~An evening of Spoken Word, Poetry & Theatrics~
What’s Going On?
Strap yourself in as seven scintillating spoken word artistes fill your evening with renditions of satire, sensuality, nihilism, socialism, sound compositions and more… featuring Amy Bodossian - Benjamin Solah - Brendan Bonsack - Danksta Downunder – Geoffrey Datson - Hunch - Lisa McLean.
With music and poetry from Brendan Bonsack (Accidental Bedfellows) to poetry from raconteur and world traveller, Hamish Danksta Brown (Danksta Downunder).
Currently touring the east coast from Queensland, Geoffrey Datson, from psychedelic folk duo ~Datson Hughes~, will amaze with an incredible piece from his EP ‘Whispering Highway’.
After a phenomenal circuit of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, spoken word and cabaret artiste Amy Bodossian will make you laugh, make you cry and possibly a little bit aroused with her mischievous morphology of words.
Slammer and performer, Hunch will impress us with his speed of wit, his interwoven words and his vocal dexterity.
Lisa McLean will inspire and melt your heart as she takes you deep within the shadow of her psyche to tantalise and inspire you with her revelations of truth and beauty through Spoken Word.
Benjamin Solah, the man behind Melbourne Spoken Word is described as a writer to be reckoned with… his work is passionate, no holds-barred and pulls no punches!
Hop on a tram, train, bus, bike, taxi or uber and discover what this night will deliver....
oors - Bar - Lounge - Courtyard:
from 8:30pm sharp
Arrive early, grab yourself a bevie from the bar over a chat with friends and chill out in the lounge or courtyard before the show
Venue minimum dress request:
Neat smart, neat casual or even a little eccentric.
No torn jeans or casual shorts, no thongs/flip-flops permitted at any time.
Event Enq: James
0478 093 068 ~ Mon – Fri 12pm – 8pm
Other Enq: BluAfterGlow
0412 510 424 ~ Mon - Fri 12pm - 8pm
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Bookings are recommended, secure your ticket on-line now.
On-line bookings close at 7pm on show day.
Tickets may be available on the door, if not sold out prior.
Pre-sale Tickets: www.trybooking.com/278680
$29 - Reserved premium cocktail table seat
$29 - Reserved premium High Table seat
$22 - General entry non-reserved seat
$18 - Concession non-reserved seat.
~ Amy Bodossian ~
Critically acclaimed Cabaret performer and Spoken Word artist, Amy is an eccentric and unforgettable performer who has been captivating audiences for over fifteen years with her unique blend of song, spoken word and comedy.
Amy has appeared on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Please Like Me, performed at major festivals across Australia and headlined most of Melbourne’s major poetry events. She's been nominated for a Green Room Award and received rave reviews.
★★★★½ - The Advertiser . . . . | . . . . ★★★★½ - Glam Adelaide’
~ Benjamin Solah ~
A wearer of various hats, Benjamin is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, Director of Melbourne Spoken Word and a co-producer at Slamalamadingdong. He grew up in western Sydney and after moving to Melbourne, became addicted to the vibrant spoken word scene. He has been described as 'a writer to be reckoned with' and his work as 'no-holds-barred passionate'.
Benjamin has been featured in Overland, Going Down Swinging and Cordite Poetry Review as well as featured at Passionate Tongues, The Dan, Voices in the Attic, The Owl & Cat Readings plus White Night and Melbourne Fringe.
~ Brendan Bonsack ~
An accomplished poet and songwriter, Brendan has featured at Australian and European festivals with his written work appearing in print and on-line.
Brendon’s original songs have been released over ten solo albums and may be heard in cafes and bars around Melbourne. He has produced six books of poetry, including a collaborative work with poets from coastal Australia and the US where his most recent collection is published by Blank Rune Press.
Brendon’s poetry and music is available online at www.brendanbonsack.com
~ Geoffrey Datson (Datson Hughes) ~
A sound artist combining spoken word, electronica and instrumentation in his recordings. Datson's recorded work is a synthesis of forms of sonic expression in which the voice and the sound field are interdependent. He has two books in print: 'Protest Singer' and 'Then, and Then; a memoir', and many recordings soon for digital re-release.
Datson has appeared at the Gloucester, Byron Bay, Wordjammin's 'Random Acts of Poetry' at the Brisbane Writers' Festival and Reality Bites Non-fiction Festival. He is currently working in collaboration with Melbourne artist Nicholas Nedelkopoulos on a major series entitled the Datson Driveby, each 15 min episode incorporating film, poetry, music, song and spoken word. He is currently touring his psychedelic folk duo Datson Hughes's EP Whispering Highway . www.datsonhughes.com
~ Hunch (Daymon Greulich) ~
Hunch explores his own limits through spoken word, both physically and mentally, with his rambunctious rantings of self-loathing and self-acceptance.
Known for his signature syncopated style and twisted lyrics, he searches for humour and absurdity in the darkest recesses of the human condition.
In just over two years as a spoken word performer, Hunch has fast-talked his way to a Voices In The Attic feature, scored a victory at Melbourne Spoken Word's Wham Bam Thank You Slam and has been a support act for American spoken word superstar, Oveous.
MSW Interview: www.melbournespokenword.com/poetic-preface-hunch
~ Danksta Downunder ~
Born in Sydney 1957 and facing the facts of this being a sexagenary year. A nomadic poet, writer (in English and French) and spoken word performer who arrived in Melbourne a year ago after extensive travels around the world.
Shortlisted for the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize 2016, Danksta has performed in heats of the Australian and Toronto Poetry Slams and at events of all kinds including Adelaide Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival, Bowery Poetry Club, Spoken Word Paris and Istanbul.
Frequently published in journals and websites here and abroad.
Currently writing a new collection 'Sifting Through Poembers' to be published later this year and involved in organising poetry and spoken word events in Melbourne.
~ Lisa McLean ~
a Melbourne-based poet who has been writing poetry for 18 years, where her work has been described as raw, confrontational, passionate and infinitely entertaining.
Lisa performs on a wide range of topics, though especially loves expressing her dark side. She recently published her first book of poetry called 'Shadow' , which follows her exploration of the dark and unconscious aspects of her psyche.
Lisa can be found appearing on the circuit where she has featured at various events such as Blame Smarty, Simply Spoken, Poetry at Absinthesalon and West Word.
Find Lisa's book here: www.au.blurb.com/b/7761814-shadow