International recording artist performing poetry with a vocalist and saxophonist. Combining the political, the personal, the poetic and the hilarious in his signature blend of spoken word, Illegal Poet is gaining a strong reputation across the Caribbean, the United Kingdom (Best performance in London by an International Poet for 2006) and the USA for his bold, funny and thought-provoking performances. Whether taking a stance on child or spousal abuse, daring and insightful attacks on Santa Claus, O.J. Simpson or rhyming off his incisive spoken word rants, his unique Caribbean perspective, and unusual sense of humor have been winning him a loyal following. Audley has performed in Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), the United States: Las Vegas (Caesar's Palace), New York (Nuyorican Poet's Café), Florida and Georgia (Apache Café) the United Kingdom (London and Brixton) and several countries in the Caribbean sparking a buzz and became known as the poet with his own signature style of poetry. He has made several local radio and TV appearances in his home country of the Turks & Caicos Islands. He has been interviewed and had his poetry published in every local newspaper in his country. He was a weekly poet columnist for the Turks & Caicos Times which had distribution in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe with over a million weekly subscribers. He at present is the only Spoken Word Artist in his country and has made it a top priority to change that. A huge force in promoting poetry to the masses in his country, Audley recently launched Cactus Slam™, the first poetry festival in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The festival which attracted poetry pioneer Bruce George of Def Poetry Jam™ fame to attend as a special guest and featured many Spoken Word artists from South Florida. Audley at present is focusing on taking his unique style of poetry to span the entire globe. Illegal Poet's debut CD, "Illegal Poet"™ which was released in 2006 was groundbreaking and profound. Since the release of its first single which features the rapping talent of Anthony Bovie, "Ice Age" has been in heavy rotation on radio stations across the Turks & Caicos. His second single "I Swear" which he co-produced, features Orane from the Hip Hop/R&B group Blakout also enjoyed the same success as his first single. Add a touch of uniqueness to your next event by booking him to perform.
P.S. I Love You Too My heart, mind, body and soul is addicted to you and I'll never want to end this You touch parts of me where human hands can never touch, yes you do If I run, its into your loving arms because you are worth this The answer to your question is yes because I'm also asking love from you My mind, body and soul is so affectionately connected to you If love is but a second, my love for you is eternity, infinity and forever Look into my eyes, see the passion, experience the excitement, I’m your real lover I'm the doorway to your happiness but you don't need any keys for my heart In your eyes I see tears of joy flowing like an ocean But I don't get seasick, I get lovesick if I can't look into your eyes You are the moon and I am the tide, so I gravitate towards you Hoping that your glorious love will never drift away from me Anyone can put a smile on my face but you put a smile in my heart If love is a crazy thing... then you are my straight jacket Lock me away inside that padded room called your heart For I am loving you insanely but in a sane kind of way Audley A. Astwood © 2011
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