Eyup! I’m Matt Abbott, and I’m a Wakefield born poet, practitioner, producer and activist. My themes mainly centre around socio-political commentary and kitchen sink realism.
I first began performing spoken word shortly before my 18th birthday in 2006, and then fronted indie-pop act Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013; releasing three albums in total.
Since returning to poetry, I’ve toured the UK’s theatres, done two runs at Edinburgh Fringe and shared a stage with names ranging from Paul Weller and Sara Pascoe to Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn.
My debut one-man show ‘Two Little Ducks’ embarks on a 22-date UK tour this autumn, accompanied by my debut collection on Verve Poetry Press (pre-order here) and also an album on Nymphs & Thugs.