Tongue Fu + special guests

The UK’s leading spoken word and music show invites extraordinary poets, storytellers and rappers to take risks, re-working material live with genre-hopping improvised soundtracks from a crack team of quick-witted musicians. The music can jump from weird folk, Brazilian rhythms, experimental jazz to hip hop, sometimes all in one track. Part show, part experiment, Tongue Fu gigs range from London’s Roundhouse to Dublin, to Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town.

Line up…

Elvis McGonagal – Stand up poet, World Slam Champion, star of his own sitcom, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side’ and who has featured on BBC 1’s The One Show, BBC2’s The Culture Show and Chanel 4’s Random Acts.
Amy León – Extraordinarily talented poet, singer and activist from NYC, who recently collaborated with Grammy winners Common and John Legend. A frequent collaborator with Tongue Fu in the UK, she has also worked with the BBC and Amnesty International.
Rebecca Tantony – Bristol-based poet, published by the super hip, Burning Eye. A regular at literature festivals – Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Ledbury, she has also read in Turkey, India, Sweden, Germany and Italy and is a lecturer in performance poetry at Bath Spa University.

Chris Redmond – Vocals

Arthur Lea – Keyboards

Riaan Vosloo – Bass

Patrick Davey – Drums

Tongue Fu will also be running a masterclass at Bristol Folk House. FFI click HERE. You can get 20% off masterclass when booked with this event. We are also running a ticket deal for those aged 18 – 25 – £10 for masterclass & performance. Please call Colston Hall box office to book these deals on 0117 203 4040.