7th October 2014 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Announcement: We regret Jess Holly Bates will no longer be appearing on Tuesday due to illness. In her place, we have the amazing Michelle Bolton with music from Albi.
Guest Poet: Michelle Bolton
Michelle is a poet and poetry event organiser who currently calls Auckland home. In her final year of a BCA at MIT she has a special interest in Film and Mental Health Awareness. A kiwi-bred universal citizen, growing up in many countries, Michelle is passionate about seeing more community awareness and support for people with mental health difficulties and co-edited for The Butterfly Diaries in 2013. She is a current 5th MC at Poetry Live, Co-Founder for the National NZ Poetry Slam, hosted the Going West Poetry Slam in 2012, 3rd place in the Going West Poetry Slam 2013, and has been published in Blackmail Press and Live Lines 5.
A folk singer rambling around New Zealand with a voice that you just wouldn’t expect, Albi’s often soft sound is reminiscent of the late Jeff Buckley with a reserved element of fierceness. His stand out voice has been characterized as a smooth rasp that is unhindered no matter the pitch, while his songwriting is soaked with passion and emotion from conception through to production. His first EP was released March 2011, his second coming in 2015, but his live performance is unparalleled and should be put on the must see list.