Phrased and Confused Tour 2009


Phrased and Confused heads off on tour this May, taking an irresistible mix of song-writing genius and spoken word to venues in Bracknell, London, Norwich, Derby, Stockton and Exeter.

We?ve invited some of our favourite songwriters and poets to climb aboard the tour bus, get lyrical and explore the spaces between poetry and music. Expect a night of blissed-out pop, dark satire, exuberant wordplay and new collaborations from four very different artists working together for the first time.

Championed by Steve Lamacq, and described by the Guardian as ?Canada?s best kept secret?the most unjustly overlooked band in Canada?, music collective Woodpigeon are rapidly gaining a cult following for their laid back and lush folk pop.Next up, the brilliant, darkly funny satirist, Murray Lachlan Young who is a regular at Ronnie Scott?s Jazz Club, penned the cult hit ?simply everyone is taking cocaine?, supported the Pet Shop Boys and is a resident rhymer with the BBC?s Saturday Live.

With nods to Patti Smith, John Cooper Clarke and Tom Waits poet Aofie Mannix and accordianist Janie Armour mix live and recorded sounds to create beautifully haunting soundscapes. We first worked with Aoife and Janie when they wrote new work for our Phrased and Confused stage at Summer Sundae festival last August.
We?re also pleased to be unleashing on a national audience for the first time Dead Poets, a cheeky fast-paced and laugh-out-loud mash up of ?proper? poetry and sharp-eyed MCing, courtesy of Mr Mark Grist and MC Mixy.

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