Joshua Idehen is a mercurial poet, founder of the highly acclaimed poetry group A Poem Between People and leader of ‘fro-funk band Benin City (who gave us big tunes and kick-ass lyrics on the P&C stage last summer). He’s also promoter of some of the coolest London poetry/music nights, 10kk and poejazzi.
For this year’s Summer Sundae Joshua will be working with Benin City collaborators Jon Cottle (cello, loops) and Stewart George (saxophone) on a new project commissioned by Phrased and Confused and titled The Pencil StringHorn Project. Inspired by a wide range of folk artists such as Grizzly Bear, Jono McCleery and My Brightest Diamond, Joshua is aiming for a more intimate sound and subject matter. Think Rufus Wainwright meets Roots Manuva and you’re on the right track.