, T.S. IDIOT is a slam-losing, short sighted, queer, Jewish poet with eczema. Sometimes his performances are more abstract, and sometimes more like a band or even a proper poet that your nan would like. His influences include punk poets and 60s beat writers to more unusual poetical icons like Dr. Seuss, Poly Styrene and Neil Armstrong.
He's warmed up crowds for internationally acclaimed poets including John Cooper Clarke and Attila The Stockbroker, as well appeared at DIY punk shows with the likes of TV Smith (The Adverts), Vic Godard (Subway Sect) and The Spook School. His backing band THE HIDEOUS TREND reformed in 2019 after a brief hiatus, and are now based in Bristol. He's also known in some circles as the South West's worse techno wordsmith MC TEABAG, bedroom-pop disappointment boca juniors and very occasionally a Russian woman called Ivana.
T.S. IDIOT has performed at poetry events across the UK, including Forked (Apples & Snakes) and Spotlight (Raise The Bar). In 2017 he honed his skills with Doorstep Arts and Unleashed Theatre Company, delivering performances to an international audience. In 2005 he played the mother goose in a primary school production of Charlotte's Web (he was really good). He's currently the creative producer for Alonely Theatre Company and Langaland Festival
T.S. IDIOT has been published by United Press, Sea Post Press and Reality Beach. His work has featured on BBC3, BBC Arts, Bristol 24/7 and The Calm Zone, and his work can be found on cubicle doors in toilets across the country.
T.S. IDIOT has performed in residence for Bristol Museum and Manchester's Victoria Baths. He's currently writing short scripts for stage and screen, producing an audio documentary for BBC Arts and developing his latest show; I'm A Nobody, Get Me Out of Here.
As society has currently collapsed, T.S. IDIOT is producing poems and images as part his #pandemicpoems collaborative project . He's also the host of IDIOT TALK, a monthly show on 1020 Radio.
Contact him for bookings, commissions and more (send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, via his facebook page or tweet him). If you shout loud enough he may come galloping across the horizon like a tiny hairless horse. You can also buy some of his meaningless tat via Uncollective Records.
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"A spoken word phenomena" (Voice Magazine)
"Lighthearted but bittersweet" (Fringe Review)
"In very poor taste" (Devon County Council)
"Very funny, very topical" (DIY Exeter)
"A passionate poet with a contemporary edge"
(Made In Plymouth)
"A real treat to witness" (Green Beanz)
"Proper punk" (Glen Matlock)
"Skillfully disobedient" (Pete The Temp)
"Like a cross between Suicide and John Cooper Clarke"
(Attila The Stockbroker)