Northern Beat Poets

The show starts at 3.00pm featuring Keeper of Bees, Ichabod Wolf, and Jimmy Andrex doing tracks from the book/album 9 Displacement Activities. The show will be a fast-moving package, lasting an hour in Wah Wah’s new Cross Square premises.

  • Style: Spoken Word / Experimental
  • Venue: Wah Wah Records
  • Time: 15:00 – 16:00


Jimmy Andrex: Without a clue what he’s doing or why, Jimmy performs all over the UK either with or without music. Black Horse Poet of the Year on two occasions, he has published two collections, Gormless (2011) and Leet (2013), along with three albums of poems to music, Cresties (2015), Puddled & Kallin (2016). The longer version of Cresties was featured last year at Wakefield Litfest and the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival in 2015. October 2015 also saw the premiere of his first play 3 Characters at the Leeds 10×10 Drama Festival and his collaboration with RCM composer Amy Bryce, based on the story of The Green Children of Woolfit was premiered at the Leeds Lieder Festival in April 2016.

Keeper of Bees weaves powerful soundscapes using loops and piano to provide lush settings for haunting vocals. “Beautifully crafted, a smoldering blend of fragility and strength” – York Evening Press The solo project of Vicky Richardson, Keeper of Bees mixes acoustic with electronica. The songs take place between the ticks of the clock, a fragment of time slowed to a soulful warmth and stillness. Transcendent sounds to uplift your mind.

Ichabod is a singer-songwriter from the midlands. He feels at odds with the world, this is reflected in his music.