the brownbread mixtape
the brownbread mixtape is a monthly themed night of music, spoken word and comedy upstairs in The Stag’s Head pub in Dublin city. Each month a new theme is chosen and artists are asked to perform a set related to the chosen theme. The show is hosted and run by resident MC & poet Kalle Ryan and musician & sound man Enda Roche. All of the acts are generally booked many months in advance, but if you fancy performing then come along to one of our shows and speak with us about getting a future slot. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a little bit of info about yourself and ideally a link to some of your material online. We receive a huge amount of inquiries so we promise that we will be in touch as soon as we can! Be our digital friend in the following locations: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+
Kalle Ryan is a writer and performance poet from Waterford. His energetic and wildly funny live poetry performances have seen him gain a reputation as a powerful new voice in the bubbling Dublin spoken word scene. Kalle’s plays and poetry have been published in New York City & Utah and he is the award winning songwriter of “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, the Irish Times alternative national anthem competition winner. He curates and MCs one of Dublin’s most popular arts nights “the brownbread mixtape”, where he also writes and performs comedy sketches with the highly regarded Brownbread Players sketch troupe. Kalle’s award nominated spoken word Fringe show, “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About” (co-written & performed by Colm Keegan and Stephen James Smith) is currently on a UK & Ireland tour and recently completed sell-out runs at Project Arts Centre and Kinsale Arts Festival. He has also performed his work at several notable literary events and festivals such as the Dublin Writer’s Festival, Electric Picnic, Bristol Spring Poetry Festival, Imagine Arts Festival, as well as the 2011 Culture Ireland poetry showcase at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two sons. He is available for parties, functions and other rowdy get-togethers.
“.. there is the feeling you felt at punk gigs in 1977 of no separation between performer and audience.” – Dermot Bolger, Irish Daily Mail