The Spoken Word Revolution is here: Loud Poets is a collective of poets who run monthly events in Glasgow and Edinburgh showcasing the best spoken word talent in Scotland and beyond, all accompanied by a live band! The rules are simple: no reading of paper or prompts, no introductions and no boring poetry! This is simply slam-style, make some noise, fist-thumping, side-tickling and heart-wrenching poetry, all blended t...ogether with comedy and music, Loud Poets promises to be a night to remember. Having started nights in Edinburgh & now Glasgow they were stars of the Edinburgh Festival 2015 & have in 2016 played a season at The Brighton Festival, The Prague Festival & in August return for a mammouth stint at The Edinburgh Festival, Aberdeen show will have the following line-up:-
A.N. Other t.b.c. (has Aberdeen connections)
Loud Poets Band (t.b.c)
★★★★ - The Scotsman "Throughout there's a humour; poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire." - The Scotsman
★★★★ - Broadway Baby "a slick, no-nonsense conveyor belt of spoken word characterised by tightly crafted poetry and high-quality performance." - Broadway Baby
★★★★ - TV Bomb "...the Loud Poets Fringe show is definitely pure entertainment and is probably the best performance poetry show on the Fringe." - TV Bomb
★★★★½ - Edinburgh Student Arts Review "Loud Poets is sure to inspire, dazzle and provoke-thought." - Edinburgh Student Arts Festival
And here are some Tweets from the (last week only) of their 2016 Edinburgh Festival Show. Lots of sold out dates and all tweets can be verified on their Twiiter link below.
howard @binysh Aug 27@LoudPoets a moving memorable evening of words and dinosaurs (there weren't actually any dinosaurs) but it was fab
Jane Milne @janeym123 Aug 30
Only made it to one #Fringe show this year but picked a cracker in @LoudPoets Poignant, funny and inspiring words to fab music. Brilliant
steve worsley @steveworsley03 Aug 27
Just been to see the Loud Poets. Absolutely stunning. If you love spoken word then please go see these guys
Liam Duncan @LiamToTheDuncan Aug 28 Edinburgh, Scotland In other news! Yesterday I saw @LoudPoets and they were just great. So much fun, and even moving at times. Poetry done well.
Jas @jaspearce_ Aug 28
The @LoudPoets were so incredible !! ����
Maz @marycorsham Aug 27 Edinburgh, Scotland
So glad I stayed an extra day in Edinburgh for @LoudPoets The other infinite universes where I didn't go... They missed out!
Ceris @insocrates Aug 27
Standing ovation for #LoudPoets at #edfringe last night - incredible show. Catch them while you can! ������
hannaH @AlwaysBackwards Aug 23
Adored my second time seeing @LoudPoets tonight!! Incredibly powerful stuff⭐️��✨
Callum Mouat @MomoSidelock Aug 23
It may be the last week of the fringe, but I can't recommend @LoudPoets enough! Incredible show tonight, check it out! #EdFringe
Are a very fine noise/humour/sock rock band who have developed a repertoire for making their audience hoot a loot, not like owls, or maybe that's just joining in. (see John Skelton for words) Although they apparently dislike cats, we always smile a lot when we see them live & life becomes a tad better with the afterglow of their show. Undoubtedly the best four piece band not to come from Stenhousemuir, they will be a perfect deflection in off Loud Poets, for a purrfect ten. "Seriously just a very fine band raising the roof in Aberdeen with their live shows, and recordings"