Mr Gee poet, comedian, musician and presenter.
Most recently Gee presented Radio 4 series, Poetic Justice, encouraging inmates to write poems that gave an intimate insight into prison life at different prisons across the UK. This came hot after the success of Radio 4 series Rhyme and Reason, 6 half hour interviews of rock and pop stars that aimed to demonstrate the direct influence that poets and poetry has had on some of the world’s most successful rock and pop musicians. Both these series gained recognition by being included on Radio 4’s Pick of The Week.
Gee hosted SONY award nominated series, 'Bespoken Word,' on Radio 4, the first BBC series dedicated to modern performance poetry. Gee is also a co-winner of a Sony Gold Award for Radio as the resident poet/comedian on the now defunct Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2. He has made appearances on Radio 4’s ‘Quote, Unquote’ and Saturday Live.
From humble beginnings as a Hip-Hop DJ, Mr Gee honed his spoken word skills as the host of the renowned performance poetry club Brix-Tongue and Straight outta Shoreditch and is now one of the stars of the UK poetry scene. He has performed at the New York Nuyorican Poets Café and the Black Lily night in Philadelphia (home to Jill Scott and the Roots), as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Latitude Festivals. His album Poetry in the Key of Gee was released to critical acclaim.
Today Gee is at the cutting edge of Underground poetry with regular Chill Pill nights at the Soho Theatre, Roundhouse and Albany. Gee is curator of these laid-back poetry nights where up-and-coming poets share the stage with some of the finest spoken word acts in the UK. More recently Gee has started up a new collective called "WorkinOnit". These are drop-in sessions at Rich Mix theatre for artists to talk about Life, Politics, Performing, Creating. It's a bit like a gym for performers.
Gee also supports Russell Brand on his UK stand up tours, with his unique blend of comedy and poetry. He has also taken to the stage and took the world of theatre by storm with the hit West-End musical Into The Hoods, bringing his unique style of poetry and comedy to the narration of the show.
On top of this, Gee runs hugely popular poetry workshops for students and other groups. He recently ran a very successful workshop for the inmates of Feltham Prison.
Gee's been working with the Commonwealth writers & will be delivered a talk in Parliament about Creativity within the commonwealth.
Telegraph 4* Review: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10168851/Chill-Pill-vs-Bang-Said-the-Gun-Soho-Theatre-review.html
The Times: 'Charming and politically articulate'