Tongue Fu featuring Dizraeli + Guests

This autumn we bring you Tongue Fu the UK’s leading spoken word and music show. Writer, musician and founder, Chris Redmond, invites extraordinary poets, storytellers and rappers to take risks, re-working material live with improvised soundtracks from a crack team of quick witted, genre-hopping musicians. This special show will include performances from;

Dizraeli – Genre-smashing rapper, slam-champion, multi-instrumentalist & singer. “Touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness… Dizraeli embodies 21st Century folk” – Independent 
Anna Freeman – Award winning novelist, hilarious stand up poet and host of Bristol Old Vic’s Blah Blah Blah
Vanessa Kisuule – UK slam champ, eloquently smashing it between Don’t Flop rap battles and BBC R4’s Women’s Hour.
Malaika Kegode – Host of Milk Poetry and bright light of Bristol’s poetry scene who has worked with Apples & Snakes, Roundhouse & the BBC
Riaan Vosloo – Bass player and arranger for Nostalgia 77 and Jamie Cullum.
Dan Moore – Keyboard player who’s credits include Roni Size, Fred Wesley and Joss Stone.
Dave Smith – Drummer for Robert Plant and band leader with Loop Collective


No two shows are the same and this irreverent blend of well crafted words, improv and music have earned them critical acclaim at music, poetry and literature festivals across the UK and around the world. Tongue Fu is a high energy, big hearted show. Part gig, part experiment, all fire.

“Poetry, but not as you know it…amazing” Guardian

Tongue Fu has performed at London’s Southbank, Royal Albert Hall, Roundhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Latitude, Lingo Festival – Dublin, Cuirt Literature Festival – Galway, FLUPP Literature – Brazil, Edinburgh International Book Festival and has toured South Africa with the British Council. In 2016 Tongue Fu featured on BBC Radio 2’s Arts Show with Jonathan Ross. Previous guests include Kate Tempest, Irvine Welsh, Akala, Robin Ince, Lemn Sissay, Hollie McNish and Beardyman.

Doors 7pm.