[Harry Baker’s] intricate, quick-fire rhymes have always been on the impressive side of mind-blowing, but in a new and unexpected departure, he’s teamed up with the honey-toned singer and jazz guitarist Chris to create a bewitching new sound The Scotsman
To meet overwhelming appetite, Rap-Jazz-Comedy duo Harry & Chris have announced a second performance at London’s Leicester Square Theatre of the celebrated and aptly titled Harry & Chris Show 2 on Friday 29th December at 7pm. This comes after their show on 13th December sold out swiftly as the pair embarked on a nationwide tour. Tickets are available through Harry & Chris’s website www.harryandchris.com and are on general sale now.
Championing unadulterated fun in an increasingly down trodden world, the pair will perform renditions on topics including the delights of time travel, robot wars and the survival of the panda bear in their second hour of tightly-written, fast-paced and tongue-in-cheek lyrics set to be rapped over soulful melodies.
Since their second sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Harry & Chris have become a regular feature on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) creating original songs, and have performed on The Arts Show with Jonathan Ross (BBC Radio 2).
World Poetry Slam champion, Performance poet (and maths student) Harry Baker’s poem about prime numbers has been shared on TED.com and has been translated into 20 different languages with a combined viewership of 3 million along with his other 4 TEDx talks. Harry’s blistering wordplay ***** (Three Weeks) has seen him coined as ‘a champion’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘a show stealer’ by Scroobius Pip and Scott Mills described a performance on his BBC Radio 1 show as ‘the greatest thing I’ve ever seen’. Harry’s debut anthology, The Sunshine Kid was published with Burning Eye in 2014 and a subsequent show of the same name was voted Best Spoken Word show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.
Acclaimed musician Chris Read (’Brilliant’ Evening Standard) is an ‘up-and-coming talent’ (All About Jazz) on the UK jazz scene and performs regularly around the country, as well as overseas including the Lincoln Centre in New York and at many festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 2016 saw him release his debut album If I Knew. Chris also performs regularly as a solo artist and with the Chris Read Quartet and writes for stage and screen.
What The Press Has Said About Harry & Chris
This Flight of the Conchords-esque duo mix their talents as a poet (Harry) and musician (Chris) into a wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay ★★★★★ Sunday Post
A charming and uplifting hour of good tunes, sharp lyrics, and endearing performers ★★★★ Fest
Often ingenious, often beautifully simple, always creative and always hilarious ★★★★★ Just For Culture
A combination of catchy hooks and breath-taking 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 ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Their work will leave you heart-warmed and encouraged ★★★★ Three Weeks
Baker and Read have confidently established themselves as the apex of jazz-poetry duoships ★★★★ Scots Gay
Harry & Chris – The Harry & Chris Show 2
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre
Dates: 29th Dec
For full tour dates please visit harryandchris.com
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Florrie Sheehan: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222