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ABOUT

 

Who is George the Poet?

George the Poet is a London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage. His innovative brand of musical poetry has won him critical acclaim both as a recording artist and a social commentator.

 

Beyond Music

The social commentary at the core of George's work extends beyond his music. With the brand new Search Party App, George connects his listeners with organisations around the world tackling the issues addressed in his poetry. Click here to find out more.

For more information on George the Poet's work beyond music, please click below. 

 

Biography

George took up spoken word while studying Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge. During his first year, while chairing the King's College Student Union, he gained a small following by uploading webcam performances to YouTube and gigging at universities across the country. At this time, George won a social enterprise competition called "The Stake", organised by Barclays and Channel 4, earning him a £16,000 grant to deliver poetry workshops to disadvantaged young people.

Shortly after graduating, George the Poet embarked on a music career, culminating in the 2014 release of his debut effort, "The Chicken & the Egg EP". A critical success, the EP earned George a string of nominations, including the Brits Critics' Choice Award, MTV 'Brand New' Award and BBC Sound of 2015 Shortlist.

MUSIC

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'WAKE UP' (Prod. DEVolution)

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'WHAT DO YOU RECKON'

 

'SPOKEN WORD' - CHASE & STATUS FT GEORGE THE POET 

 

'THE CHICKEN & THE EGG' EP

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UPCOMING DATES

 

OCT   13   2016   TUE   THE SEARCH PARTY TOUR

EVERYMAN CINEMA, BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM


OCT   19   2016   WED   THE SEARCH PARTY TOUR

O2 ABC, GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM


OCT   23   2016   SUN   THE SEARCH PARTY TOUR

BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM


OCT   24   2016   MON   THE SEARCH PARTY TOUR

O2 INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM


OCT   27   2016   TUE   THE SEARCH PARTY TOUR

EVERYMAN 'SCREEN ON THE GREEN', LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM


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News & Updates

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SEARCH PARTY app

The Search Party App is the bridge between my words and your actions. We've been working with social impact studio, Super Being Labs to make this into something that mobilises action. On this app you'll find a special collection of my poems written specifically about the practical future of the world, i.e. Sustainable Development. These poems outline some of the issues facing development using real stories from my life. Along with a video of each poem you'll also find a written breakdown of the lyrics. And if that's not enough, the team and I have included information about people out there tackling these issues, and what you can do to help.

 

 

“So if you’re in anyway interested in the future of the world you’ve invested in” register below.

Beyond music

The social commentary at the core of George's work extends beyond his music. Through collaborations with charities such as The Stephen Lawrence Trust and Prince Harry's Sentebale, he has spoken out on issues ranging from police brutality to HIV and AIDS treatment. 

The Poet also lends his talents to publicity initiatives that particularly resonate with him, such as the 2015 NHS Organ Donor drive, or the ethical decision-making initiative, FHPC.

Since 2012, George the Poet has applied his knack for bespoke messaging to both commercial and corporate projects. A favourite with Formula 1 fans, he has written and performed poetry specials for the Monaco Grand Prix as well as two season-closers. During the same time, he was twice commissioned by Prince Charles' charity, Business in the Community, for poetry about Corporate Social Responsibility. More recently, George opened the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a poem of his own. 

George also holds Patron and Ambassador roles for a number of organisations, some of which can be found below:

For more information on George the Poet's work beyond music, please click below. 

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CONTACT

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