PRESS RELEASE: ‘Utter!’ Sickness including the (scratch) of a debut one-man show, ‘Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart’, Feb 1st 2011.

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Here’s the Press Release for ‘Utter!’ spoken word’s first gig of 2011, ‘Utter!’ Sickness, which features UK slam champion Niall Spooner-Harvey, ‘Utter!’ Paid Gig contest winner Fay and the debut of my one-man show, ‘Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart’.

You’re all guest-listed, as I’d love to hear feedback about the
show before it crystallises. Please do RSVP at so I’ve some
idea of numbers.

‘Utter!’ Sickness. (Spoken word/poetry/comedy)
7.30pm-1030pm, Tuesday February 1st 2011, £5.
Green Note, 106 Camden Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN
Tube: Camden town. Overland: Camden Road/Euston/King’s Cross

Featuring: The long-awaited debut scratch-but-partly-learnt one man show from the ‘ringmaster of spoken word’ (ThreeWeeks)… RICHARD TYRONE JONES HAS A BIG HEART. A show about not realising you’re slowly dying, then realising you’re slowly dying, and then not dying any more (at least, not yet)… but realising that’s only the beginning of the complications!

Plus the wonderful NIALL SPOONER-HARVEY, UK Slam champion, with poems from his book ‘Only Not Walking’, about being disabled, then trying really hard not to be disabled and not being disabled any more… but realising that’s only the beginning of the complications!

And Fay Roberts, winner of the last ‘Utter!’ Paid Gig contest. Not sure what she’s going to do yet but she’s usually hauntingly brilliant!

All ably hosted (for the first bit anyway) by serial slam-winner MARK NIEL of Milton Keynes’ fabulous Tongue in Chic.

£5, unless you’re on the guest list.

‘prepare to be left speechless by the tongues of these capable bards’ (ThreeWeeks magazine).


Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart is the long-awaited debut one-man show from the poet, Director of ‘Utter!’ and “Ringmaster of Spoken Word” (Three Weeks). Learn the lurid details of almost-almost dying of dilated cardiomyopathy, a slow recovery and how to live with the condition which will almost certainly kill you, through anecdotery, cardiomyopoetry and bisoproLOLs. For anyone who has a heart. Or failure. Clear!

In February 2010, healthy, cycling, non-alcoholic poet Richard Tyrone Jones held his own joke funeral to celebrate his thirtieth birthday. Shortly after, he was suddenly struck down with dilated cardiomyopathy – heart failure. His heart became the weakened, baggy heart of an old man, his lungs bubbling with frothy phleghm and his legs unable to walk more than a few metres. What had caused this triple-decker sandwich of misery?

For ten years Richard Tyrone Jones has been one of the most popular poets, promoters and hosts on the London & Edinburgh spoken word scene. This, his understandably-overdue debut show, relates his near-near death experience through a series of lurid and darkly humorous anecdotes, interspersed with rhythmic, philosophical but accessible spoken word pieces exploring what it means to be alive, in pain, human and imperfect. Plus some truly awful jokes.

Richard is currently looking for more opportunities to present either extracts from the show, or the full show itself, at venues around the country or abroad including spoken word nights, festivals, arts venues etc in 2011/12. It will last around 55 minutes, designed to be performed either with a projector and PA or without.

MP3s and photos available on request.

Cheers and hope very much to see you there on February 1st!

Richard Tyrone Jones
Poet, host, Director of ‘Utter!’ spoken word

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