Harry & Chris UK Tour
Harry & Chris – The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle, Sunday 27th October
Comedy-Rap-Jazz-Duo Harry & Chris have embarked on a UK tour with of the hit show ‘This Ones For The following a critically-acclaimed (★★★★★Sunday Post, ★★★★ The Scotsman), sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. In an era where life on Mars is looking increasingly likely, the new show sees the duo take on the mammoth challenge of spinning planet earth to the rest of the universe with award-winning wordplay and awe-inspiring musicality. Their pairs feel-good songs have been featured on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), and heard on BBC Radio 2’s Live From the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show, as well as creating a joint TedX talk ‘Finding Joy Through Comedy-Rap-Jazz’ in July 2018, which was followed by their TEDxExeter talk ‘Songs of Hope for the Planet’, released in June 2019. They could even perform a song as part of it!
World Poetry Slam Champion, performance poet (and maths student) Harry Baker’s poem about prime numbers has been shared on TED.com and has been translated into 21 different languages with a combined viewership of over 5 million along with his other 5 TEDx talks. Harry has been acclaimed for his blistering wordplay (★★★★★ Three Weeks) “with not one syllable out of place” (★★★★★ Wee Review) which seen him coined as ‘a champion’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘a show stealer’ by Scroobius Pip and Scott Mills described a performance on his BBC Radio 1 show as ‘the greatest thing I’ve ever seen’. Harry’s debut anthology, The Sunshine Kid was published with Burning Eye in 2014 and a subsequent show of the same name was voted Best Spoken Word show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Harry sold out his latest solo comedy show “I am 10,000” throughout the 2019 Fringe Festival Fringe to rave reviews.
Acclaimed musician Chris Read (’Brilliant’ Evening Standard) is hailed as an ‘up-and-coming talent’ (All About Jazz) on the UK music scene and performs regularly around the country, as well as overseas at venues including the Lincoln Centre in New York and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He’s released multiple EPs and a full-length jazz album, and is currently composing and songwriting for a television musical (to be announced). Chris performed a musical comedy solo show through the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to sell-out audiences.