Project Partners: Artists

Luke Wright – Poet

Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues.

Luke Wright shares his poetry

Luke Wright shares his poetry

His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of yummy mummies, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps.  His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey.

Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper Clarke’s support act. Luke’s work has proved a great hit with Clarke’s fans, playing in front of up to 2,000 people a night at venues such as The London Palladium and The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. His poems are often on the radio, generally BBC Radios 3 & 4, sometimes further afield and he is a regular contributor to the Sony Award-winning Saturday Live. He’s sometimes heard reviewing records on 6 Music.

Luke hosts and co-programmes all the poetry for The Latitude Poetry Arena, one of the biggest and most popular poetry events in Europe, with over 60 poets performing for 40 hours and is also co-founder of poetry collective Aisle16

Listen to Luke Wright read our poems at…/now-the-last-poppy-has-fallen

Georgia Strand – Singer Songwriter

Hailing from Basildon in Essex, Georgia is a young singer songwriter steadily making her way up the music ladder.Georgia (1)

A cross style of folk and country she has that kind of voice that reaches deep down into your soul and cuts away at your heart strings.

She has performed at venues across Essex and London and has played at Cambridge  Folk Festival, Wat Tyler Festival and supported Squeeze.   She was also invited to play a private concert for Guy Chambers

More recently she re-recorded ‘Blue’ to be released in two versions – a folk style with Ric Saunders (Fairport Convention) & Vo Fletcher along with a county version featuring legendary Nashville bassist – Dave Roe (known for his long time work with Johnny Cash).

Above all Georgia Strand is a raising star.

Vo Fletcher – Songwriter

Vo Fletcher is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He’s played and recorded in a lot vo fletcher 2of bands with a load of great people including : The Ric Sanders Group, Fairport Convention, Touch & Go, Nigel Kennedy, John Etheridge, Dave Swarbrick, Andrew Cronshaw, The Albion Morris Band, Brent Ford & The Nylons & Rik Mayall.

He writes music for TV and has composed songs and music for all the major channels.

He used to be a presenter on Channel 5 but he’s alright now. His current repertoire includes English and American folk, blues & country plus of of course many of his own songs.


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