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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: I Want A Man | Comfort - Art without Apology

Today's Poem of the Day, is 'I Want A Man' by Comfort - Art without Apology. The video is of a filmed performance for the pre-auditions of Manorlogz Xtreme Spoken Word competition.

For information on
Comfort - Art without Apology, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let her know!




Friday, 27 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Feet Following Each Other | Dougie Hastings

Today's Poem of the Day, is 'Feet Following Each Other' by Dougie Hastings. The video is of a live performance for Wize TV's Poet's Lounge.

For information on
Dougie Hastings, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




Thursday, 26 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: STD | Dexter Jermaine Flanders

Today's Poem of the Day, is 'STD' by Dexter Jermaine Flanders. The video is of a live performance at Playvybz Sundayz earlier this year.

For information on
Dexter Jermaine Flanders, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




Wednesday, 25 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Key to the City | Dean Atta

Today's Poem of the Day, is 'Key to the City' by Dean Atta. The video is of a live performance at The Roundhouse earlier this month.

For information on
Dean Atta, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




Tuesday, 24 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: 'Unknown Title' | Hollie McNish

Today's Poem of the Day, is by Hollie McNish. The video is of a live performance at Glastonbury Festival 2009.

For information on
Hollie McNish, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let her know!




Monday, 23 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Legend | FLOetic Lara

Today's Poem of the Day, is Legend by FLOetic Lara. The video is of a live performance at The Queen Elizabeth Hall earlier this year.

For information on
FLOetic Lara, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let her know!




Friday, 20 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Medley | David J - Pugilist

Today's Poem of the Day, is a medley by David J - Pugilist. The video is of a live performance at Close Up earlier this year.

For information on
David J - Pugilist, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!



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Thursday, 19 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Power | Mosaique

Today's Poem of the Day, 'Power' is by Mosaique. The video is of a live studio performance on the Richard Blackwood Show in 2008, at Choice FM.

For information on Mosaique, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Dear Daughter | Warsan Shire

Today's Poem of the Day, 'Dear Daughter' is by Warsan Shire. The video is a collage of images of Somalia - we weren't able to find one of Warsan performing this piece live.

For information on Warsan Shire, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let her know!





Tuesday, 17 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Blokes | Mat Lloyd

Today's Poem of the Day, 'Blokes' is by Mat Lloyd. The video for the poem (by Matt Frodsham) won 'Best Video' at the ShortCuts Film Festival earlier this year.

For information on Mat Lloyd, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




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Monday, 16 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Poet in Isolation | ShaKaRa (BKS)

Today's Poem of the Day, 'Poet in Isolation' is by ShaKaRa of collective, Best Kept Secret. The video is a filmed performance of ShaKaRa at monthly event, Rum Punch, which ShaKaRa competed in, and made the finals of the 2010 UK UNSIGNED Spoken Word SLAM competition.

For information on ShaKaRa, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!




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Friday, 13 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: Words | Kat Francois

Today's Poem of the Day is by Kat Francois and it's called 'Words'. The video is a filmed performance of Kat at the BBC3 TV Poetry Slam 2004, which she subsequently won (and went on to become World Slam Champion in 2005).

For information on Kat Francois, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let her know!


Words

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

POEM of the DAY: RIP | Suli Breaks

There is so much talent in the UK, in terms of all types of creative arts, but as you know, we specialise in performance poetry and spoken word, so starting today, we thought we'd take a moment to share an artists work with you, every day.

Today's Poem of the Day is by Suli Breaks and it's called 'RIP'. The video is a promo one for an event that took place last year, but feel free to check out Up Shot TV too, they're doing tremendous things for the community both here and abroad.

For information on Suli Breaks, check out the links beneath the video and if you like what you see and hear, get ONiT! and let him know!









Wednesday, 4 August 2010

EVENT: Rum Punch - August 2010



Promoted by



Join Partnas in Rhyme, at Rum Punch on Thursday, 5th August for an explosive night that’s guaranteed to leave your creative taste buds refreshingly intoxicated and yearning for more.


This months show, hosted by one half of Partnas in Rhyme, Saran Green, they’ll present to you, a full, impressive line up of some of the UK’s most talented Rappers, Poets and Singers in the bi-monthly 'Punch' competition a which will be scored by 2 audience members and our Guest Judge, Rapper & Lyricist, Lyric L, PLUS, a Feature Performance from Poet, Dexter Jermaine Flanders. They'll be a whole heap of fun, jokes, “Shabbas!” and the Open Mic segment, for all you enthusiasts who have some creativity to share (Open Mic is first come, first served – limited spaces - sign up from 7pm).

Arrive early, grab your prime spot, a mocktail or Rum Punch cocktail and join in the fun.

This
event will be filmed for future broadcast, so come wearing your best smile :o)


Doors: 7pm | Show: 7:30pm -10pm

Entrance: £5 (£4 Students/Disabled with
valid I.D.)


Venue: Rudys Revenge (Downstairs), 168 High Holborn, London WC1V 7AA (On the corner of Endell Street, Next door to Oasis Sports Centre/Opposite Shaftsbury Theatre) MAP

Closest Tubes: Holborn, Covent Garden or Tottenham Court Road


Further Info: Email: Pirevents@yahoo.co.uk

Join Partnas in Rhyme: Facebook MySpace


Monday, 2 August 2010

INTERVIEW: Nadine Charles | Soul-D-Out (UK) Live!


Short. Sharp. Facts!

Name:
Nadine Charles
Birthplace:
Hammersmith, London
Lives:
West London
Type of Artist:
Singer/Songwriter
Accomplishments/Achievements:
2005 Nokia Prince's Trust Unsigned Award Winner


Q&A


ONiT! caught up with beautiful, popular and extremely talented UK Singer/Songwriter,
Nadine Charles, prior to her performance at this month's Soul-D-Out (UK) Live! this Friday, 6 August.


Can you tell us how you got involved in this event?

I've performed at
Soul-D-Out (UK) Live! before and have stayed in touch with D'Nyce w
ho keeps up-to-date with what I'm doing.


How did you first get into singing?

I can't really define a moment when I started singing. I've always had music in my life. I've come from an extremely musical family and have been singing as long as I could talk.



Who/what inspires your work?

Life inspires me - good, bad and ugly. I think it's reflected in my songs, but I tend to try to stay focused on the positive, which is why the majority of my songs are love songs.



How would you describe your style?

It would be easier for someone else to describe my style really, I'm just me. I guess pretty soulful...



What can an audience expect when they hear you perform?

Sincerity. I like to put my feelings into my songs, especially because I write most of them, they are quite personal so I want the audience to understand where I'm coming from.



What would you say are your greatest challenges as a song-writer and performer, as well as being a model?

Two main things really with my music: Firstly, getting enough exposure, and funding, being an independent artist. It's hard to manage everything by yourself.


Secondly, being taken seriously. I have been told on many occasions that they weren't expecting my music to be "that good" [laughs] and this is from seeing my pictures! They just assume that I'm a model trying out singing. Whereas I really don't do that much modelling, it came after the singing, actually from the singing. People had seen me sing and then asked if I could do some modelling. So when people think I'm a model, I'm like...well not really, I just take a few pictures when I can't get in the studio!

I don't have any challenges with modelling because most of my shoots have not been from castings. I've been approached for them, so it's pretty easy. I guess I'm less passionate about it, so I wouldn't be that upset if I wasn't chosen for a casting.
With my music it is VERY personal!


Personal favourite gig?

First was, doing backing vocals for
Raphael Saadiq. I listened to him as I was growing up, so to be sharing the satge with him was kinda surreal. I don't think I did that much singing, I was a bit stunned!
2nd would have to be being a support act for Anthony Hamilton at the Indigo O2. It was enjoyable and he was so humble, not to mention super talented!


Nightmare gigs, if any?

Most gigs have nightmare moments, I don't think anything ever runs totally smoothly. You just have to focus and try to deliver. It normally works out fine.



What do you enjoy/prefer about the Live London/UK scene, in comparison to anywhere else?

Each place is different. I like performing anywhere where the audience want to listen and enjoy themselves.



As a performing artist, how do you feel about being compared to artists in the US?

It's inevitable. I don't worry too much about it. We will always be compared to our peers whether here or overseas. I'm just glad that I am being put in the same bracket as many other artists I have respect for.



If you could perform alongside any other artist(s), dead or alive, who would it/they be, and why?

It may sound a bid morbid, but I think I would choose mainly dead artists! [laughs] I love, love, love Minnie Ripperton, she could teach me a thing or two. Also,
Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Curtis Mayfield and Luther Vandross. I just love the meaning behind their songs, and the emotion they put into every word or sound they made, you believe everything they are saying to you.
Of the living, I wouldn't turn down Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq or Eric Roberson, I think they could possibly bring out the best out in me.


Ultimately, what would you like to achieve with your performance career?

I would like to do many more shows and reach further afield. I've performed in mainly European cities, so would love to tackle Asia and Africa.



Can you tell us about an
y forthcoming performances/projects, in addition to Soul-D-Out (UK) Live?
I will update my sites as to further performances and projects.



Check out new video for FREE download release 'Kisses in the Morning'






Where can people find out more information about you?
http://www.myspace.com/ncharles http://www.twitter.com/nadiva99 http://www.nadinemcharles.blogspot.com http://www.reverbnation.com/nadinecharles

You can see
Nadine Charles live, on Friday 6 August, at Soul-D-Out (UK) Live!






For dinner reservations, please contact Cottons, in advance, on: 020 7833 3332/ http://www.cottons-restaurant.co.uk/.


Doors
open at 6pm
Show
commences at 9:00pm sharp
After party
until 2:30am with music from RAMPAGE (BBC1Xtra)

Entry
£10 before 11pm/£12 after on door

Venue
Rhum Jungle Cotton's Caribbean Restaurant 70, Exmouth Market London EC1R 4QP

Nearest Tubes
Angel (Northern Line) / Farringdon (Hammersmith & City or Circle Line)


Listen to the
Soul-D-Out Radio Show with D'Nyce on BANG Radio 103.6fm / http://www.bangradio.fm/
at 19:00 BST every Thursday for the very best in Soul music.


Soul-D-Out (UK) Live! where the soulful reside
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