Heralding a new voice in street poetry, Ghostpoet announces his debut Australian tour for Niche Productions, bringing his live band and performing songs from his Mercury Prize nominated Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam album.
An intoxicating and heady mix of indie guitars, crashing drums, club beats and spooky synths, Ghostpoet’s music is not easily defined, which is perhaps why he has won so many fans so quickly:
‘Rarely does a British debut album forge such a fully formed, genuinely unique direction that attempts to slot it into established scenes prove almost entirely fruitless.’ BBC Radio 1
‘Discerning heads will notice that the stellar rhyme schemes and heartfelt storytelling resonates much louder than the accent.’ URB 4 ½ stars
Born and raised somewhere between London, Coventry, Nigeria and Dominica, Ghostpoet (real name Obaro Ejimiwethe) was discovered in his early twenties by Gilles Peterson who quickly signed him to his label Brownswood Recordings. With a free EP, several singles and remixes under his belt (including works with Micachu, Roots Manuva, dBridge, xxxy and more), Ghostpoet’s rise to prominence has been swift, but given his impactful tales of everyday life, we’re only at the tip of the iceberg for what this gifted storyteller has to give.
Niche Productions presents Ghostpoet (UK) Debut Australian Tour with special guests.
Thursday 20th October
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: www.northcotesocialclub.com – tickets on sale August 26th
Saturday 22nd October
Musica Festival, Sydney NSW
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au – tickets on sale now
Sunday 23rd October
The Bakery, Perth WA
Tickets: www.nowbaking.com.au – tickets on sale August 26th