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Here at R & B Towers, we’ve been wondering what to do with ourselves creatively post-indyref madness. We’ve decided that As Much As Humanly Possible is a good place to start.
With that in mind, our Season 3 relaunch sees us taking to a new Edinburgh home, The Bongo Club, AND starting up a late afternoon burst of lyrical delight at Stereo in Glasgow. Each month, we will be exploring (though not slavishly adhering to) a different ‘theme’ across both cities. And in October we are delighted to announce that…
Bigmouth Strikes Again!
Interpret it how ye will, but we’re thinking October might a time for speaking out, shouting out, keeping oor oars in, being heard and generally being as much of a nuisance as possible. Or, you can take the lyrics of The Smiths song entirely literally, which actually…. are a little disturbing… Anyway! Helping us explore this theme, we have…
Edinburgh, if ye dinnae know who this is, let’s be having ye. Here’s a tiny taster biog:
Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria ’1984, Inua Ellams is a Word and Graphic Artist, a writer with a style as influenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop, by Keats as it is by MosDef. Rooted in a love for rhythm and language, he crosses 18th century romanticism & traditional story telling with contemporary diction and musicality. In other words – he’s not to be missed!
In her own words (for we could not say it better): “My first book, Any Other Mouth, was published by Freight Books in June 2014. I write literary fiction for adults. My favourite form is the short story, but I am working on a novel at the moment too. I’ve had my work broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland, and published in UK publications like The Scotsman, The Best British Short Stories 2013, Edinburgh Review, Litro Magazine, Gutter, The Year of Open Doors, From Glasgow to Saturn, and in US lit mags like Zygote in my Coffee, Up The Staircase Quarterly, and Citizens For Decent Literature. My favourite subjects are: sexuality, grief, women, relationships, mental health, addiction, recovery, and me me me.” These are, coincidentally, some of our favourite subjects here at R&B Towers…
Massively talented and skilled singer-songwriter, Beavis has been captivating audiences in Scotland and beyond with increasingly awesome performances!
BBC Slam Finalist, and definitely one-to-watch! Toby’s poetry and performances make him a stand-out new voice on the scene. Watch the video of Campion in action (below).
THE BANTER THIEFS
Motherwell band rapidly gaining notice for their high-energy performances and great lyrics. New single Pretty Boys out now.
The Bongo Club