Saturday, August 6, 2011

Introducing Ghostboy, by Ghostboy...

Ghostboy: Image courtesy of the artist

"Ghostboy is the world’s only vaguely legal literary cannibal. He lives in a poet’s kidney. He likes both the page and the stage. He reads and can count backwards to six. He is a live hybrid of poetry, spoken weird theatre, & performance art. He has been a feature at many major festivals including the Brisbane Writers, Sydney Writers, Byron Bay Writers, Tasmanian Poetry, Broken Hill Poetry, Woodford Folk Festival, and QLD Poetry Festivals as well as featuring as part of Night Words at the Sydney Opera House. Most people liked him, some did not. He still gets booked, regardlessGhostboy also heads Green Room Award Nominated art-rock-punk-cabaret band Ghostboy with Golden Virtues, who have featured at the Melbourne Fringe, Woodford Folk, Bohemian Ball & Brisbane Cabaret Festival. Some people listen and watch them, a few refuse. Tracks from their debut album Enter have also received Triple J & rage airplay. 

Ghostboy loves you as much as everybody else does. At QPF, Ghostboy will perform a spoken word set of old and new poetrick treasures featuring some of his “f(r)iends”. Mz Richard Grantham (the Velvet Follies) will also accompany him on keys / sex / and viola. The two will be dressed to kill but no-one will die. This is all he can promise."

...masterfully dealing out phrase upon phrase of lyrical goodness. He is a true showman with absolutely slamming poetry 
- Time Off Magazine 

Ghostboy immediately destroyed the pretensions of audience, casting verse across the floor 
- FasterLouder

Any comparison is lame and doesn’t do Ghostboy himself justice, but think along the lines of a high-art Hedwig but with a lot more punk and a lot sexier –AUSSIETHEATRE.COM

Catch Ghostboy at QPF in Smitten Cobras - Sunday 28 August / 3.15pm / Shopfront Space

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