About Incubator Sessions by B:Music & Poetry Co'Lab
Incubator Sessions are back! We invite you to come and experience exciting new sounds as musicians share their latest creations and test new music before its released, alongside our partners Poetry Co’Lab who bring you some of the most exciting poets from the region. This event is artist & audience interactive, meaning not only do we ask our musicians to co-create a new piece of music on the night but we also invite our audience to get involved by sharing their own poetry or jumping in on our energetic cypher. Whether you choose to sit back and enjoy or get involved everyone is welcome to share this warm creative space.
Incubator Sessions are supported by B:Music & PRS Foundation
Randolph Matthews is a vocalist with a career spanning an impressive 25 years. Randolph has become a truly exceptional performer, showcasing his vocal variation across the breadth of popular music. Over the years Randolph has received critical acclaim from both his peers and critics alike, with his unique sound drawing comparisons to the legendary Bobby McFerrin (infused with a touch of cinematic magic). The Guardian described his vocals as ‘cinematic’, vocally flawless and world class.
Throughout his illustrious career Randolph has had the privilege of collaborating with an array of musical luminaries including; Richards Bono, Bill Frisell, Mulatu Astatke, Angelique Kidjo and jazz virtuoso Herbie Hancock. He has performed at many prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace, O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall, and Ronnie Scotts, leaving audiences captivated by his blend of pop, soul, and Jazz across his own original songs and renditions of global classics.
Currently working on New material for release in 2024, Randolph will be sharing new sounds along with classics, and importantly giving you the opportunity to collaborate with him on the night.
British musician, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Charlotte Keeffe wears her love for free improvisation, jazz and experimental music on her sleeve. Whether performing regularly as a soloist (Sound Brush), or leading a variety of different ensembles, including her Right Here, Right Now Quartet, she carefully carves out spaces for the free movement of ideas and individual expression.
This month Poetry Collab brings you poet Shanya Grace, Tameka Steadman and another electric poetry cypher!
Shanya Grace is a Spoken Word Artist/Poet and Singer-Songwriter from Birmingham, UK. Drawing from her life experiences and relationship with God, her words offer solace, inspiration and hope to the listener. Shanya Grace explores the unspoken, and seeks to spark conversations through her pieces.
Tameka Steadman is a Poet, Actress, Host and Mentor. CEO of her brand 1.Put. The. T.In. Poetry her work includes themes such as Race. Feminism. Culture and Mental Health. Tamika has performed around the UK on stages such as The Commonwealth Games 2022. Her work has been featured on multiple BBC platforms, Mojatu & No Taboo magazine and throughout the Black lives matter movement. Tamika also creates events and leads workshops in various care and school settings that aim to inspire poetry and creative writing.
£8.00 (£5.00 Early Bird Offer until 30th September 23:59)
Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers, as per Access Scheme
Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons
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