Internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish has announced a show in McHughs Basement on 14th May 2015.
At a time when the live entertainment industry is saturated with acts that are formulaic and predictable, internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish is a breath of fresh air. Reciting words of love, politics, race, breasts and all that comes in between, Hollie’s poems captivate and move audiences to feel something that is sorely lacking in the industry today. Coming 1st in the UK Slam Poetry Finals and 3rd in the World Poetry Slam Finals, Hollie broke into the mainstream via the Internet – two of her videos ‘Mathematics’ and ‘Embarrassed’ have gone viral on YouTube, reaching over one million views in just over a week. She has received high praise both online and in print, garnering accolades including ‘Internet Sensation’ (Best Daily) and ‘Chick of the Week’ (MTV).
Hollie has released two critically acclaimed poetry albums ‘Touch’ and ‘Push Kick’, together with her published written collection ‘Paper’. She is the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, collaborating with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra for her upcoming EP.
Hollie has performed everywhere from Glastonbury festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Channel 4’s Random Acts to performances in Australia, France and Canada, reaching people from all walks of life – young and old, female and male. Evidence of her diverse fanbase is reflected by ‘Embarrassed’, which was tweeted by fans including Pink, Scroobius Pip and an Australian priest.
Hollie went on the road in October 2014 for her first ever UK headline tour. She performed in 7 cities across the UK, selling out 5 of them, including London’s 400 capacity Islington Assembly Hall.
Tickets are on sale now priced £10.50 excluding fees and are available on Ticketmaster.