THUNDERING WORD HEARD
Vancouver's foremost weekly spoken word/music fusion open mic series has a new home here in "myspace", so click on the link or the image below and send a friend request our way! If you are a musician or a spoken word artist, this profile will be invaluable to you!
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ABOUT THUNDERING WORD HEARD
TWH began in January of 2001 at Cafe Montmartre on Vancouver's Main Street strip, and soon became recognized internationally as a home-away-from-home for world-class poets, musicians, and performers from around the globe! From its beginnings to now, this weekly spoken word/music fusion open mic series has consistently offered an open stage welcome to all performers wishing to find a space in which their voices/musics can be heard. The night is dedicated to presenting all artists professionally via the finest quality of open mic offered anywhere in Canada.
TWH is a night where the best combinations of performances occur - from first-time open mic performers, seasoned world-class musicians and poets, and impromptu combinations of music and word and movement are witnessed on a weekly basis.
We offer a PA system, 2 microphones, a solid sound man, and a well-produced night to all who wish to perform. Anyone with any questions about the night, wishing to book a feature performance at TWH, or requiring any special needs for set up are best off contacting me, T.Paul, the host/producer of the series my personal myspace profile here.
TWH & T.Paul have also produced stages for the likes of the VANCOUVER FOLK FEST, THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, NEW MUSIC WEST, the IN THE HOUSE FESTIVAL, and many other wide-reaching events and festivals offering opportunities for musicians and spoken word artists that otherwise may not have been available to them.
THUNDERING WORD HEARD also plays host to weekly featured artists of all dicsiplines from all over the world! Past featured performers have included:
Former International Slam Champ Shane Koyczan, former "Cosby Kid" & actor/director/poet/musician Malcolm Jamal Warner, Bob’s Lounge & Max Murphy, Beat generation jazz/surrealist poet Ted Joans, queer writer/storyteller Ivan E. Coyote, adult musical/comedy entertainers The WetSpots, yodelling cowboy Petunia, Hip hop, poetry, education from EDUPOETIC ENTERBRAINMENT, Mike McGee, the people’s republic of East Van’s hip hop beatbox free flow genius C.R. Avery, singer/songwriter Sarah Cheevers, New Zealand's poet/humorist Penny Ashton a.k.a. Hot Pink, Bay area poet Whitman McGowan, humorously intellectual poetics by Barbara Adler, daredevil discussionist & freestyle humorist Daniel Packard, Darek Dawda, Jacques Lalonde, Jen Scott,Tanya Evanson, steven roxborough, j.d. crosato, bill bissett, eliot katz, sheri - d wilson, Monica Lee, S.R. DUNCAN, MASSIMO MARIANI, Edupoetic Enterbrainment...
AND LITERALLY HUNDREDS MORE!
THUNDERING WORD HEARD
is vancouver’s only weekly spoken word/music fusion open mic series
*3 time winner of the WestEnder's best in the west award for BEST OPEN MIC – 2001-03*
WHEN: Every Sunday – artist sign-up 7:30PM – show 8:30PM
WHERE: Café Montmartre, 4362 main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada (@ Main & 28th)
ADMISSION: Free – hat passed
WITH: your host T.Paul
AND: DJs Kerouac & Cassidy