A man of spoken words, who deals with the injustices of the world. Articulate, intelligent & highly emotive. A wordsmith who stirs the coolest of cats, as I express on my experiences without feeling the need to tailor my words to gain attention. My style is confrontational, direct and often outspoken. My words are delivered with eloquence, and carried with a sting of clarity, a characteristic, inherited from my mother, an ex-school teacher and psychiatric nurse. She died from a 16 year struggle with MS in 2004, in my arms. I had been her principal carer after my father left, upon finding out about her illness.
Poetry has been a way to channel the pain, managing to fight adversity with little respect. My candid, thought provoking style was a more natural way to tackle my struggles, and has roots in my musical and cultural loves. Everyone from Krs-One, Chuck D and Ray Charles to Fela Kuti, Gil Scott Heron, Maya Angelou, Big Youth and Muhammad Ali. You can see why. Political, outspoken and controversial, this is the landscape that I thrive in. I started performing at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden, in 2004, and have continued to perform at a variety of venues. A thought provoking wordsmith with a unique voice and presence, he must be heard !!!
An idea worth spreading
Using Art, specifically, Spoken Word Poetry, as a method of indulging young people in more than every technological gizmo, including weapons, as a means to express themselves, less intellectual apathy, more exploration of the things that we feel & know to be the things that stir & motivate our very being ......
I'm passionate about
Sport, Music & ofcourse ..... WORDS & Expression !!!!!
Talk to me about
Anything & Everything, as long as you do so, openly, honestly & in a manner that is logical rather than, overly emotive .....
People don't know I'm good at
Artistic expression ... spread that word ... www.bigvirge.com
My TED story
Got switched on to TED Talks by a good friend of mine who felt i'd appreciate an address by an English Professor, on the values of the arts in education. Enjoyed it immensely, unfortunately, I have only been back, infrequently, but, am now joining the community as I feel that much of what I speak on in my art, will hopefully be appreciated by the TED community ......