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Fresh presents John Blek, Calum Ingram, and Rowan McCabe

  • cobalt studios 10-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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Fresh presents folk-informed pop, spoken word and unexpected genre blending cello.

John Blek is a master storyteller and an inspiring live performer. His beautiful finger style guitar and joyous vocal weave a tapestry that is as poignant as it is skillful. He is a true artist.

‘His talent is shining brighter with every album.’ - John Creedon, RTÉ

During his formative years Calum’s classical cello training collided with the sound of his fathers Jimi Hendrix records triggering a new and unique fusion of sound which Calum used as an outlet to express his deep, heartfelt creativity. Armed with a carbon fibre cello, and genre-blending style, he began a musical journey which
took him to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in Manhattan and deep in to the contemporary New York music scene
"He Made My Hand Bleed!” - Stewart Copeland Drummer (The Police)

Rowan McCabe is a poet and performer from Newcastle upon Tyne. Aware that poetry isn’t a proper job, he decided to create his own and is now the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers’ doors, he asks what is important to them. He then goes away and writes a poem about this, free of charge, before bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep. Rowan also performs on stages and has appeared at Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. He is a Great Northern Slam winner, was nominated for a Saboteur Award and his work has been featured in the Guardian, on BBC Breakfast and was commissioned by Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’.

“Highly talented with verse”– Broadway Baby

“Moves seamlessly from hilarious anecdote to poignant poem”– The Journal

“A must-see”– Morning Star

This is a FRESH gig;bringing you new music and home-cooked food for an intimate gig. Food can only be guaranteed if ticket is brought in advance.