Paul Eccentric & Ian Newman are:-  
 

 
 

"The masters of Beatrantin' Rhythm and Views"

 
 

"The Antipoet are at the forefront of the new movement; their material dripping with parody. They take poetry to a new level, with performances as memorable as they are hilarious" 

Chris Wilson - The Stage

Paul and Ian have brought together the wit and wisdom of one of the countries finest performance poets with melodic rhythms of solo bass and the odd piece of gratuitous percussion thrown in for good measure to create the unique sound and spectacle that is The Antipoet.

over the past twenty five years Paul has worked as a poet, novelist, lyricist, singer, playwright and director. Paul totalled 147 gigs in 2011, performing solo as a poet and a storyteller; as the mouthy half of The Antipoet; singing with The Odd Eccentric and playing percussion with both Caution Horses and DodoBones. He also wrote and recorded 3 radio series for My Word Radio.

2012 looks set to be even busier gigwise plus sees the forthcoming release of The Antipoet's 3rd Album, 'Random Words' in May; the 2nd series of RRRANTANORY Little Stories on radio from April and cd from June; 'The Vegetarian Option', radio play collection on cd sometime in the summer and a 3rd RRRANTANORY series in November. He has gigged extensively, sharing stage space with such legends as John Hegley and Gerard Benson.

 Ian "Sir Gigalot" Newman :

the rhythmic half of The Antipoet partnership. Ian slaps out the riffs that Paul rambles over.

Ian has played the bass for Rock, indie & Jazz bands, applying himself to the Double Bass to give the Antipoet it's unique sound.

TIGHTS NOT STOCKINGS

 

The long awaited first CD by... The Antipoet

'at the forefront of the new movement "The Stage"

 

featuring..

Eponymous Me, I Like Girls, 1420Mhz, T. N. S. etc.

 

 

1 from each CD to Bard-Aid

Available  Now!

'This is poetry but not as you knowetry!'

R.R.P. 5.00  

 

The Antipoet regularly feature at :- Rhythmical Ravings & Rants - Live Poetry events

www.rrrants.com - for information on joining our growing list of performers email performers@rrrants.co.uk or contact info@rrrants.co.uk

Download mp3 sound track from http://www.myspace.com/rrrantsantipoet

See video clips from various London & Home counties venues on http://www.youtube.com/RrrantsTV

Live appearances

The Antipoet  2011 Gigs (Updated 22/07/2012)

 

Some reviews of The Antipoet Live

'Its like sharing a dressing room with a rock band. They made me feel like Debbie Harry'

Laura Dockrill June 2010

 

'The Antipoet is an act at the forefront of the new movement, with material dripping in parody. They take poetry to a new level, with performances as memorable as they are hilarious'                 

'The Stage'   July 2010

 

'Enigmatic beat poetry. a dazzling display of poetry, comedy and music, sometimes all in the same moment!' 

Fringe Review   August 2010

 

'Combining music, poetry and comedy is one of the hardest things to pull off but they (The Antipoet) do it brilliantly I'm glad I caught the performance'

Paul Lyalls   August 2010

 

'Great material! Totally professional but completely unpretentious'

Jude Simpson   August 2010

 

'You guys built a vibe. Did it for me big time.'

David J  August 2010

 

''Great singer & bass player", "He's genius"

Ed Tudor Pole July 2010

 

'The sexiest poets on the stage since I retired'

Yanny Mac September 2010

 

'eyeliner, triangle and double bass have never been funnier!'

Word Of Mouth, Norwich September 2010

 

Little old Lady

 

Overnight Success

 

Two Gentleman Duellers

 

   
 

Previous Gigs!

Some pictures by kind permission of

Poetry Kapow

 
 

The Antipoet  2011 Gigs

 
2nd January The Camden Eye, London
13th January Sportsman Watford
18th January  Poetry link, Cha Cha Cha Watford
20th January The Olde Kings Arms , Hemel

23rd

January

The Camden Eye, London

Rrrantanory Special

31st January Emperor, Cambridge
3rd February Queens Wood Cafe
6th February The Camden Eye, London
8th February Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford
11th February        Tea Box, Richmond

15th

February

The Goat Inn, St Albans

17th February  Bang Said the Gun
18th February Poetry Kapow, Wolverton
1st March The OVO, St Albans
6th March The Camden Eye, London
8th March Catweazle Club, Kilburn
11th March The Railroad Cafe, Hackney
12th March VBites, Hove
15th March  Emperor, Cambridge
17th March The Olde Kings Arms,Hemel
22nd March Poetry Link, OVO St Albans
30th March Word Cafe, Teddington
1st April      Quirky, Fiddler's Elbow, Camden
3rd April The Camden Eye, London
6th April            6th Queens' Head, Chesham
14th April The Camden Eye, London

26th

April

The Goat Inn, St Albans

1st May

Camden Crawl Festival 2011,

The Bucks Head, Camden

6th

May

The Watershed, Milton Keynes

8th May The Hideaway, Archway
10th May Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford
12th May Rrrant Radio Recording,  OVO St Albans
17th May The Horns, Watford
21st May Rickmansworth Canal Festival
22nd May Rickmansworth Canal Festival
28th May Meadowlands Festival, Glynde 
29th May Meadowlands Festival, Glynde 
7th June Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford
9th June  Bang Said the Gun, 50 Great Dover Street, London SE1
11th June The Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell

14th

June

The Goat Inn, St Albans

25th

June

Queens Road Festival, Watford

3rd July The Camden Eye, London
8th July Ledbury  Poetry Festival Event #64
9th July British Grand Prix, Silverstone
10th July Music on the Moor, Boxmoor
18th July Cafe Amici, Croxley Green
20th July Hammer & Tongue, Cambridge

22nd

24th

July

The London Fringe

The Camden Eye, London

31st

july

Nozstock Festival, Bromyard

5th

August

The Fildler's Elbow, Kentish Town

7th August The Camden Eye, London

9th

August

The Horns, Watford

26th

August

The Pleasance dome, Edinburgh

26th -

27th

August

The Pear Tree. Edinburgh Festival

3rd September High Street, Watford
4th September The Camden Eye, London
6th September Kiss the Sky, Hampstead
16th September The Tea Box, Richmond
17th September Wolverhampton
23rd September

An Evening with The Antipoet

The Tea Box, Richmond

28th September Sage & Time, London
2nd October The Camden Eye, London
8th October Go global, York
8th October Luton Hospital
11th October Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford
16th October The Hideaway, Archway

18th

October

The Goat Inn, St Albans

6th November The Camden Eye, London
3rd November Words & Music, Muswell Hill
26th November Viva, Liverpool
4th December The Camden Eye, London

20th

December

The Goat Inn, St Albans

The Antipoet 'WE'RE ARTISTS!' 2010 tour

 

10th jan: 'Tongue In Chic', Milton Keynes (with David J and Danni Antagonist)

19th Jan: RRRANTS atThe Goat, St Albans

21st jan: The Hopbine, Cambridge (with Alex Iamb)

24th Jan: 'Word Up' at The Horns, Watford (with Philfy Phil & Poeterry)

28th Jan: 'Bardaid' at The Etcetera Theatre, Camden

(with TV Smith & Rachel Pantechnicon)

31st Jan:  RRRANTS at The Camden Eye, Camden

1st feb:    'Owlsworld' at The Cock, Sarratt

4th Feb.:  The Cross Kings, Kings Cross (with Tim Devine)

6th Feb.:  'Owlsworld' at The White Bear, Rickmansworth (with Jammie Sammy & Philfy Phil)

9th Feb.:  'Scribal Gathering' Stony Stratford (with Richard Frost)

21st Feb:   'Bang Said The Gun', Borough (with Atilla The Stockbroker & Rob Auton)

7th Mar:    RRRANTS at The Camden Eye, Camden

25th Mar:  Inland waterways somewhere in Hertfordshire?

26th Mar:  'Comedy Club' at Chesham football club, Chesham.

29th Mar:   Dyssing Mondays, Edinburgh Cellars, Islington N1 4RA

30th Mar:   RRRANTS at The Goat, St Albans

18th Apr:    RRRANTS at The Camden Eye, Camden

29th Apr:    RRRANTS, The Old Kings Arms, Hemel Hemstead.

6th  May:    Queen's Wood Cafe, 42 Muswell Hill rd.

9th May:     Tongue in Chic, Wolverton MK, with Disreli.

11th May:   Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford.

13th May: Bang Said The Gun, Bourough.

15th & 16th May: Rickmansworth Canal Festival.

19th May:  The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden with Elvis McGonagall.

31st May:  The Cock, Sarratt (Owlsworld)

1st June:   The Goat, St Albans

2nd June:   Hammer & Togune, Oxford

8th June:   The Half Moon, Herne Hill.

13th June:  The Camden Eye, Camden.

16th June:  Raising The Awen, Northampton.

21st June:  Norwich Arts Centre - With Matt Lloyd & Laura Dockrill

22nd June:  ChaChaCha, Watford - With Will Conway, Laura Dockrill & Tim Watt

23rd June:   The Brewery Tap, Peterborough - With Toby Wood & Laura Dockrill

27th June:  St Albans busking festival.

29th June:  Speechmotion, Shoreditch.

11th July:   Tongue In Chic, Wolverton MK.

14th July:   The Very Woolly Variety Show, Cambridge

15th July:   RRRANTS, The Old Kings Arms, Hemel Hemstead  

16th July   The Larmer Tree Festival.
17th July   The Larmer Tree Festival.
18th July   Buxton Fringe festival.
21st July     RRRants, The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden with Ed Tudorpole.
27th July    RRRants, The Goat, St Albans.
6th August   Camden Eye from 7.30pm:  Paul Lyalls with The Antipoet plus support.
7th August   Camden Eye from 2.30pm:  The RRRANTS music all dayer! 
8th August   Camden Eye from 7.30pm:  JUDE SIMPSON with The Antipoet, plus support
9th August   Camden Eye from 7.30pm:  David J with The Antipoet, plus support
30th August   RAW 125 Packington Street. London, United Kingdom, N1 7EA - Headline
7th Sept   RRRants, The Goat, St Albans
16th Sept   Poets on Fire, Lewes Arms,1 Mount Place, Lewes, BN7 1YH
26th Sept   RRRants, The Camden Eye, Camden.
30th Sept   RRRants, The Old Kings Arms, Hemel Hemstead  
7th October   RRRants - The Great Bardic Alliance, The Camden Eye, Camden.

12th Oct

  RRRants, The Goat, St Albans
27th Oct   THE WORD CAFE, The Adelaide Pub, 57 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU

31st Oct

  RRRants, The Camden Eye, Camden.

31st Oct

  RRRants, The Camden Eye, Camden.
3rd Nov   Monkey Kettle, Milton Keynes
5th Nov   Richmond with Julie Mullen
6th Nov   Midlands Poetry Slam, Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
11th Nov   RRRants, The Old Kings Arms, Hemel Hemstead  
17th Nov   RRRants, The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden
20th Nov    Private Function
12th Dec   RRRants, The Camden Eye, Camden.
16th Dec   RRRants, The Old Kings Arms, Hemel Hemstead  
21st Dec   RRRants The Goat, St Albans