It's one of those dream sequences. One of your favourite musicians, who writes lyrics as naked as poetry and sings like a knife, contacts you without warning. And asks you if you'd like to MC the launch of his band's new album.
So it happened when Matty Ellis, from The Ellis Collective, messaged me recently. I have the true pleasure of hosting their album launch at the Street Theatre in Canberra on Saturday 6 September. I will perform a few poems between sets and introduce the acts.
The Ellis Collective are supported by Kira Puru, who sings with The Bruise and has a beautiful, gut-wrenching voice. Some of her work can be found here.
Tickets for the event can be bought here. The Facebook event page is here.