all, Musa here; I’m very much looking forward to the launch of The King’s Will in about a month, at C.A.M.P. There are definitely some nerves -it’s a big leap for me creatively – but they’re outmatched by excitement. … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Presents: The King’s Will Plus Support, Dec 13 at C.A.M.P

We can think of no better way to end the Year Of The Poet (Verse 2) than a performance of possibly the most ambitious spoken word/electronica album of recent years. Ladies and Gentlemen; it’s the début gig of The King’s Will’s As The … Continue reading

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Jodi Ann Bickley and Poppy Tibbetts

You live in Birmingham, you like poetry. Therefore you know Jodi Ann Bickley. Her work as the host and founder of the Speak Up nights is exemplary. Her style is somewhere between Poeticat and Polarbear; monologue based, observational, with a deceptively simple internal … Continue reading

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MEGATON NO 3: MUSA OKWONGA HOSTS POEJAZZI’S 5TH

Our third and final Megaton Announcement: Musa Okwonga -member of acclaimed poetry group A Poem Inbetween People, Author of critically lauded football books A Cultured Left Foot and Will You Manage, one half of electro outfit The King’s Will, face … Continue reading

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And In Other News: Paula Varjack Tours the UK

Our favourite bespectacled poet from Germany and co-founder of the excellent Anti-Slam, Paula Varjack, will be touring the UK this autumn. Paula possesses spades of wit, humour, and a pleasantly offbeat style of poetry, so do yourselves all kinds of … Continue reading

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