Litter of Kings and Friends – an evening of music & spoken word

Fri, November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Litter of Kings (Duo) present an evening of local acoustic and spoken word acts. On the bill…

The Gin Twins are a guitar-based acoustic duo playing original songs for the betterment of your heart and mind. Jim Reynolds’ charmingly understated guitar, fairly drips with suspended melodies. It pairs wonderfully with the folk-rootsy tone of Eleanor Cornell. She’ll remind you that the human voice is truly a beautiful thing.

Martin Reed describes himself as ‘A man wandering through life without a wristband.’ You know, that wristband that tells you what you can and can’t do; where you can and can’t go. Martin doesn’t wear one and never will. He’s a storyteller, street-performer, actor, poet and comedian. He’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. His hobbies include drinking beer. Make time to sit back and let his creativity flow.

All I know is the world needs more Dave Stannards. His comic songs tear apart modern life and dish up more wayward characters than a Dickens novel. In the song ‘My Swears’, he pits his childhood self against a classmate in a competition to be a more effective swearer. He’s a much-needed laugh in a land consumed by hardcore rankle and tiff.

Litter of Kings are delighted to share an evening again with the lovely EllY Tree. Helen by name, tree by nature, she is a singing whirlwind with a sidecar of heavy duty ukulele. Expect heart-crushing lyrics juxtaposed with pick-me-up melodies from this true original.

Leon Helsby is a guitarist, spoken word performer and lover of language. He performs spoken word tonight. He takes words seriously, they form his ways and they invite us on a journey. Travel with him.

…and filling in some of the gaps between these marvellous acts be Litter of Kings (Duo). They’ve been busy in their tree-house drinking pissy lukewarm lemonade, arguing over the remains of a single packet of out-of-date Quavers and writing really shit songs about the local vicar.

Kick off: 8pm
Ends: 11pm
Beautiful playlist between sets.
You be mad to miss it.

Clinically insane tbh.

The Foresters Arms
1-2 Castle Road - Colchester