Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’.
After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured on ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ (Sky) and tour regularly around the UK.
Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.
“Amazing, fabulously entertaining” – Jonathan Ross
“A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay… Harry and Chris’ family friendly set leaves the audience with a smile on their face and the catchy tunes stuck in their head for the rest of the day.”
★★★★★ The Sunday Post
“The numbers are upbeat and feel-good, and all of them are about surprising and inventive subjects or points of view.”
★★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks on Harry Baker
Evening Standard on Chris Read
“A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.”
World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker published his debut anthology ‘The Sunshine Kid’ with Burning Eye in December 2014. The subsequent show of the same name was voted ‘Best Spoken Word show’ of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Now a fully fledged maths graduate and full time poet/adventurer, His work has been shared on TED.com and viewed millions of times worldwide, as well as being translated into 15 different languages.
Award-winning jazz musician and singer Chris Read performs nearly every day of the week in his hometown of London, as well as overseas. 2016 saw him bring out his debut album ‘If I Knew’, and perform at dozens of festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and a sold out, 20-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival as part of the duo ‘Harry and Chris’. Now performing regularly solo and with the ‘Chris Read Quartet’, Chris is also touring in February and March 2017 with Harry and Chris.