Award-winning Bristol born poet, rapper and musician Dizraeli is to play in Liverpool at a secret candlelit venue on Friday 26th January.
Although his music is rooted strongly in hip-hop traditions, his work draws inspiration from old folk music.
I first encountered him via his band “Dizraeli and the Small Gods” at the much missed Summer Sundae Weekender. I’d never heard of them, but all weekend people kept telling us they were a “must see”. They did indeed put on a truly spectacular show – unquestionably the highlight of the weekend.
They were a super-group of sorts, where every member of the band was an expert in their field, for example Bellatrix just happened to be the world female beatbox champion!
Over the course of their career they played Glastonbury, Latitude, The Eden Project and The Royal Festival Hall amongst countless others.
Spectacular as the band was, there was so much going on it was sometimes hard to take it all in, an assault on the senses as it were, so now that the band have gone their seperate ways, I’m very much looking forward to taking in Dizraeli’s solo tour.
He’s no slouch in the awards department himself, having won the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam, the Farrago UK Slam Championships, as well as having written several hip-hop p lays including the award winning “Rebel Cell” with Baba Brinkman. Safe to say, he’s good with words!
His tour aims to raise funds to finish, mix, master and share his electrifying new album “The Unmaster” and he will be playing songs and poems from the album alongside material from his spoken-word show about his journey through a mental breakdown and out the other side.
The first 3 days of his tour sold out so don’t hang about, tickets available here
Catch Dizraeli on the following dates:
January: 17th (Somerset) 18th (Bath) 19th (Redhill) 25th (Peterborough) 26th (Liverpool) 27th (Lancaster) 28th (Lake District) 30th (Edinburgh)
February: 4th (Brighton)