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The Stars are out Tonight

The Pixievic Pixiekisses book launch at the ORT Cafe

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by Hamilton High, for outsideleft.com
originally published: February, 2017
There was Cake

Pixiekisses Book Launch
Ort Cafe

The launch event for Pixievic's Pixiekisses at the Ort Cafe featured impressive array of stars from the folk/poetry/spoken word scene, marking a great night with joy of witnessing such amazing support for a relatively new poet.

Pixievic at the launch of Pixiekisses
Pixievic launches Pxiekisses the event of the book

Pixievic was the great charismatic glue at the centre of it all, performing poems from her book Pixiekisses in an intermittent arc throughout the evening. 

Pixievic began the evening with Lovelonging and from the first moment everything worked like a well oiled machine. Quite amazing and never a dull moment. Guitarist and singer Mike Bethel sat and played his quite uniquely challenging art-rock agit-pop songs. And while I don't want to turn this into a list, there were other great performances from Marianne Burgess, sullied romance from Daz Dolcek and Anne Jones, The Burdocks did a hurdy gurdy driven VU set. MIke Gates showed himself as a superlative singer/songwriter and gave away copies of his Sideways Life CD to all who purchased Pixievic's book. Jack Arkle mentioned Paul McKenna in a poem and deserves credit for that alone.  Carys Hannah was simply fucking hilarious with the ukelele and without it. Steve Pottinger made poetry look easy. He was excellent. Dik Guru played cool out as they can be versions of Iain Duncan Smith and The Cobra. Towards the end Big Bren enchanted and Glyn Philips was riotous in character as Armitage Spode... It was all over too soon.

mike bethel
Mike Bethel

ann and daz
Ann & Daz

Burdocks: Hurdy Gurdy Men and Women
Burdocks: Hurdy Gurdy Men and Women

dik guru
Dik Guru

Glyn
Armitage Spode

jack arkell
Jack Arkell

carys
Carys Hannah

mike gates
Mike Gates

steve pottinger
Steve Pottinger

marianne burgess
Marianne Burgess

Big Bren
Big Bren

An amazing and great way to support Pixevic's book.

And there was cake.


Essential Info
Buy Pixievic's Pixiekisses online from her Facebook page
Images by Jason Lewis - kindly created a flickr album here
 

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Hamilton High

Hamilton High was born on Doheny Ave in the gutter, is a poet, writer and observer of popular culture. Likes fashion and cares less for style. He's on the move, he's an alter ego and we hardly ever hear from him.

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