London-based wordsmith George the Poet presented his first ever one man show in the Elgar Room on 14 January 2013 as part of the Inspired Word series.
George the Poet, celebrating his 22nd birthday on the night, delivered a phenomenal set, showing exactly why he is one of the most talked-about spoken word artists around.
In front of a packed Elgar Room crowd, which boasted high-profile fans including Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Twin B, the birthday boy presented some new material alongside some of his older work, which has helped him become one of the leading lights in the burgeoning spoken word scene. He was joined by a talented backing group and supported by Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Jacob Banks.
Performing at the Royal Albert Hall was surely a memorable way for the Londoner to celebrate his 22nd birthday, but the greatest pleasure was surely with those in attendance who were able to experience a landmark moment in the career of one of our city’s brightest young talents.
The show was one of the highlights of the More at the Hall programme of events held outside of the Hall’s main auditorium. The next Inspired Word event takes place on 19 February, in which we will welcome Tongue Fu, one of London’s liveliest spoken word nights. Learn more and buy tickets at www.royalalberthall.com.
George the Poet and some of his fans talk to Link Up TV:
All images © Neal Houghton, 2013