Born in Wakefield, now living in Wigan. First collection published in 2013 'A Step Towards Winter', with a second collection published in 2016 'Cycle Of The Scarecrow'. Performance poet who enjoys writing about anything and everything - usually with a dark twist. Member of the Black Horse Poets in Wakefield - awarded the title of 'Black Horse Poet Of The Year' in 2015 Performs & Records poetry/music under the name THE CROWS OF ALBION Recently formed BARD COMPANY - a Performance Poetry Group with fellow poets & WOL contributors Jefferama, Gordon Zola and Tony Kinsella + Spin off poetry/music/political duo BARD 2 THE BONE with Jeffarama. Regular attendee at the marvellous Write Out Loud open mic sessions at the Old Courts in Wigan GIGS: SAT JUN 02 BARD2 THE BONE Socialist Club, BOLTON (7.30pm) SAT JUN 16 BARD COMPANY People’s Chartist Festival, Flag Market, PRESTON (All Day Event) SAT JUN 23 BARD COMPANY Armistice Launch Event, Bury Parish Church Hall, BURY (1.00pm) THU JUL 05 BARD COMPANY We Shall Overcome – Manchester Fringe Festival – Flour & Flagon, MANCHESTER (7.00pm) FRI JUL 06 BARD COMPANY We Shall Overcome – Manchester Fringe Festival – Flour & Flagon, MANCHESTER (7.00pm) SAT JUL 28 MUSIC SET – Bolton Diggers Warm Up – Socialist Club, BOLTON from 2.00pm) SAT SEP 08 BARD COMPANY – Wigan Diggers Festival, WIGAN (from 11.00am) TUE SEP 18 MUSIC SET – Write Out Loud, Waterside Arts Centre, SALE (7.00pm) FRI OCT 05 BARD COMPANY – We Shall Overcome – Red Shed, WAKEFIELD (7.00pm) SAT OCT 06 BARD COMPANY – Chorley Music Festival, Venue TBC, CHORLEY (7.00pm) SAT OCT 13 BARD COMPANY - Punk Weekend #9, The Peer Hat, MANCHESTER (from 3.00pm All Day Event) SAT OCT 27 BARD2 THE BONE – Jackanory, Westgate Studios, WAKEFIELD (1.00pm) SUN NOV 04 BARD2 THE BONE – Still In The War Boys – Old Courts, WIGAN (1.00pm) SUN NOV 04 BARD2 THE BONE –Still In The War Boys – Socialist Club, BOLTON (7.00pm) WED NOV 07 BARD2 THE BONE – Still In The War Boys – Wilfred Owen Festival, Cricket Club, OSWESTRY (7.00pm) FRI NOV 09 BARD2THE BONE – Still In The War Boys – Red Shed, WAKEFIELD (7.00pm) SUN NOV 11 BARD COMPANY – The War Poets – Parish Church Hall, BURY (1.00pm) TBC SUN NOV 11 BARD COMPANY – The War Poets Baptist Church Hall, BURY (7.00pm) TBC SAT DEC 08 BARD COMPANY – The Defiance Sessions – Labour Club, GLOSSOP (7.00pm) SAT APR 06 MUSIC SET- Saddleworth Literary Festival, Venue/Time TBC, SADDLEWORTH MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY ACTIVELY SEEKING POETRY BOOKINGS - SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. WEBSITE - featuring poetry, music, performance, gallery and gig dates: http://www.thecrowsofalbion.com/ Bard Company website: http://whiteleyian.wixsite.com/bard-company music CD's available now: THE CROWS OF ALBION - POETIC LICENSE - 18 tracks over 70 minutes for only £8 THE CROWS OF ALBION - STILL IN THE WAR BOYS - 21 tracks over 80 minutes for only £8 - the history of World War 1 from Declaration to Armistice THE CROWS OF ALBION - HERE THERE BE DEMONS - 18 tracks over 75 minutes - for just £8 BARD COMPANY - ALL SYSTEMS GO! - 15 tracks over 45 minutes - just £6 - to hear a sample of some of the tracks, please visit my SOUNDCLOUD page here: https://soundcloud.com/the-man-at-the-back-1 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of albums (£7 or £0.50 per track) available here: http://thecrowsofalbion.bandcamp.com/releases ALSO AVAILABLE: 60 page poetry collection (book)'A STEP TOWARDS WINTER' for £5 124 page poetry collection (book) ' CYCLE OF THE SCARECROW' for £6 CD's & Books- available at all gigs or by email contact. To view some of my performances - please visit my YOUTUBE PAGE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCytAVhsFTTdxE2LAKYV2ZoA
A STEP TOWARDS WINTER. I look into the mirror’s depthless space and note the wrinkles that, somehow have grown into something I wish I didn’t own. The knife of age has cut into my face. The greys within my hair have moved apace from where the bird of youth had lightly flown to make a nest of life that it could own. I wish it hadn’t sprinted in that race. Yet – later, standing on a wind scarred rock that jutted from the fields of pristine snow. Where rivers etched like lines upon a page. I came to see the beauty, not the shock, of time’s tattoo upon a constant flow of seasons, that lack colour in their age.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Strange Fruit (04/06/2018)
Lost In Translation (28/05/2018)
ðə króz ləmɛ́nt (23/05/2018)
The Beast Beneath The Beck (20/05/2018)
Windsor Street (16/05/2018)
Sunset Over Lupset (August 1968) (11/05/2018)
This Is The News (07/05/2018)
Daily Howl (01/05/2018)
The Walkin' Man (Audio Version) (17/04/2014)
Cycle Of The Scarecrow (audio version) (22/03/2014)
Overdose (Of Love) (22/08/2013)
Alien Feelings (28/07/2013)
Northern Lights (54th) (27/06/2013)
The Sparkle (29/05/2013)
Drunk (Spinning Wheel Blues) (28/04/2013)
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