Jul 28th: Lorraine Lucas, Amy Kinsman, Poke o’Swedgers, Ichabod, Matt McAteer

IEG July 2018

We had such a great time in June, we’re back for July with another cracking line up.

Lorraine Lucas is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and composer based in the South East of England who draws inspiration from her observations of the world and the human condition in all it’s magnificence and frailty.

Throughout her career, she has shared the stage with amongst others Paul Clifford ( Be Good Tanyas/Groanbox/Afro-Cubism) , Michael Ward-Bergeman ( Groanbox/ Jackson Street Allstars/St Louis Symphony Orchestra) Dean Owens, Michael Messer, Robbie McIntosh ( Sir Paul McCartney/The Pretenders) Bruce MacGregor ( Blazing Fiddles) Paul Fitzgerald ( The Coal Porters) and has performed at music festivals and concerts across Europe and will be touring extensively throughout Europe promoting her latest album Messenger.

Joining Lorraine will be ace poet Amy Kinsman. Amy (they/them) is a genderfluid poet and playwright from Manchester. As well as being founding editor of Riggwelter Press and associate editor of Three Drops From A Cauldron, they are also the host of Gorilla Poetry. Their debut pamphlet & was joint winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017.

Chesterfield Labour Club faves Poke o’Swedgers will be back too – they are Kev and Dave. Two voices. One Guitar. Fantastic harmonies.

Chesterfield Labour Club’s resident genius Ichabod will also be around, teasing everyone with hints of what might be on his forthcoming, majestic debut album.

£5 entry, great entertainment, cheap bar – what more do you need? See you there

Jul 26th: Independent Electric Group @ Speech Therapy

IEG Speech Therapy

For one month only, Independent Electric Group take over Nottingham’s premier spoken word night Speech Therapy, before the Speech Therapy crew return the favour at Chesterfield Labour Club early in the new year,

Music courtesy of the very ace Ichabod and May Days in Barcelona, poetry from Matt McAteer and the usual fantastic poetry open mic – see you there

Jul 28th: “YardsFest” ft Matt McAteer, Sophie Sparham, Ichabod, Daron Carey, Amy Kinsman & Lippy Kid

IEG Yards Fest 2018 v2

Independent Electric Group will be supporting Independent Retailers in Chesterfield with a couple of events at this years ‘Yards Festival’ on Saturday 28th July.

IEG will hold a music & spoken word pop-up curated by Matt McAteer together with a Live Electronica set from Lippy Kid.

Matt McAteer’s music and poetry sets are expected to run between 2pm and 4pm featuring Sophie Sparham, Ichabod, Daron Carey and Amy Kinsman.

Lippy Kid’s electronica set will be due at 5pm where he’ll be performing more extracts from his recent album ‘Thought Forms’.

It should be a great day. Look forward to seeing you there x