George The Poet

George The Poet

George The Poet Quick Links

News Pictures Video Press RSS

George The Poet - Camp Bestival 2015 at Lulworth Castle - Day 2 - Performances at Lulworth Castle, Camp Bestival, Bestival - Dorset, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st August 2015

George The Poet
George The Poet
George The Poet
George The Poet

Vote George The Poet! His New Track 'Search Party' Is A Political Masterpiece [Video]


George The Poet

It seems the music industry is making way for real poetry and up and coming spoken word artist George The Poet could be among the pioneering youngsters of this generation in the art of musical poetry. While his fellow musicians are more focused on entertainment, he sees the importance of getting across essential social messages.

George The Poet performing in LondonGeorge The Poet to hit the road again

He's just announced the he is set to hit the road in October 2015 for 'The Ground Up Tour', and 24-year-old Londoner George Mpanga sees this as another great opportunity to gather followers. 'I believe rap is a specialist form of poetry', he explains in a recent interview. 'Now, what made me adapt my style into spoken word is that I wanted to get the communication down so that everyone knew what I was talking about.' Nothing was more affecting than the message he aimed to put across in his latest single 'Search Party'; a politically charged track originally from his new book 'Introducing George The Poet: Search Party: A Collection of Poems', that he wrote in the lead up to the UK general election.

Continue reading: Vote George The Poet! His New Track 'Search Party' Is A Political Masterpiece [Video]

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General


Live At Leeds The Cribs Gaz Coombes George The Poet MNEK Gengahr The Strypes Eagulls Menace Beach

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the country's best music veterans and up and coming stars to one of its greatest cities. But while you're there, you may as well enjoy the rest of what this incredible Yorkshire city has to offer.

Live At Leeds logo

Home to two universites, an extraodinary library, a colossal shopping centre and some of the best restaurants in the nation, Leeds is the place to be to kick off festival season even without taking the music into account. While the weekend of May 1st to 4th may boast a line-up including The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, George The Poet, MNEK, Gengahr, The Strypes and more, there's plenty of places to sit and let it all soak in while enjoying a decent meal and a pint.

Continue reading: Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

George Mpanga - George The Poet performs at Oslo in London at Oslo Hackmey - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd February 2015

George Mpanga
George Mpanga
George Mpanga
George Mpanga
George Mpanga
George Mpanga

Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues


Live At Leeds Sonic Youth Thurston Moore Supergrass Carl Barat The Libertines We Were Promised Jetpacks Emmy The Great Stornoway George The Poet

Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake. 

Thurston Moore live
Thurston Moore will play Live At Leeds 2015

Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.

Continue reading: Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues

Years And Years Land BBC Sound Of 2015 Top Spot


Years & Years Olly Alexander James Bay George The Poet

Years & Years have topped the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, after making an impact over the course of 2014 supporting the winner of last year's poll Sam Smith on tour and breaking through with singles 'Take Shelter' and 'Desire'.

Years & Years are the BBC's Sound Of 2015
Years & Years are the BBC's Sound Of 2015

The London trio have beaten the likes of James Bay, Stormzy, Raury and George The Poet to the top spot as this year's most exciting act as they prepare to unveil yet another single this Spring. The band; who are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen; formed in 2010 and made their breakthrough in 2012 with single 'I Wish I Knew'. Fast-forward to 2014 and they were quickly becoming one of the UK's top synthpop bands of the day, having appeared on The Magician's hit single 'Sunlight' and touring across the country with Sam Smith and Clean Bandit.

Continue reading: Years And Years Land BBC Sound Of 2015 Top Spot

Years And Years, George The Poet And James Bay Shortlisted For Brit’s Critics Choice Award


Sam Smith Brit Awards James Bay Years & Years George The Poet

The three nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice award at The Brits have just been announced. Cambridge-educated “urban wordsmith” George The Poet will face off against electropop trio Years And Years and singer songwriter James Bay for the award,  the winner of which will be announced on December 4th.

Sam SmithSam Smith won the critics choice award last year

Last year the award was won by Sam Smith, whose debut album In The Lonely Hour went on to become 2014's best-selling debut. Previous recipients have also included Adele, Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Emeli Sande.

Continue reading: Years And Years, George The Poet And James Bay Shortlisted For Brit’s Critics Choice Award

Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]


Idris Elba Nelson Mandela Maverick Sabre Mumford And Sons George The Poet Cody ChesnuTT Shaun Escoffery

Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with the sound of South Africa.

Idris Elba 'Mi Mandela' promo
Idris Elba releases 'Mi Mandela' this November

'You Give Me Love' will be released as part of Idris Elba's latest musical project 'Idris Elba Presents: Mi Mandela', which incorporates both high-profile Western pop sensations; from Mumford & Sons to George The Poet; with virtually unheard of South African genius; including the Mahotella Queens and Nothembi Mkhwebane. It will be released just in time for Christmas through Elba's own label 7wallace and Parlophone Records, and marks Elba's first musical venture since 2010.

Continue reading: Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]

Stream George The Poet's New EP 'The Chicken And The Egg' [Listen]

Posted on 24 September 2014

Stream George The Poet's New Ep 'The Chicken And The Egg' [Listen]

Hyperlink Festival At Tate Modern From 26th To 28th April 2013

Posted on 28 March 2013

Hyperlink Festival At Tate Modern From 26th To 28th April 2013

George The Poet

George The Poet Quick Links

News Pictures Video Press RSS
Advertisement

George The Poet

Date of birth

14th January, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male






Advertisement
Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.