Cult performance poet JB Barrington is bringing his hard-hitting show Lacking Poetential to Blackpool’s The Old Electric on Saturday 16 October.
The award-winning performance poet is renowned for his searing and satirical poetry, snarling delivery of strong sentiments and sharp rhymes. His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene. Lacking Poetential delivers a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss.
Barrington’s unique, gritty style has won him several high-profile fans, including the bands Sleaford Mods and Reverend and The Makers who he has supported extensively on tour. He will be supported in Blackpool by Jim Higo. The poet’s recent work has included a commission from Sky Sports and a poem promoting mental health awareness. He also recorded a segment for Channel 4’s Dispatches about the controversial HS2 high-speed rail link project.
Barrington, who names Jonny Vegas, Suggs from Madness and Sleaford Mods amongst his fans, has agreed to bring his hit show to Blackpool just weeks after a sell-out 140 seater gig in Salford.
His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene. His sell-out one-man shows deliver a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss. He has been on tour with Sleaford Mods, performing in front of huge crowds across England and Scotland, and supported The Charlatans on the main stage at Kendal Calling. His show was part of Tim Burgess’s Tim Peaks Diner at Festival No.6 and he has performed with Johnny Vegas and Ricky Tomlinson.
Suggs from Madness was so impressed by Barrington’s book ‘Woodchip Anaglypta And Nicotined Artex Ceilings’ he took a copy on stage with him at Kendal Calling 2016 during the sell-out Madness Saturday night headline show and read out one of the poems.
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