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Spoken Label is a podcast label and series designed to interview and record sessions from authors, poets, artists, musicians etc in North West England and beyond. Formed in 2015 and ran / edited by Andy N, author of ‘Return to Kemptown’ and ‘The End of Summer’,it is always often to submissions from interested artists. Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk

Spoken Label is a podcast label and series designed to interview and record sessions from authors, poets, artists, musicians etc in North West England and beyond. Formed in 2015 and ran / edited by Andy N, author of ‘Return to Kemptown’ and ‘The End of Summer’,it is always often to submissions from interested artists. Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk


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Spoken Label is a podcast label and series designed to interview and record sessions from authors, poets, artists, musicians etc in North West England and beyond. Formed in 2015 and ran / edited by Andy N, author of ‘Return to Kemptown’ and ‘The End of Summer’,it is always often to submissions from interested artists. Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk








Jenny Berry (Spoken Label, January 2021)

Latest up from Spoken Label is the returning Jenny Berry to talk about her debut collection 'The Great Escape'. Her book is described as "Once upon a time in the North West of England, a poet cold-called a local prison and boldly asked if she could volunteer to host workshops and perform some poetry. To her surprise the prison said 'yes'. This was the start of a new adventure for writer Jenny Berry who has since dedicated her time and efforts to delivering workshops inside prisons. This...


Ghost of Me with Amanda Steel (Spoken Label, January 2021)

The latest Spoken Podcast features Andy N chatting to Amanda Steel about her forthcoming Podcast series 'Ghost of Me' which is a Podcast audio version of her book of the same name. Ghost of Me is described as "Imagine getting the chance to solve your own murder. For Sarah, the prospect becomes a reality after finding her dead body in the morgue and deciding that the injuries sustained indicate she was murdered. She won’t let being a ghost stop her from tracking down the murderer and...


Markey Mark Symmonds(Spoken Label, January 2021)

.Latest Spoken Label (My Poet / Author Chat series) features the Poet, performance poet writer of flash fiction and all round nice guy the wonderful Markey Mark Symmonds. More about Mark can be found at: https://rhythmoftheink.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RhythmoftheInk https://twitter.com/markeymarkpoet https://www.instagram.com/markeymarksymmonds/ His debut collection "Rhythm of the Ink - The First Wave" should be out shortly. Poems read out in this session include: 1. Pineapple...


Thank you message to Spoken Label from Dionne

Something a bit different now as the enclosed lovely, touching message came through on Anchor from a young lady who I will just call Dionne regarding Spoken Label, and I thought you all would like to hear it. It brought a lump to my throat. Hope it will to you all also. Andy N


Tom Ovans (Spoken Label, January 2021)

Latest from Spoken Label is Austin based American Folk Singer Tom Ovans. www.folkradio.co.uk have recently described Tom's new album 'Crows in the Corn' "Sparse, raw and recorded in analog to a 4-track, his cracked, dry and dusty voice seasoned with life and time, at times evocative of Dylan at his early best, Crows in the Corn, is Tom Ovans 14th album and first in six years. An unfiltered classic of American folk-blues filled with dark stories of the road, of redemption, losers,...


Fin Hall (Spoken Label, January 2021)

Latest session from Spoken Label is the wonderful Fin Hall, Host of Like A Blot From The Blue’ and the Curator of Joined Up Writing. Poems read: 1. Like a blot from a blue 2. Closed Captions English Standard 3. The Anguish of one More about Finn can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/fin.hall.14 (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/Finhall2 (Like a blot from the blue - writing page on Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/fin.hall.14/ (Instagram)


Rich Davenport (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Latest Spoken Label Podcast featuring comic / comic poet originally from Bolton now Morecombe based, Rich Davenport. Rich has being described as: “Funny.” – Hovis Presley, describing Rich’s comedy to Badly Drawn Boy’s sister (long story). “Rich Davenport is a brilliant comedian. Genuinely bringing something different to the table and is always a big hit with audiences”. - Lee Martin, Director, Gag Reflex Comedy Agency “Rich Davenport is a terrific performer whose enthusiasm and innate...


Chris Chilton (Spoken Label, December 2020)

New from Spoken Label is the wonderful Chris Chilton, the author of How to count trees and other poems. Chris can be contacted via email: chris_chilton@hotmail.com OR via Bolton Socialist Club website (use contact menu) OR Facebook, Instagram (chilton7714) The book is available on amazon...


Katy Rose Bennett (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Back in the house, Spoken Label has a new session with singer songwriter, Katy Rose Bennett. Katy is described as "Katy Rose Bennett has been writing and performing her idiosyncratic brand of Americana-tinged folk for over 20 years. October 2020 sees the release of her 6th solo album: ‘Where Does It Hurt? An Introduction to Katy Rose Bennett’. “Gentle acoustics from the Nick Drake school… literate songs which ride youth’s emotional rollercoaster… strikingly original.” UNCUT “Sophisticated...


Liza Miles (Speak Easy, December 2020)

Latest Spoken Label chat is with the lovely Liza Miles. Liza Miles is the author of 'Love Bites'. 'Love Bites' is described as 'If you enjoy slice of life stories with a touch of Bridget Jones Diary, Love Bites is the perfect guilt free treat. Seven short stories about relationships that bite. Relationships between men and women, friends, families and women and women. The protagonists are from different ages, and places, but they have one thing in common, love. In Grace, we meet the...


Mike Booth (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Latest up from Spoken Label is a regular at my co-run Literature Open Mic night Speak Easy, the wonderful Mike Booth. You can read some of MIke's work at write out loud: www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/mikebooth He's also on facebook at: www.facebook.com/mike.booth.18062 Poems read out in this session include: 1. Under Parrswood 2. Grave thoughts from above ground 3. Vertify 4. The Northern Society 5. I like to think of you 6. Lines 7. Granny Hi Tech


Libby Taylor (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Latest Spoken Label Podcast is from the lovely Libby Taylor. Libby L. Taylor is described as is a globally published poet and writer. She is originally from Leicestershire, England, but has spent most of her life living in the north of England in Sheffield. She is currently an undergraduate student studying English Literature and Creative Writing at university. Her work has featured in a wide range of literary journals across the world such as, Vaughan Street Doubles, Yellow Paint...


Lily Massey (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Latest Spoken Label session features the lovely Lily Massey author of 'Work in Progress'. 'Work in Progress' as can be seen on her Amazon page is the debut collection by former Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate from 2018 to 2019, Lily Massey. Lily Massey began writing poetry at the age of fourteen as a hobby, and has loved it ever since achieving the Young Laureate position for Staffordshire enabled her to really develop her craft and become a part of the poetry scene and community that...


Sarah Jane O'Hare (Spoken Label, December 2020)

** Contains adult topics and language not suitable for all ** Latest up from Spoken Label is the wonderful Sarah Jane O'Hare. Sarah Jane is a female poet nurturing an intimate relationship with herself, expressing through a deep connection with the sacred feminine and guiding other female identities in the process. She is currently working on her debut poetry book on the themes of magick and myth, death and loss, healing, erotica, romance. She is also the co-founder of Creation:Poetry...


Rosie Wilby (Spoken Label, December 2020)

Latest from Spoken Label features the wonderful Rosie Wilby. Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and Four Thought, TV programmes including Good Morning Britain and at major festivals around the world. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2018 and followed her TEDx talk of the same name and a trilogy of internationally-acclaimed solo shows investigating...


Andrew Shanahan (Spoken Label, November 2020)

Todays Spoken Label feature is the wonderful Andrew Shanahan, author of Before and After. Before and After is "Ben Stone is terrified. He's terrified because he weighs 601 pounds and needs his right leg amputating. He's terrified because a crane will shortly lift him from his fourth-floor flat and lower him 44 feet to an ambulance waiting below. He's terrified because he hasn't been outside in nine years and he doesn't know who will look after his beautiful dog. He needn't worry though,...


Paul Stevens (Spoken Label, November 2020)

Latest up for Spoken Label is the wonderful Paul Stevens. Originally from the swamps of Stockport, Paul Rev Porl Stevens has been performing as a poet since 1995. The main thrust of his work though has been to bring poetry to non-poetry audiences, usually by appearing as a compere or support act to bands playing at venues such as Night and Day, the Star and Garter, Retro Bar and the Roadhouse. He has supported veteran Punk bands the UK Subs, GBH and the Subhumans, has appeared with Attilla...


Michael Brian (Spoken Label, November 2020)

Latest Podcast from Spoken Label features the wonderful Michael Brian, author off "My Introvert Journey To Being Visible!" Michael's book is described as "If you've spent any amount of time online, at events or watching the media you might be forgiven for thinking that everyone you see is an extrovert and as an introvert there's no place for you to be visible unless you're willing to be someone different. That's exactly what author Michael Brian McDonnell thought, after a difficult...


Rosa Wright (Spoken Label, November 2020)

Latest up from Spoken Label is a chat with a old friend, Rosa Wright. She describes herself as a poet, performer and professional weirdo as well as acting, singing, playing ukulele, writing, directing, compering and creating immersive walkabout experiences. She is the author of 'All my Mothers' and also has done shows such as the Love Calculator. Poems read in this session include: 1. MA 2. Theory 2 3. Bay 4. Mothers Day 5. Don't blame us (BONUS) More about Rosa can be found at:...


Andi Talbot (Spoken Label, November 2020)

.New from Spoken Label today features a session with the wonderful Andi Talbot. Andi can be found on intragram at: andichrist19 Poems read in this session include: 1.slough 2.don't let that be me 3.note to self 4. landlocked