UPCOMING SHOWS

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PAST SHOWS

The Blue Space Poetry Jam

 


Date City Venue
17/05/12 Sydney Petersham Bowling Club

Time: 6:00pm.

Admission: $5.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 77 Brighton Street, Petersham, NSW 2049.

The month of May brings features festival performer CANDY ROYALLE!!

As usual, with open mic and musical accompaniment in the pleasing community environment of The Petersham Bowling Club – beer, bistro and bowls. no pokies and kids welcome (to be accompanied by adults)

$5 and open mic poets please arrive 30 minutes prior to register.

Austin International Poetry Festival

 


Date City Venue
27/09/12 – 30/09/12 Austin, Texas Austin International Poetry Festival

Candy Royalle

 


Date City Venue
31/07/16 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Palace Electric

Time: 6:30pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 2 Phillip Law Street.

The Stronger than Fiction film festival is closing their event with performance by Candy Royalle and the screening of ‘SONITA’

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music.

Sonita is a feisty, 16 year-old Afghan refugee living in Tehran in a single shabby room with her sister and niece. With no legal status, Sonita’s only future seems to be a $9000 marriage, arranged by her brother. But with the help of the camera, a show-stopping music video, and her powerful and proactive voice, Sonita has other ideas about the future of young women.

Join us for the closing night party afterwards for the announcement of the best film.

Stronger than Fiction is proudly supported by Eden Road Wines and Palace Electric Cinemas Canberra

30/07/16 Bankstown Bankstown Arts Centre

Time: 11:00am.

Admission: $17.00.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW.

Candy Royalle’s workshops are essential for any budding spoken word artists. For a small fee you will have access to a 3 hour workshop canvassing writing and poetry techniques with one of Australia’s most renowned voices. PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED TO 15 SPOTS.

Workshops supported by the Bankstown Arts Centre.

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26/07/16 Bankstown Bankstown Arts Centre

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $Gold coin donation.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW.

Bankstown Poetry Slam Details:

Join us in another night of laughter, clicking, watermelon and fun as we converge at the Arts centre for July slam! Poets, remember you are not just competing for art and glory, but also a spot to compete at this year’s end of year mega event :)

DEAR PERFORMERS: PLEASE DON’T FORGET, STRICT 3 MIN TIME LIMIT ON PERFORMANCES!! This month we are continuing the “lottery” system, whereby registrations will commence at 6:30 pm, but spots are not guaranteed. Instead, names will be drawn at random. As such, performers do not need to arrive at 6:30pm sharp, but must put their names in BEFORE 7pm.

Bios of this month’s feature:
Candy Royalle has performed alongside many of the greats including Ursula Rucker (who said “Candy Royalle is all at once fragile, powerful, raw, sensitive, beautiful, unflinching and honest. She, her spirit and her work, will change you”) Shane Koyczan, Sarah Kay, Phil Kay, Rives, Anis Mojgani and Holly McNish to name a few. A festival curator once described Royalle as “an act you remember for years” and the Austin International Poetry Festival Chair stated Candy had “…changed the face of poetry in Austin, forever”. Few who see her can forget her intensity, her combustible blend of intellect, imagination and heart.

Dr G:
Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. is an Assistant Professor within the Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. A trained historian, Gooding most effectively analyzes contemporary mainstream media with a careful eye for persistent patterns along racial lines that appear benign but indeed have problematic historical roots.
Uncomfortable with the anti-intellectualist approach to hip hop within academia, Gooding has also fostered new learning opportunities for students and community members to appreciate the genius of hip hop through new courses, seminars and study tours abroad as far away as Australia and New Zealand. A developing scholar, Gooding’s most well-known work thus far is “You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood,” which critically analyzes the value and impact of contemporary racial imagery based upon historical narratives of sex, power and violence.

Rules of the poetry slam:

– 3minutes to perform your piece, no props or music.
– Poem must be your original work
-5 Randomly selected members of the crowd will judge the performances.
-No age restrictions
– Semi- awesome prizes!
and all we ask is a gold coin donation :)

REMEMBER! The point is not the points the point is POETRY!!!
-Marc Smith

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask away!
HOPE TO SEE Y’ALL THERE!!!

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Event: The Butch Priestess International Tour
11/07/15 – 12/07/15 Toronto, Ontario Latitudes Storytelling Festival

Time: 10:00am.

Address: Victoria Park, Kitchener.

27/06/15 Swansea, Wales HOWL Poetry Presents…

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: Mozarts 76B Walter Road.

21/06/15 London Queer’Say

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: Hackney Attick (Hackney Picture House) 270 Mare St Hackney.

18/06/15 Birmingham Hit the Ode

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: The Victoria 48 John Bright Street.

14/06/15 Cardiff, Wales Heartspoken Kuku Club

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: Park Plaza Hotel.

10/06/15 Belfast The Sunflower Bar

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 65 Union Street.

08/06/15 Derry Sandinos Bar

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: Water Street.

07/06/15 Exeter SPOKES AMAZE!

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: The Bikeshed Theatre and Bar 162/3 Fore Street.

04/06/15 Borough, London Bang Said the Gun

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: Roebuck 50 Great Dover Street.

02/06/15 London Bar Wotever

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: The Royal Vauxhall Tavern 372 Kennington Lane.

29/05/15 Cardigan The Cellar Bards

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: Cellar Bar 25/26 Quay Street.

26/05/15 Camden, London Out-Spoken

Time: 7:00pm.

Address: The Forge 3-7 Delancey Street.

28/03/15 Sydney, NSW Full Day Workshop – WRITE BREATHE PERFORM

Time: 9:00am.

Admission: Unwaged $90 Waged $120.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: History House 133 Macquarie Street.

***Due to popular demand and multiple requests, I’m putting on one last workshop before I head on my tour overseas. As per usual, there are incredibly limited spaces so please read below and get in touch if you would like to book.***

WRITE BREATHE PERFORM is an intensive, full day workshop with Candy Royalle for all aspiring writers and performers as well as individuals who simply want help with expressing themselves. It is aimed at all levels – from those who have never written or shared work to established artists.

Some of the things the workshop covers:

– Writing techniques and exercises

– Tackling writers block

– Editing

– The ethical obligations of creators

– Writing for the self

– Writing for the stage

– Managing nerves

– Breathing techniques

– Performance exercises and warm ups

– Performance techniques

– Confidence building

* Vegan morning and afternoon tea and snacks provided.

* I only work with small groups and these workshops fill up fast so please send me a private message or email to confirm your place (candy@candyroyalle.com)

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14/03/15 Rozelle, NSW Verse & Voice @ NSW Writers’ Centre

Time: 6:30pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Callan Park.

For the first time, the NSW Writers’ Centre presents Voice & Verse: A Poetry and Spoken Word Festival this March. Approaching poetry and performance from multiple angles, this festival focuses on the diversity of activity within the poetry field including slam poets, rappers, singer-songwriters, micropoets, publishers, activists, text artists and more.

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12/03/15 Sydney SHE – a collective of female artists destroying the joint

Time: 6:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Create or Die: 10 Mitchell Street, Marrickville, NSW.

Gather round Sydney and come down for ‘SHE’ – a group exhibition showcasing the amazing talents of over 20 Female Artists. From illustration, installation, photography, film and a library of zines to ponder, this kick ass collective is here to celebrate International Women’s Day.

We are proud to have floral sculptor Tracey Deep included in our artist line up as well as spoken word artist Candy Royalle who will be performing on Opening night.

SHE opens Thursday 12 March, 6pm
at The Studio, by Create Or Die

ARTISTS include
Tracey Deep, Antwerpen, Manuela Strano, Syke, Takie, Jordan Clarke, Irene Feleo, Marine Coutroutsios, Beth Dillon, Patch Sinclair, Danni Emery, Rachel Williams, Brooke Trezise, Akisiew, Stephanie Peters, Lisa Villani, Deb Morgan, Caryn Griffin, Elsa McGrath, Emma Davis and Annie McKinnon, Candy Royalle

Big thanks to the boys from Trolley’d
10% of each work sold is being donated to IWDA, supporting women’s rights and gender equality.

Gallery Opening Hours
Opening Night – Thursday 12 March, 6pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am-4pm
Sunday 15 March, 11am-3pm

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08/03/15 Sydney, NSW God Queen Summit

Time: 11:00am.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Callan Park, Centre for Education and Workforce Development, Gate A Corner of Cicily St and Darling St Lilyfield.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2015, God Queen is hosting a Women’s Summit. This is an inclusive event for women, and all who champion women’s rights to share their creative endeavours and grow their sense of community. An opportunity to network, showcase and more importantly learn from one another.

God Queen are a collective of artists, entrepreneurs and humanitarians that aims to raise the status of women globally through education of women’s rights and actively contributing to positive social change particularly challenging the gender bias system. With a focus on women in the creative arts industry and entrepreneurial scene, this event will be an introduction to God Queen’s agenda and a safe place for all to discuss the issues faced and collectively find solutions to these problems. All are welcome across gender, age and ethnicity.

Throughout the day we will have panel discussions, workshops, talks and performers with the specific focus of addressing the following topics:

What is Woman? – Discussing the unique definition of ‘woman’ in 2015 looking beyond the gender binary and body identity.

Art as Activism – Bridging the worlds of art, activism and journalism to encourage social change

Women in the Creative Industry – Exploring ways to succeed in the arts industry without losing your integrity and finding creative solutions to the problems of today.

Ethical Entrepreneurs – Discussing responsibility, sustainable and ethical practice for entrepreneurs and artists.

Social Systems and The Family Unit – Comparing contemporary and traditional systems of living from around the world and throughout the times to find alternate, improved ways of co-existing.

We welcome any collaboration/partnerships to further our agenda.

07/03/15 Sydney, NSW Amnesty International Youth Conference

Time: 9:30am.

Admission: $15 + BF.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street.

The 2015 Amnesty NSW Youth conference is just around the corner!

This year, the Amnesty team will be focusing on ‘diversity in activism’, with a range of speakers who have employed their creative skills to create real ongoing change in their world.

Leave your preconceived ideas of activism behind. Learn cool ways that people have used their skills and passions to promote change and network with other young people about their activism endeavors. We’re going beyond the picket line; onto the stage, behind the camera and into the field.

Your ticket buys you morning tea, lunch and attendance to performances, presentations, skills sessions and lectures from activists who are taking an innovative approach to making their message heard.

Don’t miss out, we guarantee you will learn something new!

Speakers and performances:

***Genevieve Clay-Smith, 2015 Young Australian of the Year and acclaimed filmmaker.

***Candy Royalle, spoken word artist, poet and storyteller.

***Street Art Murals Australia, a graffiti social enterprise which encourages councils and businesses to commission a mural created by ‘street artists’.

***Treehouse Theatre, a youth refugee theatre group.

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06/03/15 483 George Street Sydney, NSW Women Scream International Poetry Festival

Time: 6:30pm.

Admission: $20.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: City of Sydney Town Hall House.

Woman Scream is a platform for women’s participation. It provides a socially viable and direct way of using poetry and the arts to encourage women’s achievements and bolster their self-esteem and self-respect. Established — as well as emerging — poets and artists, who may not normally have the opportunity to participate in such a significant international festival, are both welcome. We believe that all are equally part of the social mission to fight violence. 40 countries will participate in ‘Woman Scream’, raising their voices to creatively protest violence against women.May our scream be heard!

25/02/15 Glebe, NSW Rhizomic Poetry at Mr Falcon’s

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 92 Glebe Point Road.

14/02/15 – 15/02/15 NSW Leardblockade Mauls Creek

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Mauls Creek.

Bat Attack is an incredible 6 day gathering on 13th – 18th Feburary 2015.

Building a creative resistance to defend habitat, climate and communities from coal expansion.
Including all of the best music, skillshares, workshops, arts, and action.

The Bat Attack will be in Maules Creek NSW on Gomeroi Country, home to Australia’s first ever blockade camp on coal the #LeardBlockade against Whitehaven coal.

Front Line Action on Coal has been defending the Leard State Forest from open cut coal for over 2 years, to find out more about grassroots resistance and front line action on coal have a browse of this site, and come out to camp and get involved!

There will be tours of farms, non-violent direct action skillshares, forest tours, ecology workshops, as well as some outstanding performance, including poets, circus, bands and Djs.

Come learn, listen, dance, and take action to save the Leard State Forest, and our climate.

Front Line Action on Coal and Bat Attack are volunteer run, with a focus on skillsharinCome get involved and be a part of it, contact us on the RSVP form below.

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07/02/15 Sydney Marlborough Hotel King Street Newtown

Time: 3:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Mardi Gras Women’s Soiree is an opportunity to hear about the current opportunities for women to become involved in Mardi Gras. There will be short talks from those already working on this season’s events, and highlights of the festival for female identified members, volunteers and supporters. It’s a great way find out how to join in, make new friends and meet the women who are putting on your season this year. There will be great entertainment including performance artist and poet Candy Royalle and DJ Amanda Louise Boyle will be spinning great tracks. Oh and if you like a liquid incentive – $10 Carlton jugs and the $12 Bulmers jugs. See you next Saturday 7th February at 3pm!

09/01/15 – 11/01/15 Cygney, Tasmania Cygnet Folk Festival

Time: 10:00am.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Event: FRIDA PEOPLE
20/11/14 – 04/12/14 Sydney, NSW The Seymour Centre

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $30unwaged/$35 waged + BF.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Box office: 9351 7940.

Address: City Rd, Chippendale.

Venue phone: 9351 7944.

Frida People is an explosive exploration of the human condition written by Candy Royalle and set upon the backdrop of Sloppy Joe’s musical brilliance – known for bestowing sonic solutions on empty aural spaces. Candy Royalle and Sloppy Joe’s first show and album, ‘Stories by Starlight’ garnered them a nomination for the Sydney Fringe Music Award in 2012. Together on their second collaboration, this daring aural fusion is set to tear the roof off the sucker.

Layering her rhythmic words and hypnotic voice with the unique sounds that Sloppy Joe create, they move through funk, soul, hip hop and pure chaos. After months in the studio they are taking the live show on tour.

TIX: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/frida-people/

As a special treat, they will be joined on stage by Surreal Showgirl Betty Grumble – self-proclaimed theatrical terrorist as well as special guest Niveen Abdelatty (aka Niveen Hoe) on trumpet.

This is a confronting show, with content set to make audiences question everything. Spectators, be warned to expect extreme levels of titillation and a heart thumping deluxe aural experience, possibly leading to a rebirth of the senses and certainly an unequalled multifaceted intelligent entertainment experience.

TIX: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/frida-people/

Plus special poet guests:
Eunice Andrada
Kaveh – The Unlikely Poet
Lorin Elizabeth

+18’s only

Only three shows!

20th & 27th November
4th December

Ticket prices – $30 unwaged / $35 waged

TIX: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/frida-people/

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20/11/14 – 04/12/14 Brisbane, QLD Metro Arts

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $25unwaged/$30 waged + BF.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 109 Edward St.

Venue phone: (07) 3002 7100.

Frida People is an explosive exploration of the human condition written by Candy Royalle and set upon the backdrop of Sloppy Joe’s musical brilliance – known for bestowing sonic solutions on empty aural spaces. Candy Royalle and Sloppy Joe’s first show and album, ‘Stories by Starlight’ garnered them a nomination for the Sydney Fringe Music Award in 2012. Together on their second collaboration, this daring aural fusion is set to tear the roof off the sucker.

Layering her rhythmic words and hypnotic voice with the unique sounds that Sloppy Joe create, they move through funk, soul, hip hop and pure chaos. After months in the studio they are taking the live show on tour.

TIX: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/frida-people/

As a special treat, they will be joined on stage by Niveen Abdelatty (aka Niveen Hoe) on trumpet.

This is a confronting show, with content set to make audiences question everything. Spectators, be warned to expect extreme levels of titillation and a heart thumping deluxe aural experience, possibly leading to a rebirth of the senses and certainly an unequalled multifaceted intelligent entertainment experience.

TIX: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/frida-people/

Plus special poet guests:
Scott Wings
Lucy Fox

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29/08/14 – 31/08/14 Brisbane, QLD Queensland Poetry Festival

Time: 6:00pm.

Admission: Free.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

26/08/14 Sydney University of New South Wales

Time: 6:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Panel discussion “Queer People in the Arts”

05/08/14 Glebe Friend in Hand

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $10.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: Cowper Street.

Kaveh Akbari & Candy Royalle

Strength. Through. Struggle.

The motto of Revolute Movement Academy, a place of passionate physical poetry, created by Kaveh; Kaveh the Coach; Kaveh – The Unlikely Poet. He has been heard at the March in March, on ABC News 24, at spoken word venues around town. Now he returns to WordinHand where he was first heard at the Open Mike, where I met him and from whose skill and character I learned how to beat the devil in me that is God’s Departure Lounge.

Strength. Through. Struggle.

The inimitable Candy Royalle, whose unique stylings have thrilled and inspired thousands throughout Australia for years. Candy faces the future with strength and passion. Check out her latest and deepest battle – with …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4z3FaZw6ro

Come along and be inspired. You will not want to miss these Warrior’s evening.

This is Sydney’s premier regular and enduring poetry / spoken word event, providing open mike opportunities for voices directly from the Sydney community plus a high-energy poetry slam every month in addition to a featured poet or two. Open Mike signup on the night; no pre-bookings.

First Tuesdays, 7:00 for 7:30 PM. Donation $10/$5. Slam Prize $5

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07/06/14 Sydney, NSW Full Day Workshop – WRITE BREATHE PERFORM

Time: 9:30am.

Admission: $50/$60.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: History House 133 Macquarie Street.

This is an intensive, full day workshop with Candy Royalle for all aspiring writers and performers, or those who simply want help with expressing themselves. It is aimed at all levels – from those who have never written or shared work to established artists. It is not *only* for poets but for all people who wish to be able to express themselves better and with more confidence.

Some of the things the workshop will cover:

– Writing techniques and exercises
– Help with writers block
– Editing
– Exploration of the ethical obligations of artists
– Writing for the self
– Writing for the stage
– Managing nerves
– Breathing techniques
– Performance exercises and warm ups
– Performance techniques
– Confidence building

The day will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Vegetarian and vegan snacks will be available plus tea and coffee will be provided.

The cost is $50 unwaged and $60 waged. Spaces are extremely limited as I will only work with small groups. A non-refundable $10 deposit is required to reserve a place. Bank details will be given on request.

I am offering two places for free to anyone who would like to attend and who might be experiencing financial hardship. Please send me a private message or email if you would like to discuss this option.

If you have any questions or would like to know if this is the right workshop for you then email me: candy@candyroyalle.com

Event: FRIDA PEOPLE
31/05/14 Thornbury, Melbourne, VIC FRIDA PEOPLE

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: Presale $20/$25 Door sale: $30/$35.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Box office: 1300 762 545.

Address: Thornbury Theatre 859 High Street.

Venue phone: (03) 9484 9831.

For one night only, Candy Royalle and Sloppy Joe are bringing their new show and album “Frida People” to Melbourne.

Featuring bent burlesque beauty Betty Grumble and trumpet extraordinaire Niveen Abdelatty, the show is all sex, politics and art with poetry, music and burlesque.

Also featuring local wordsmith powerhouses Fury and Michelle Alina Dabrowski.

If you like your entertainment to be intelligent, then don’t miss this…

17/04/14 – 21/04/14 Canberra, ACT The National Folk Fesitval

Time: 11:00am.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Canberra.

Candy Royalle + Sloppy Joe with special guest Betty Grumble, will be debuting their new album and show at this years National Folk Festival

29/03/14 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $10/$7.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Sydney Feminists Presents the Fourth Women Scream International Poetry Festival.
A spectacular event featuring the talents of many amazing poetesses and poets on the subject of women, violence against women and support for women.
The event will include a showcase of the work of some incredible artists on the subject of violence against women. The exhibition will be on display throughout the event.
Come along and join in this celebratory event. Listen to music, powerful guest speakers, famous Australian poets and local talent. Feast your eyes on fascinating artwork, watch performers and lose yourself in the buzz of creativity and excitement. Be there at Sydney’s first ever event for the International Women’s Poetry Festival!
From Women Scream:
Woman Scream aims to bring together men and women poets in various countries, to pay a fitting tribute to women and to contribute with women self-esteem and messages against violence through poetry, arts, and other manifestations.

25/02/14 Sydney, NSW REVOLVER for Sydney Mardi Gras @ Paddington RSL

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $50.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 220-232 Oxford St Paddington.

Venue phone: (02) 9332 8222.

Appearing alongside Heather Peace from the UK, B-Girl Demi Sorono and magician Cath Jamison.

19/10/13 email for venue address details: candy@candyroyalle.com ***SECRET VENUE NEWCASTLE***

Time: 6:00pm.

28/09/13 Sydney The Oxford – at the Polo Lounge

Time: 8:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 134 Oxford St Darlinghurst 2010.

Venue phone: (02) 8324 5200.

It’s THE REVENGE OF THE PUSSYCAT CLUB! Non-traditional cabaret, bent burlesque and little ol’ me. Come check it out if you’re a little bit perverted like the rest of us…

25/09/13 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:45pm.

Admission: $15.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

One year anniversary for the inimitable Art Party – and at my fave venue, the RED RATTLER in Marrickville. I can tell you I’ll be doing a couple of AMAZING collaborations at this gig…you really, truly don’t want to miss it…

24/09/13 Bankstown Bankstown Arts Centre

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW.

I’ll be doing a feature at this months Bankstown Slam – which also happens to be a hear for the National Slam. It’s going to be an absolutely massive night…

21/09/13 Canberra ANU Food Co-Op

Time: 7:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 3 Kingsley Street, Canberra, ACT.

18/09/13 Canberra Phoenix Pub

Time: 7:30pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 21 East Row, Canberra, ACT.

Apparently this is Australia’s maddest, craziest, nastiest, dirtiest slam…Lucky I’m doing a feature and wont be judged…though I’ve heard they’re not shy about telling a poet what they think…come see how I fair…

20/08/13 Parramatta Parramatta Slam

Time: 7:00pm.

Event: East Coast Tour (AUST)
09/08/13 Maleny Bards

Time: 7:30pm.

09/08/13 Brisbane Upstairs

Time: 5:00pm.

07/08/13 Byron Bay Paradiso

Time: 7:30pm.

04/08/13 Byron Bay The Rails

Time: 3:30pm.

Address: Jonson Street.

04/08/13 Nimbin Nimbin Town Hall

Time: 3:30pm.

04/08/13 Byron Bay Byron Bay Writers Festival

Time: 2:30pm.

03/08/13 Lismore The Tyre Factory

Time: 9:30pm.

02/08/13 Brisbane Brisbane Square Library

Time: 5:30pm.

28/07/13 Sydney Brett Whitely Gallery

Time: 2:30pm.

06/07/13 Sydney 107 Projects

Time: 7:30pm.

Event: Melbourne Tour
03/07/13 Sydney OUTSPOKEN

Time: 7:30pm.

Event: East Coast Tour (AUST)
03/07/13 Sydney OUTSPOKEN

Time: 7:30pm.

Event: Melbourne Tour
27/06/13 Melbourne Hares & Hyenas Book Shop

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $15/$10.

Address: 63 Johnston St Fitzroy VIC 3065.

Venue phone: (03) 9495 6589.

Candy Royalle brings her PERFORMOETICS event to Melbourne in conjunction with Hares & Hyenas.

FEATURING

Candy Royalle
Romy Hoffman AKA Macromantics
ReVerse Butcher
Brigitte Lewis

A night of Queer words, poetry and performance! Each poet brings a different flavour, style and intensity to the art of poetry – don’t miss this one off event that will span all those topics we love to love: sexuality, eroticism, relationships, humanity and politics.

$15 waged / $10 unwaged

Seats seriously limited!

Hares And Hyenas
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21/06/13 Melbourne CBD 1.1 Architects Space

Time: 6:30pm.

Admission: $25/$20.

Address: 34 Niagara Lane.

A WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS WHO PERFORM THEIR WORK

This workshop is for all those people out there who write and wish to learn the tools involved in performing their work with heart and confidence. The workshop will cover both writing and performance techniques and tools and is aimed at all levels – beginner to professional.

It is an intensive workshop aimed at pushing and testing your creative boundaries. Writers should bring some current work with them to workshop.

$20 Unwaged
$25 Waged

Bookings are absolutely essential as spots are seriously limited. Book by emailing slamaslam@gmail.com or candy@canyroyalle.com

15/06/13 Melbourne TBA

Time: 7:00pm.

Art Party to Melbourne, to assist in the cross-national (and soon international) collaboration of artists, and family members who speak the same language in music, poetry, art and hugging.

With the help of some very special facilitators, I will be proud to show Melbourne what it is we have been brewing in Sydney, which can include everyone, which does not subscribe to any one genre of performance and which is wholly heart-warming and connective.

Venue to be announced.

First performers confirmed for Art Party Melbourne:

Candy Royalle – spoken word/poetry
Megan Luscombe – singer/songwriter
Fleassy Malay – spoken word/poetry
Louise Millar – singer/songwriter
Anthony Demasi – comedian/magician
Cameron Raeburn – singer/songwriter
ReVerse Butcher – poet + projection
Zikora – band
Shimmy Bliss Dance – belly dancers

Live painting

More exciting performers to be announced!

14/06/13 Melbourne Melbourne Physical & Natural Studio

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $15/$12.

Address: 1/393 Smith St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.

Come, Women and Lovers of Women… HOLD and BE HELD…. Share.. and Witness…

Welcome down to our gorgeous Smith Street Venue for another sublime evening of heartfelt, loveing, passionate, warm, cold, vulnerable and very very honest Spoken Word from some of Melbournes bravest women. Mother Tongue 6! which means its our half a year birthday!! wow! We honestly never imagined 6 months ago that our idea for a one night event would grow into this. Thank you everyone who makes her grow.

So for those who don’t know; Mother Tongue is a intimate, warm and cozy night of Female Spoken Word (poetry, stories, songs). It is a space to sit back and listen, receive, as well as step up to your ultimate awesomeness and share a poem or story yourself.

Both Women and Men are welcome in the Audience however only women are performing.

Passionate, Powerful, Vunerable, and Honest.

Event: US East Coast (and Austin!) Tour
29/04/13 Boston Dirty Gerund Poetry
28/04/13 Boston Lizard Lounge
24/04/13 Boston Boston Slam (Cantab)
23/04/13 Providence Providence Got Poetry
11/04/13 – 14/04/13 Austin, Texas Austin International Poetry Festival

21st Annual Austin Internatinal Poetry Festival (AIPF) April 11-14, 2013, is open to the public.This four-day citywide, all-inclusive celebration of poetry and poets has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” The festival will include up to 30 live local readings, youth anthology read, 10 poetry workshops, 10 open mics, 5 music and poetry presentations, two anthology competions and complete readings, two poetry slams, an all-night open mic and a poetry symposium. API projects over 250 registered poets from the international, national, state, and local arenas.Information on featured poets, venues, and other important festival details will be coming soon!

14/02/13 Perth Zoo, WA, Australia Poetry D’Amour

Time: 7:00pm.

11/02/13 Perth, WA, Australia Voicebox

Time: 7:00pm.

05/02/13 – 08/01/13 Perth, WA, Australia Perth Fringe Festival
27/12/12 – 30/12/12 Woodford, QLD, Australia Woodford Folk Festival

Age restrictions: All Ages.

05/10/12 – 07/10/12 Tasmania Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Time: 9:00am.

I’ll be appearing alongside Omar Musa, Janet Jackson, Dael Allison, Mett Hetherington, Mandy Beaumont, Chris Mansell, Richard Tipping and Roberta Lowing.

16/03/12 Red Rattler – Marrickville Her Nature to Decide – An event for International Womens Day

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $15.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 6 Faversham Street.

Incredible event for International Womens Day, with Edwina Blush, Jade Oldfield, Angela Stretch, Fran Callen and Catherine Golden.

Event: ADELAIDE FRINGE
04/03/12 Adelaide Queens Theatre

Time: 9:00pm.

Address: Playhouse Ln & Gilles Arcade.

03/03/12 Adelaide Queens Theatre

Time: 9:00pm.

Address: Playhouse Ln & Gilles Arcade.

01/03/12 Adelaide Queens Theatre

Time: 9:00pm.

Address: Playhouse Ln & Gilles Arcade.

Tickets on sale in December

21/02/12 Sydney Jurassic Lounge @ Australian Museum

Time: 8:00pm.

12/02/12 Sydney – Victoria Park Fair Day

Time: 2:00pm.

07/02/12 Glebe Friend in Hand

Time: 7:30pm.

Address: Cowper Street.

Event: MIDSUMMA
18/01/12 – 21/01/12 Melbourne Thousand Pound Bend Gallery

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $25/$18.

Address: 361 Little Lonsdale Street.

Event: Melbourne Tour
17/01/12 Melbourne Hares & Hyenas

Time: 8:00pm.

16/01/12 Melbourne The Brunswick Hotel

Time: 8:00pm.

15/01/12 Melbourne Bendigo Hotel Collingwood

Time: 8:00pm.

Event: MIDSUMMA
15/01/12 Melbourne Midsumma Carnival

Time: 4:00pm.

Event: STORIES BY STARLIGHT
03/12/11 Sydney ***Secret Location***

Time: 7:00pm.

‘Candy Royalle and Sloppy Joe (plus a number of secret guests and collaborators) come together to offer up ‘Stories by Starlight’, an all-consuming fusion of music, poetry, performance and soundscapes.

Event: Paper Cuts
26/11/11 – 27/11/11 Central Sydney TBA

Time: 9:00am.


A weekend workshop for aspiring poets with Candy Royalle

Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals

 


Date City Venue
02/04/17 MARRICKVILLE, NSW The Factory Theatre

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $15-$25.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

THE KILLING US SOFTLY SHOW

ALL AGES GIG!

Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals are performing for one night only to launch their music video KILLING US SOFTLY – an epic film made by Cannes featured French/Australian film maker Milly Morgan. Not your average music clip, some of Australia’s greatest crew agreed to produce this because they believe in the message so completely. Tix here:

Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals will also be playing their greatest hits live. This high powered, pleasure pumping, politically heart thumping night will move and inspire you, make you dance and cover you in goose bumps. Those are guarunteed. Tix here:

DO NOT MISS THIS HISTORY IN THE MAKING. Come be a witness, come share the experience.

SEE YOU THERE!

Tix cheaper in advance: $15 unwaged $20 waged.
($20/$25 on the door) Tix here:

Parents please note: There will be some sexual references and bad language so no under 18’s without parental supervision!

14/08/16 Melbourne, VIC The Toff In Town

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: from $15 presale.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: Second Floor Curtin House 252 Swanston Street Melbourne. 3000.

Venue phone: 03 9639 8770.

It’s finally happening! Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals are coming to The Toff in Town in Melbourne.

Fresh from debuting this show at the National Folk Festival’s 50th Anniversary to three packed-out venues and two sold out shows in Sydney, Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals are bringing their genre bending, poetry pushing, high energy, rabble rousing show to Melbourne to challenge and entertain in equal amounts.

Inimitable and confrontational front woman Candy Royalle delivers explosive poetry and song whilst The Freed Radicals move through rock, hip hop, funk and expiremntal sound scapes like only some of the best musicians in Australia can.

They are joined onstage by special guest vaudeville showgirl Miss Friby just to heat things up that little bit more.

DJ LAPKAT will be bringing the tunes to start the night and opening acts are the inimitable Janelle Da Silva, Ebony MonCrief and Sea.

Punters be warned – this show is not for the faint-hearted: it is high energy and deeply moving. There will be sweat, tears, blood and the sound of many hearts breaking wide open.

EBONY MONCRIEF

Ebony MonCrief, raised in Birmingham, Alabama, is a Melbourne based writer, performer and creative producer. Her work is described as “a frank exercise in vulnerability which she uses as a catalyst for personal growth.” Her vibrant storytelling style engages and provides an honest look at the person behind the words.

JANELLE DA SILVA

Nel Da Silva’s poetic reputation often precedes her. Blending performance art, rogue burlesque, ritual and spoken word, audiences find themselves simultaneously whincing with pleasure and pain. She is raw. Real. Performer-Childbirth Educator-Marathon Runner, Nel’s jaw is the mouthpiece of her cervix. Her poetry is the voice from her vagina.

DJ LAPKAT

DJ LAPKAT- Creator of lyrical, kinetic mixes of global rhythm and melody. A DJ, Radio Maker & Producer out of Melbourne she mixes spoken word artists, poets, storytellers, voices and languages from around the world with music ranging from folk traditions to the cross- cultural collaborations of the global bass movement.

SEA

An Australian based Thought Leader, emerging Spoken Word Artist and a Performer of Indigenous South Pacific Ancestry. Her unique stride of story telling uses words as a quintessential vehicle to awaken the unconscious mind by delivering intuitive, integral and reparative performances relevant to all walks of life.

More information

Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals @ Townsville Cultural Festival

 


Date City Venue
19/08/16 – 21/08/16 Townsville, QLD James Cook University

Time: 8:15pm.

Admission: from $15 – $40.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 1 James Cook Drive.

The Townsville Cultural Festival is a not-for-profit community festival organised by the Townsville Intercultural Centre. The festival showcases the diversity of Australian music, food, arts and culture, bringing tens of thousand of people together each year in celebration of life itself. From Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st August over 150 performing groups will offering everything from folk, blues, hip-hop and punk, to Indigenous Australian music and dance, drum circles, fireshows, cabaret, poetry, theatre, and traditional dance groups from around the world.

Candy Royalle @ Art Party 4 Year Anniversary

 


Date City Venue
23/09/16 Sydney, NSW Oxford Art Factory

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: from $30.00.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: 38-46 Oxford St.

Art Party turns 4 in the biggest shebang we’ve pulled together yet!

4 years of supporting local emerging art in Sydney and beyond.
3 stages of multidisciplinary art/music/performance.
2 bars to keep you hydrated (til 3am)
1 combined grassroots effort turns to the Oxford Art Factory.

Our anniversary is a chance to show off the spectacular acts we have come across in Art Party, from all over Australia.
We are stoked to announce the first line-up:

MAIN ROOM
Rhythm Hunters – world music and dance
Dubarray (Brisbane) – Live D’n’B, house, dub/reggae/electro/soul fusion
Ungus Ungus Ungus – Psychedelic Gypsy Carnie-hop
Rainee – Singer/songwriter
Junkyard Beats – multi-instrumentalists
Kinesthesia – DJ
Candy Royalle – spoken word poet / musician
Bella Fuego – fire performer
Emily Embers – fire performer
Andea Darling – burlesque
Avalon Evans – dance
Louisa Magrics – installation art

CUBE
Luke McTaggart – live art
Lady DeVine – burlesque
Christie made this – live painting
Dan and Max – acrobats

SIDE ROOM
My Sisco Electro – local band
Deepsea Lights – trip-hop duo
Maitri – breaks + ambient bass
+ more to be announced!

First-round tickets on sale now!

Candy Royalle @ Melbourne Fringe Festival’s, We Run With Wolves

 


Date City Venue
02/10/16 Melbourne, VIC The Toff In Town

Time: 6:30pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: Second Floor Curtin House 252 Swanston Street Melbourne. 3000.

Venue phone: 03 9639 8770.

For our second Melbourne Fringe show, we are promising a night of unapologetic and powerful delivery of words and imagery that will marry poetry with straightforward social commentary, the audacity of raw honesty and vulnerability.

The line-up include exceptional interstate poets, Candy Royalle and Manal A Younus and Melbourne poets Arielle Cottingham, Candice Monique and myself. Also on the line-up is the super-inspirational Tasneem Chopra who, in previous years, has been listed in The Age Magazine’sTop 100 most influential Movers and Shakers, in Melbourne and The Australian Magazines Top Ten thinkers.

And…we also have a very special guest lined-up for the night:)

Candy Royalle

Candy Royalle is an award winning performance artist, writer, storyteller, activist, educator and vulnerability advocate who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry and unique vocal rhythms with confronting, political and heart thumping content seeking to break open closed hearts. She tackles topics ranging from sexual obsession to social injustice, exploring the human condition and illuminating the darker areas of the human psyche for her audiences.

Tasneem Chopra

She is a Director on the Board of Ambulance Victoria, and Chair of Lentil As Anything and the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. She is also Senior Curator at the slamic Museum of Australia. A TEDxMelbourne presenter and writer, Tasneem’s latest paper was the Griffith Journal for
Law &Amp; Human Dignity’s, ‘Burqas, Bombs and Bogeymen’ highlighting media bias of Australia Muslims.
She has a Masters in International Development and background in psychology and has worked in community development and politics over the past two decades.
Tasneem has appeared in numerous editorial outlets, including The Guardian, The Age and The Australian and has featured as a commentator on Q&A, The Drum, The Project and national radio.

Manal A Younus

Manal Younus is an Adelaide based storyteller who released her first book of poetry titled Reap in 2015 and has since toured the country sharing her love affair with words. The two time poetry slam national finalist writes to untangle her thoughts, to bring ideas to life and to share stories about people and places she knows, once knew or is yet to know. When she’s not drinking tea, scribbling in her notebook or yelling on a stage, she’s joining heated debates with people that know much more than her and flipping through identities as an actress, hermit, activist and young, black, Muslim woman who sees a lot of shit that needs to get done.

Arielle Cottingham

Arielle Cottingham fell into poetry in Melbourne in the spring of 2014, after years of dabbling in singing (lol no, don’t ask her to sing. ever), theatre, and dance. Poetry, by some miracle, managed to make itself her home, and she has thrown herself into it ever since, incorporating elements of her past artistic pursuits to craft performances that are raw, vulnerable, and often (though not always) politically provocative. Her debut chapbook, The Tarantist’s Soapbox, was released in April 2016. When she isn’t writing, performing, or working as one of the creative producers at Slamalamadingdong, Arielle can be found running around in parks with other people’s dogs, rugging the fuck up when the temperature drops below 20 degrees, and smashing into men twice her size on a futsal pitch to assert dominance.

‘We Run With Wolves’ (WRWW) champions diverse female voices. We curate a warm, open and inclusive space for all to come and be inspired by these shared narratives. The space we emerge from is queer and trans positive.

We look forward to sharing this special Second Edition Melbourne event with you. Tell your friends!
An inspirational night gauranteeed!

The Toff in Town
Second Floor Curtin House252 Swanston Street
Melbourne. 3000
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7 pm Sharp
Tickets: $20 Full $15 Concession

Candy Royalle and the Freed Radicals

 


Date City Venue
13/05/16 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $18-30.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Box office: 0420539577.

Inimitable front woman, writer and performance artist Candy Royalle and her incredible band The Freed Radicals have just released their latest album “Birthing the Sky, Birthing the Sea”. Fresh from debuting it at The National Folk Festival’s 50th anniversary where they performed multiple packed out shows, they are now bringing it to the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. Their latest offering is as genre bending as their previous works – an incredible mash up of poetry, funk, rock and hip hop as well as experimental soundscapes. They’ll be joined by surreal show girl and self confessed sex clown Betty Grumble. It’s a challenging show, traversing political and deeply personal terrains. Punters be warned – this show is not for the feint hearted: it is high energy and deeply moving. There will be sweat, tears, blood and the sound of many hearts breaking wide open.

22/04/16 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $18-30.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Box office: 0420539577.

Inimitable front woman, writer and performance artist Candy Royalle and her incredible band The Freed Radicals have just released their latest album “Birthing the Sky, Birthing the Sea”. Fresh from debuting it at The National Folk Festival’s 50th anniversary where they performed multiple packed out shows, they are now bringing it to the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. Their latest offering is as genre bending as their previous works – an incredible mash up of poetry, funk, rock and hip hop as well as experimental soundscapes. They’ll be joined by surreal show girl and self confessed sex clown Betty Grumble. It’s a challenging show, traversing political and deeply personal terrains. Punters be warned – this show is not for the feint hearted: it is high energy and deeply moving. There will be sweat, tears, blood and the sound of many hearts breaking wide open.

Henry Lawson Festival

 


Date City Venue
08/06/12 – 10/06/12 Grenfell Grenfell

Time: 9:00am.

Paper Cuts Workshop

 


Date City Venue
25/01/12 Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Time: 10:00am.

Workshop in conjunction with Mardi Gras and the Red Room Company

Performoetics

 


Date City Venue
22/06/12 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $15/$19.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

We’re taking performance artists and poets, throwing them in the ring with improvised tunes and stirring it all up with live improvised dancers and responsive art. No paper on stage. No strings attached. All new work. Not like anything you’ve ever seen before!

FEATURING:

Romy Hoffman (Macromantics, A-Gender, ROMY)

Candy Royalle (MC)

Skye Loneragan

Catherina Behan

Nicole Barake (W I F E)

Tom Hogan (Scott Sandwich)

Iris Mayhem (Betty Grumble, Emma-Maye Gibson)

Ash Bee

Tickets

$15 Presale: http://www.daisytickets.com/Event/Sydney-PERFORMOETICS-tickets-June-22.aspx

$19 on the door (limited number).

Pretty Peepers Cabaret

 


Date City Venue
25/05/12 Sydney The Imperial Hotel

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $25/$20.

Address: 35 Erskineville Road, Newtown, NSW 2043.

Hell-bent on keeping the spice & spirit of performance alive in Sydney

Pretty Peepers cabaret & music salon comes back to life for a second unbelievable Sydney season. Strap into your harnesses for a very special night of quirky, cheeky, absurd and surreal on Friday 25th May.

Sexy and Funny mingle in this twinkling & unique night of psychedelia. Known for its theatrical extravagance, Pretty Peepers Cabaret is the underground pleasure palace of artistic and intellectual abandon, where the diversity of creativity, illusion and desire are celebrated in a variety night of eight shows with Sydney’s top DJs filling in the breaks.

Pulling performers from different genres and sides of the creative underbelly, Pretty Peepers sees itself exploring art through story, expressions of social satire, sexy, vulgar, topical and not so.

Glitta Supernova continues to nurture her guest artists and freedom with nil censorship and hopes for a cabaret of combined artist and audience growth.

The much awaited Pretty Peepers is back on Friday May 25th with a line-up of rebel “arousers”: Dickie and Dickie, Betty Grumble, Drew Fairly, Cherrie Lush, Matthius the Libidinous, Bonnie La Toosh, Candy Royalle (feat Soul Boy) with your hostess with the moistest Glitta Supernova & DJ Ben Drayton.

A night where parody is a recipe for fun and fury. Prepare yourself for humour, commentary, fashion, nudity, colour, pizazz, politics, song, dance and the unexpected.

Pre-Sale tickets can purchase online at http://prettypeepers.bigblock.com/ or on the door.

Doors open @ 8pm show time @ 9pm sharp.

Sydney Fringe Festival

 


Date City Venue
Event: STORIES BY STARLIGHT
07/09/12 – 20/09/12 Marrickville Red Rattler

Time: 7:30pm.

Admission: $19/$23.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

7th, 13th and 20th September

Candy Royalle, Sloppy Joe and neo-burlesque beauties Betty Grumble and Ember Flame come together to offer up ‘Stories by Starlight’, an all-consuming fusion of music, poetry, performance and neo-burlesque. Known for her arresting and confronting work, performance artist and wordsmith Candy Royalle has found a natural fit with Sloppy Joe, a trio who bend the genres of funk, jazz and soul. Their unique sounds are now the backdrop to her latest body of work which includes collaborations with the inimitable neo-burlesque stars Betty Grumble and Ember Flame. Born of desire, politics and self-discovery, ‘Stories by Starlight’ is an intense, rhythmic journey through the self and into the stars.

QUOTES AND REVIEWS
Quotes:

Artshub: “Candy Royalle possesses a uniquely-fashioned talent, married with an ability to oh-so-subtly captivate all of your senses, confuse you, challenge you, and win over your heart”.

News Limited: “Candy Royalle is a striking performer with…an energy that overflows…”

Reviews:

Julia Wakefield, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012

I went to the opening night of Candy Royalle’s show “Stories by Starlight” at the Queens Theatre last night.

When the show starts, it appears to be a predominantly musical performance. Candy’s band Sloppy Joe are by no means sloppy players. Serg the bass player is particularly impressive.

Candy begins singing a poem that could easily be a song, but the lyrics keep changing, the story is developing, the music is responding to the words rather than merely beating out a rhythm and repeating a melody. We don’t catch all the words but we see the passion and their meaning in her gestures.

Then the music fades and she begins another poem, this time without accompaniment. But the mood has been set and the rhythm and the passion of the words still carry us along. She’s a powerful figure with shaven forehead and dreadlocks piled high on her head she resembles an Aztec Princess. Her solid work boots and slightly shabby black pants show she’s prepared to work hard to get our attention and her big strong arms look ready to either hug or crush you with the same passion that she’s pouring into her words.

It comes as no surprise to learn that Candy’s roots lie in the middle east. It gives the poem ‘Brother’ even more significance when she asks the subject of her song to consider her “not as some after thought of God”. And her style, although it’s totally modern is reminiscent of the way persian and Arabic poetry is performed, where the whole body is involved in projecting the emotion of the words.

Go see Candy’s performance then buy one of her CD’s – you’ll want to hear these words again and again and the clarity of the recording will give a new dimension to the work.

​Katie, Adelaide Artbeat, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012

Candy Royalle a funky rapping beat poet (who, coincidentally has an amazing head of dreadlocks) is a funky rapping crooning beat poet. Stories by Starlight sees Candy teeming up with Sloppy Joe, a jazz funk band consisting of keyboard, drums and bass. The sound that these guys make cruises through the musical genres of funk, blues and acid jazz with the occasional foray into chaos and disharmony, which will stir you up and challenge your ears, reminding us that not everything in life is about smooth tunes and comfortable armchairs.

Is Candy a singer, a poet, a beat poet or a rapper? She’s all three. Reminiscent of Jamiroqui and Skunkhour, Candy’s lyrics and poetry hit home with me. Favourite songs would have to be “Sexual Revolution” – “Sexual revolution will not be lead by Beyonce…Our sexual revolution begins with a book……And seduction, an art form that appears to be dead. We need intimacy….” and “She is free”

Word Travels “Exposed” Exhibition

 


Date City Venue
11/05/12 Sydney Word Travels Pop-Up Space

Time: 6:00pm.

Admission: $10.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: Level 1, 47 George Street, The Rocks.

Word Travels, in association with photographer Chris Peken presents his exhibition “Exposed”. Performers include:

Candy Royalle
Benito Di Fonzo
Skye Loneragan
Hosted by Miles Merrill

Writers at the Rails

 


Date City Venue
05/08/12 Byron Bay The Rails

Time: 12:00pm.

Age restrictions: No Minors.

Address: Jonson Street.

I will be appearing at David Hallet’s “Writers at the Rails” event as part of the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

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