Words & music from The Very Grimm Brothers Adrian Mealing + John Denton (gtr) – the only thing that cheers them up is you. You’re invited to their enchanted forest and encounters with direct action, that side gate, that sharp exit, gingerbread, the poetry of platforms, families, friends, birthdays, marmalade, undimmed love and the spinning of gold from straw. ‘middle-class rap’ William Coleman
Adrian is a Malvern Poetry Slam Champ. He also sings à cappella with Men In General, A Fistful of Spookies and The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Aus). John wears several musical hats including his John Denton’s Midnight Band hat.
“It’s a very chatty, tangential gig. And Grimm John just bought a Martin D28 Re-imagined acoustic gtr. I don’t know where he finds the money,” complains Grimm Adrian.
Appearances alongside the Peatbog Faeries, Attila, John Hegley, Elvis McGonagall, Johnny Fluffypunk and Roger McGough, shows at Bang Said The Gun, PureandGoodandRight, Platform 1, Swindon Poetry Festival, Stratford upon Avon Litfest, Worcs Literary Festival, Wolds Words, Mouth & Music, Speakeasy, the legendary Blue Suede Sporran Club and now in the intimate setting of Elmslie House on Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-very-grimm-brothers-and-sasscappella-tickets-54845282717?aff=ebdshpsearchautocompletewww.eventbrite.co.uk, Malvern Tourist Information, and Carnival Records
Plus the amazing SassCappella, the 3 piece à cappella band of Gwen Woodfield, Marie-Therese King & Janet Neate who love singing! With a set that includes Chattanooga Choo Choo right through to a few of their own original pieces about life. “We have been singing and laughing together for 3 years now and have a combined height of 21’ 4” and combined age of 84 (in our dreams!),” says Gwen. ‘A slick evening’s entertainment, highly recommended’ Chris Jaeger MBE, Worcester Live
‘You Sassy ladies are so entertaining and have such a lovely camaraderie’ M.C.S
‘absolutely a dream’ St Katherine’s Barn, Ledbury
‘Gilbert & George, almost Morecambe & Wise’ Smoke & Mirrors Cabaret
‘brilliant night… still abuzz’ Amnesty International Malvern
‘a wonderful act. Always a joy to watch’ Gary Longden
‘a fabulous set’ Dan Cockrill
‘just brilliant’ Mouthpiece Poets Lincoln
‘An exhilarating performance and really entertaining singers‘ Lord Faulkner, House of Lords
‘Blown away’ VH & JK
Tickets are £12.50 and are available online through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-very-grimm-brothers-and-sasscappella-tickets-54845282717?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.
NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).
Doors will be opening at 7.00pm for an 7.30pm start