A spoken word artist who has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube will be bringing his work to Wrexham next week for the first performance of his UK tour.
Slam poet Neil Hilborn, who is also an Amazon best seller, will be performing at a sold out show on Monday 7th August at Wrexham’s very own arts and creative space, UnDegUn.
Neil became a youtube sensation last year when a performance of his poem, “OCD” went viral. The video has so far been viewed over 73,000,000 times.
His book “Our Numbered Days” became an Amazon bestseller after selling over 75,000 copies.
The show at UnDegUn sees the start of a UK tour for Neil, which also includes a residency at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The tour sold out many venues in a matter of hours and in London a third date in a 900 capacity venue is now on sale.
Support on the evening comes from “The Voicebox Collective”, a group of local poets and spoken word artists that are regular performers at the monthly Voicebox event that is also held at UnDegUn.
Organised between King Street Coffee Company and booking agency TKO, the event is the first for the independent coffee shop. Co-Founder Andy Gallanders said: “It’s great to be bringing such a huge name within the spoken word scene to Wrexham.
“We are really pleased that the guys from Voicebox will be joining us to support Neil on the evening. UnDegUn provides the perfect setting for this event.”
The team behind King Street Coffee have also launched their second venture in the town centre, with Bank Street Coffee opening its doors to customers last month. It is hoped that the shop will provide a venue for similar events in the future.
Andy added: “We are looking to put small events on at Bank Street Coffee to offer something different in town. Whether that is a coffee tasting evening or a spoken word event we hope to offer a unique venue in Wrexham”
The event sold out in a matter of hours but there has been a couple of returns and those tickets have been put back up for sale on seetickets.com – so grab them while you can!
Neil Hilborn will take to the stage at UnDegUn, Regent Street on Monday 7th August. Doors open at 7pm ahead of a 7:30pm start.