A special night of spoken word and live music from World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker, jazz musician Chris Read and ever-popular comic songwriter Gecko.
Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.
“A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby
Gecko’s playful lyrics cover life’s big things; think iPhones, the Mona Lisa & Grant Mitchell. He has appeared at Glastonbury & shared stages with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Robin Ince, Josie Long & Billy Bragg. In 2016 he took his debut hour ‘A Lizard Goes a Long Way’ to the Edinburgh Fringe and now joins ‘Harry & Chris’ on their national tour.
‘”It made me instantly happy.”
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“I do hope you like that as much as I do it just completely charmed me, we had a stack of the usual 150-200 records coming in that week, lots of bands sounding like other bands past and present pounding out of the speakers and then that came on… I think he’s quite brilliant.”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music