From Prokofiev’s wife to Radiohead’s drum technician, many have laid down their lives for music. This brand new show from poet Genevieve Carver is a raucous funeral party for the forgotten heroes of musical history. Weaving spoken word with original music from a live band, The Unsung takes you on a whirlwind tour around the world exploring how music has shattered the lives of those who’ve loved it most.
With additional sets from the most lovable Yorkshireman in poetry Gav Roberts, and ethereal singer-songwriter James Ewan Tait.
Doors 7:00PM, 7:30PM start. Pay as you feel.
Genevieve Carver has been delighting audiences in Sheffield since 2011 with her straight-talking, gin-fuelled spoken word routine. Past appearances have included the Edinburgh Fringe and Shambala music festival. Her written work has appeared in Iota, Envoi, Now Then and The North magazines, and she was a semi-finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK National Poetry Slam 2016.
“Gevi Carver is one of the leading stars of the northern spoken word scene, often amusing and heartbreaking in the same sentence, she is always entertaining and one of South Yorkshire’s best performers” - Now Then Magazine.
Genevieve’s band are: Sarah Sharp (violin, keys, guitar), Tim Knowles (guitar) and Brian Bestall (percussion).
Sarah Sharp is a Sheffield-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Alongside solo projects, she set up folk-pop duo Yellowcake with Ian Brammall and played in electro-psych band, Mysteron, which in collaboration with keyboardist Jonathan Willmer has now spawned a new project called Case Number 15609.
Tim Knowles is a musician, educator and researcher who lives in Sheffield. Besides ‘The Unsung’, his current performance projects include the jazz trio ‘Chronology’ (with Brian Bestall and Pete Lyons), and the rock band ‘MollyAnna’. Tim is a tutor at AS Music School and the University of Sheffield, where he is undertaking a PhD in ethnomusicology focusing on participatory music-making.
Brian is a Sheffield based drummer/ percussionist and teacher. His aim is always to work with interesting people creating outstanding music, and if there’s jazz in there all the better. Cyrrent projects include jazz trio ‘Chronology’ (with Tim Knowles and Pete Lyons)
Gav Roberts set up ROMP spoken word events in Rotherham and is one of Yorkshires best known performers. He has supported Lemn Sissay, Mike Garry, Buddy Wakefield and Benjamin Zephaniah. His work brings out the beauty, comedy and poignancy in everyday situations told in a unique, honest and instantly recognisable voice. 'Impossible to dislike' – Write Out Loud.
James Ewan Tait is a singer, guitarist, and song writer, based in Sheffield, noted for his distinctive, dynamic, singing style, and performances that range from contemplative to explosive. James recently finished recording an EP with a producer and a host of musicians, arranged and recorded with an open minded, experimental ethos over the course of a year. The EP is set for release on Backwater Records in late Novmber, with a launch event at Regather on November 25th.
James will be performing a concise set of his ethereal, melancholic songs, some from the EP, some older, and some newer. https://www.facebook.com/jamesewantaitjamesewantait
The Unsung has been developed as a residency project at Bank Street Arts and will be appearing at other venues across the north in the coming months. For more info see: