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Greg makes his first Buxton Festival appearance…

“Describing Byron as a “Spoken Word performer” or even “poet” is like calling Bill Bailey “a musician who tells jokes” or Winston Churchill “a politician who smoked” – not technically incorrect but it doesn’t tell you the whole story. It’s like watching John Cooper Clarke snog John Hegley…”  BBC RADIO

It’s not the first time he’s appeared in Buxton, but it is in this guise! He was previously at the Opera House in the West End theatre hit THUNDERBIRDS F.A.B – based on the works of Gerry Anderson. And it was in that guise that saw him appear on TV with Buxton’s well-known musical son, Lloyd Cole.

Greg explains, “I admit it was back in the 1980’s. We were both on some TV magazine programme – me pretending to be a Thunderbirds puppet, and Lloyd Cole with The Commotions at the time. I remember chatting to the bassist as they were about to go to America for the first time and were so excited. We got on pretty well, so I was invited to a gig they were doing in Liverpool that night. I went backstage afterwards then we all went to a nightclub to meet Echo and the Bunnymen! I still remember it well. I saw him in Brighton playing solo recently and said hi afterwards. It was great to reconnect, briefly.”

As for performing Spoken Word – Greg says, “It’s inclusive and escapist, so I do stuff about Daleks, Batman, tattoos, trophy wives, veganism, plus anecdotes and one-liners… it’s always moving forwards. It makes what I do hard to define…”

 “A unique blend of theatre, cabaret, spoken word and comedy – the result works incredibly well!” (Barry Lenny, Broadway World, Adelaide 2018)

“Compelling to watch” The Guardian (UK)

“Keeps you constantly engaged- impressive”    Kansas City Star (USA) 

A “MUST SEE SHOW “ his timing is impeccable… a truly excellent hour” FringeReview (UK)

GREG has appeared in Japan, UK and USA – on beaches, in forests, festivals, bookshops, tents, restaurants and bars –

‘StandUpPoet’  –  GREG BYRON

JULY 6th – 9th inclusive  ONLY!      

Green Man Gallery  01298 937375

JULY 6TH – 8.30PM

JULY 7/8/9 – 8PM

For more information call Greg on +44 788 7771187

Or email

Videos of Greg Byron can be seen on his website at  @gregbyronwords

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