Award-winning British spoken word performer, poet, rapper, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest is set to woo Melbourne audiences this summer.
Following on from her critically acclaimed 2019 album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, the performance poet brings her spoken lyrics, beats, rhythms and rhymes, and modern-day life commentary to Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on 18 February.
Described as a Next Generation Poet with a battle-born voice, Tempest fuses words with rhyme, encouraging audiences to listen sharply to avoid missing her thought-provoking, fight-filled and honest take on the world through the artist’s inquisitive eyes and perceptions.
Tempest performs works from her fourth album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, along with excerpts, poetry and commentary stemming from her 2017 debut novel and Sunday Times bestseller, The Bricks That Built the Houses, and beyond.
Expect tracks to pass by for long stretches without beats, and words to be spoken offering insight into our real human lives. One thing is for sure, you will never struggle to hear Kate Tempest’s voice – a voice which will stay with you for a long time after her performance.
‘This isn’t a gig, it’s a reckoning.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘Kate Tempest proves she is an essential narrator for our time.’ The Telegraph
‘Following tonight’s performance it would be impossible to feel anything but delighted.’ The Line of Best Fit
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval) Tickets from $59
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Handsome Tours
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