Jan 26th: Miggy Angel, Poke o’Swedgers, Ichabod, Matt McAteer

ieg 2019 01 26

We’re back for the first Independent Electric Group live event of 2019 with a fantastic line-up.

Miggy Angel is the organiser and compere of Nottingham’s longest running live poetry night Speech Therapy and also facilitates a weekly writer’s workshop for writers accessing the addiction project where he works as a drugs worker. In October 2018, he launched his second poetry collection, the superb Extreme Violets, published by Hi-Vis Press. This followed his debut collection, Grime Kerbstone Psalms. Miggy is a mesmeric, hugely engaging performer and, in his poetry, as Mike Garry says, “Every word is carved in concrete, every Full Stop drips with blood.”

Joining Miggy, a welcome return for ace local duo Poke o’Swedgers. Kev and Dave are two voices, one guitar. With these elements, they weave magical harmonies and lyrics of wit and warmth. Catch them on the cusp of the release of their debut album, Govanhill Moonshine.

Our resident genius Ichabod Wolf has been being lauded by Radio 6 DJ Steve Lamacq, who reckons that the majestic single Painted Horses is “an amazing thing, quite stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it.” Obviously, we’ve known that for ages and his new material easily matches the magnificence of his debut album Carry On, Crow.

All this and the friendliest, cheapest bar in town all for the still ridiculous bargain price of £5 entry. See you there