Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too.
President of the Poetry Society, Roger McGough has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Rock musician and beat poet - McGough has had a long and prolific career - creating Lily The Pink and the Aintree Iron; bieing part of Scaffold and GRIMMS and creating The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten. McGough, whose newest collection It Never Rain combines new verses with drawings by the author, also presents the long-running Poetry Please on BBC Radio 4.
Formed in 2009 LiTTLe MACHiNe are the 'must have' act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai. Drawing on three thousand years of poetry - Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more - they set classic poems to music and perform them with energy, passion and humour. Music that moves the feet for words that move the soul! /b>
‘It's a long time since I heard something so exciting, a wonderful way of delivering poetry. The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world’. Carol Ann Duffy