Introducing a Freak: Harry Carter

Our sound engineer for Freak Speak is Harry Carter of HJC sounds, and we thought we should introduce you to him, so you can say hello when you come to our next event in May.

Harry is a grade 8 classical guitarist and sound engineer - he has grown up and developed in the music. Having been in bands ranging from modern rock to classical quartets he knows exactly what the band want. Although only young he isn't all that new to the business having been working in in technical theatre for the last 5 years. His knowledge of the equipment and abilities to mix have been learnt, not taught though years of experimenting with sounds and effects to perfect the live and recorded music. Harry first learnt his trade through doing minor jobs in theatres such as micing up drums, amps and ensuring that wireless mics were correctly programmed. In more recent times Harry works in several theatres, with many organisations and having worked with a total of over 100 artists in the last 2 years alone, he must be doing something right!


Losing my Freak blog virginity

Well, it's been 4 months since I piloted Freak Speak, thanks to the Peterborough Presents Small Commissions fund. It still amazes me how many people came through the doors to support the first one. People I didn't know, people who 'aren't into poetry'; they came, they saw, they fucking loved it. I am so damn excited to announce details for the next one, but before I do that, let's remind us of how awesome poetry is by watching a video of Vanessa Kisuule performing 'The Incidental Sister' at Freak Speak.

God, Vanessa is good.

Okay, so the next instalment of Freak Speak is on Friday 13th May, 7.30pm, at Radius. Yep, actual Friday 13th. Fits in with the whole freak thing, and I won't turn anyone away who wants to dress in slasher-themed attire. Tickets are £6 and available on Eventbrite.

The headliners for this one are so, so mega. Joelle Taylor, Inua Ellams, and Talia Randall. It is the poetic equivalent to having Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres in your team. I'll be posting more detail about each artist nearer the time, so I won't share much more than that. I'll leave you with this epic artwork, designed by Lee Mason.

Freak Speak Peterborough