With UrbanFarmHand, Ryan Van Winkle, Sophia Walker, Ellen Renton and introducing Djana Gabrielle. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Cameron Foster.
Flint & Pitch are delighted to present the debut album from UrbanFarmHard, ‘Tell Me The Place’. At times complex and obscure and at others simple and clear, ‘Tell Me The Place’ has delicious layers of vocals coupled with sublimely produced horns, synths, guitars, drums, samples and well, everything. Born from the crucible of the cut throat world of advertising music, UrbanFarmHand (aka Ben Seal, producer, composer, film-maker) has not come out unscathed; but nevertheless, UFH is dripping with love, and despair, and wonder. As if the record itself isn’t enough to boast about, the band’s line-up is a sight to behold – featuring Inge Thomson on everything (Accordion, Sampler, Percussion, Vocals), Siobhan Wilson (Reveal Records) on guitar and Prophet 12, and Calum McIntyre on drums. Line-up!
RYAN VAN WINKLE
Ryan Van Winkle is a poet, live artist, podcaster and critic living in Edinburgh. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the Saltire Society’s 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award.
His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The Prairie Schooner and The American Poetry Review.
As a member of Highlight Arts he has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2016.
Sophia Walker has performed everywhere from the United Nations to a Boston divebar. Her three spoken word shows have garnered four awards thus far, including Best UK Spoken Word Show, and have all toured through theatres across the UK and US. Her poems have aired on BBC iplayer, BBC Arts, Radio 4, Franceinter and stations across the US, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Italy and Ireland. Her debut poetry collection Opposite the Tourbus was shortlisted for the Reader’s Choice section of The Guardian’s First Book Award. She is the host and organiser of the annual BBC Slam Championships.
Ellen Renton is a poet originally from Edinburgh, now based in Glasgow. She has performed at various nights including Rally and Broad, Loud Poets, Sonnet Youth and Inky Fingers, and took part in the spoken word project Words First run by BBC1Xtra and the Roundhouse. She is the winner of The Time Is Now Prize 2015 and the Blind Poetics Slam 2016. With support from The Nurturing Talent Fund, in September 2016 she released ‘Beginnings’; a CD collection combining poetry and music. Her work has been featured by BBC Radio Scotland and Young Scot.
With your hosts Jenny Lindsay & Cameron Foster!
The Bongo Club