13th June 2017 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Poetrylive presents Double Feature
JaradUPS feat. Miriam Barr & Hannah Owen-Wright
As a boy, vocalist, beats producer and songwriter JaradUPS fell asleep each night listening to strange noises coming through the wall. Much later he realised this was the bass from the disco next door. A long time artist and drummer in many bands he ditched the live band format and started translating his lyrical melodies into eclectic digitally produced Electro-Emowave songs in 2010 under the moniker New Hang Ups. Touring NZ and regularly gigging New Hang Ups delivers a fun, colourful and energetic stage show incorporating a mini trampoline to help inspire people to get UPS.
Miriam Barr is an Auckland-based page and performance poet with a background in psychology, recently completing her Doctorate. Her poetry has been published in Landfall, Takahe, Brief, 4th Floor, Poetry NZ, Potroast, REM Magazine, Blackmail Press, The De-Formed Paper, Enamel, Magazine, JAAM and Wild Goose Poetry Review. Her first major collection, Bullet Hole Riddle, was published by Steele Roberts in November 2014. She has previously self-published two collections of her poetry, Tangents (2006) and Observations from the Poetry Factory (2007). She has performed her work widely, both solo and in collaboration with other poets, artists, dancers and musicians. Miriam has a long history of promoting poetry and poets through a range of mediums including being a former Poetry Live MC, and National Coordinator of New Zealand’s annual National Poetry Day.
Hannah Owen Wright is an Auckland musician & performance poet. She has featured on the Poetry Live stage in various guises and collaborations, and we look forward to seeing the guise she will be performing under on this night.
Open Mic: all welcome to read/perform