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"John Cooper Clarke is one of Britain’s outstanding poets. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work and life in general has appealed to many people including myself for many years. Long may his slender frame and spiky top produce words and deeds that keep us on our toes and alive to the wonders of the world. Keep rockin’ John!"
Poet; Rock star; TV & radio presenter; Comedian; Social & cultural commentator
“I say to people, have you heard of John Cooper Clarke and if they say, yes, yeah he’s an absolute genius and you just go, ‘oh – ok, you’ve saved me a lot of time” Steve Coogan
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
John’s new poetry book The Luckiest Guy Alive was released on November 1st 2018 in the UK and Worldwide on Picador/Macmillan.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums – with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album
His latest show, touring across the UK, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
Originating from West London but now residing on the south coast, Freya Beer deftly mixes poetical lyrics with a distinctive sound, often drawing influence from the likes of Kate Bush, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Cat Power. Beer began her songwriting journey at the tender age of 10, this led to her performing her lyrics at the age of 16 accompanied by just her guitar.
During her time studying ‘Music Performance’, Freya Beer self-released her debut single “Bike Boy” in 2018. The single gained a positive reception from the likes of BBC Introducing and an array of music blogs. “Bike Boy” was quickly followed by the release of “Six Months”, which also received a positive reception and led to BBC Introducing Solent Live Lounge Session and feature on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 show as well as BBC Wales. Her lyrics and music have led her to become finalists at both Bestivals ‘Invaders of the Future’ and Common People’s ‘I want to play Common People’ competitions, leading her fanbase to grow.
Freya Beer has earnt support slots for the likes of Whenyoung, The Darling Buds, and more recently Stella Donnelly, as well as playing Portsmouth Psych Festival.
With more shows and new releases on the horizon, Freya Beer is a force not to be reckoned with.