Doors Open / Open Mic Sign Up @ 6.30pm
Show starts @ 7.30pm - 10:30pm
Nutty P [DJ] until doors close @ Midnight
Join us at The Fiddlers Elbow on Wednesday 12th December as we discuss mental health through Spoken Word & Hip Hop.
£1 from every ticket sale goes to Shelter to help with their mission to help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
As always, there will be the chance to donate on the night and Mind Over Matter will also make a donation.
Headlined by MC Angel, Tommy Evans and Grace Savage!
With ongoing support from BBC Introducing and listed as one of ELLE’s ‘100 Most Inspiring Women’, the electro-pop singer, songwriter and 4 x UK Beatboxing champion has kicked off 2018 to to a great start. Following the release of her debut EP “Savage Grace" in 2017 (grabbing tastemaker acclaim from THE405, WONDERLAND and CLASH Magazine among others), Grace was nominated for "Best Female Solo Act" and "Best Songwriter" at the Unsigned Music Awards alongside Ray Blk and Jorja Smith. Her track “Just For Tonight” was selected for the highly competitive spot on "Fresh on The Net Faves". She was selected from over 5,000 entries to compete in the Isle of Wight "New Blood” Quarter-Finals alongside 40 other live acts. Her first single of the year ‘Headlights’ was made track of the day on CLASH music, followed by a premiere on "The Line Of Best Fit" with her cover of The Cardigans 1998 classic "My Favourite Game". She celebrated the launch of her follow up EP "Control Freak" with a packed show at the Sebright Arms shortly followed by a RedBull Live Session and an "Introducing feature" in the Metro. Grace performed at a string of festivals this summer including Beatherder, Shambala, Latitude and Fieldview. She also managed to find the time to squeeze in a TEDx talk at the Royal Festival Hall in front of 2,000 people and has just had her latest single “Running Under Water” play-listed on Radio 1 as BBC Introducing Track Of The Week. She is currently in the studio working towards her debut album.
MC Angel is a talented wordsmith performing as a spoken word artist and hip hop emcee as well as writing page poetry. She has been filmed by Red Bull TV, BBC3 and Channel 4 for the “Women in Hip Hop” project. She’s also appeared on BBC 1xtra Live Lounge as part of their
spoken word season and has performed up and down the country at festivals. The founder of Lyrically Challenged, Angel is an established member of the hip hop community. MC Angel has just had her Memoir published with OWN IT! Which is available in all good book stores nationally.
Hailing from a family of artists and architects, innovation, imagination and industry are embedded in Tommy Evans' DNA. In his decade long career as a pioneering musician, he appeared on over forty releases; managed a record label; collaborated with multi-platinum and underground artists alike (Neneh Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, Stereo MCs, Nightmares On Wax, Andreya Triana, Plan B, Kano and Doc Brown to name a few); featured on Radio 1, MTV, Soccer AM and the "Kidulthood" soundtrack; supported and performed with artists like De La Soul, Common, Corinne Bailey-Rae and the godfather of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc. Tommy even counted Rio Ferdinand and Kylie (Minogue, not Jenner) as fans and had his voice sampled (more than once) by the late, great J Dilla!
As of April 2018 he is "Dr. Evans" having been awarded his PhD in Applied Linguistics. Tommy's debut poetry collection "Medusa Wore A Weave (Or: In The Absence Of Magic)' is released 26th November 2018.
NEW OPEN MIC RULES - ANNOUNCED SOON
The open mic is hosted by our partner, Miss Yankey. Founder of Poetry Prescribed.
Doors open at 7pm. Sign up on arrival. Limited slots available.
1. Acappella or Backing Track. Both Welcome
2. One piece or a Maximum of three minutes
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of Spoken Word and Hip Hop, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health.
Poetry Prescribed [Event Partner]
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.
We hope to see you on the 12th!