Mar 30th: Del Scott Miller, Jim Higo, Jeff Jethro Platts, Ichabod, Matt McAteer

IEG Mar 30 Poster

The 2nd IEG March event brings another fantastic line-up, with East vs South Yorkshire going toe to toe.
Straight outta East Yorkshire comes Jim Higo, host of Away with Words, the longest running poetry night in Hull and a brilliant, incendiary poetry performer.

From South Yorkshire, the knockout one-two of Del Scott Miller and Jeff Jethro Platts. Del was most recently seen getting commissioned to write the fantastic Little Blinder for the campaign for a statue of Billy Casper in Barnsley town centre in memory of Barry Hines. Hopefully, it will be on his imminent new lp, last year’s The Pen, The Sword and the Song was an absolute winner.

Jeff Jethro Platts stormed the Labour Club last year with a great poetry set and has been a leading voice in Barnsley’s newest poetry night Spoken Voices.

Refereeing on the night will be Chesterfield’s finest songsmith, the mighty Ichabod Wolf. Having come to terms with Radio 6 adulation in 2018, he is facing 2019 with his usual mixture of joie de vivre, love for all men and philanthropy. Or at least an Elvis-style curled lip and a witty disregard for his adoring audience.

Cracking line up, friendliest bar staff in town with the cheapest bar and only a fiver to get in.

Mar 3rd: Matt McAteer & Cornucopia Radio – FUTURE SHOCK

IEG RFM Artwork - FutureShockOn February 19th 2019, Radio Free Matlock broadcast a special show, created by Matt McAteer and Pete Beeston from Cornucopia Radio. It was introduced as follows:

“The following show is a Future Shock. A Requiem for a Lost Boy. Music and poetry for a precious life and the ones he left behind. This may be for for you if you can see past a person’s failing mental health and addictions. There was always so much more to him. This is his requiem”

Words and narration – Matt McAteer
Production – Pete Beeston, Cornucopia Radio

You can listen to the show here:


  • Joanna Newsom – This Side of the Blue from Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City, 2004)
  • Al Green – Take Me to the River from Al Green Explores Your Mind (Hi Records, 1974)
  • Tom Waits – New Years Eve from Bad as Me (Anti,2011)
  • Ichabod Wolf – Painted Horses from Carry On, Crow (Adult Teeth Recording Company, 2018)
  • Matt McAteer – Future Shock
  • Rebekah DelRio – Llorando from Mulholland Drive by Angelo Badalementi (Milan Records, 2001)
  • Public Image Limited – Poptones from Metal Box, (Virgin, 1979)
  • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel from Diamond Dogs, (RCA, 1974)
  • Matt McAteer – River Man
  • The Knife – Pass it On from Deep Cuts (Rabid Records, 2003)
  • Van Morrison – You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push the River from Veedon Fleece, (Warner Bros, 1974)
  • Matt McAteer – The Next Day
  • Bobby Bland – Shoes, (Duke, 1967)
  • Ween – What Deaner Was Talking About from Chocolate and Cheese, (Elektra, 1994)
  • Matt McAteer – It Comes in Waves