Photo Kate Pearce

Adrian Mealing is one half of The Very Grimm Brothers with his brother John Denton (gtr). New show Unlocked tells of their lockdown fears & woes & washing facilities, the relief of pilates, Boot Camp, sourdough starter, new skills and how they unlock Castle Grimm’s front door. Told through poems, songs, music and Real Acting.  Adrian is a Malvern Poetry Slam Champ and a huge fan of village hall touring. He sings à cappella with Men In General, A Fistful of Spookies and The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Aus).Titles include Underwear and an anthology Smoke & Mirrors (Versatile Arts).

Appearances include alongside the Peatbog Faeries, Attila, John Hegley, Elvis McGonagall, Johnny Fluffypunk and Roger McGough, shows with Poetry on Loan, Bang Said The Gun, PureandGoodandRight, Platform 1, Swindon Poetry Festival, Stratford upon Avon Litfest, Church Stretton Arts Festival, Stamford Verse, Worcs Literary Festival, Wolds Words, Mouthpiece Poets, Mouth & Music, Speakeasy, the legendary Blue Suede Sporran Club and now…‘The buzz for me is the age-old interplay of words & music.  Roger McGough & Andy Roberts, Adrian Henri & Andy Roberts, Hegley & his mandolin, LKJ & Dennis Bovell  –  well that’s a somewhat different arena  –  Carol Ann Duffy and trumpeter John Sampson  –  the format still finds ways to surprise. People really enjoy the weave and blend and mischief.’




Premier Inn, Seaton

Leave a Reply