Published on June 20th, 2017 | by LTWF0
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. You’ve heard of Jim Morrison. But have you heard of Scott Johnson, or Lina Prokofiev? The Unsung is a funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music – not the famous dead rock stars, but the people whose story has never been told. A journey in poetry and sound from Sheffield poet Genevieve Carver and her live band Sarah Sharp, Tim Knowles and Brian Bestall, The Unsung takes you on a whirlwind tour around the world exploring how music has shattered the lives of those who’ve loved it most.
Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet interested in finding the humanity amidst the chaos. She began to enchant audiences in 2011 with her trademark mix of humour and melancholy, and now performs regularly at prestigious events across the country, having supported artists such as Buddy Wakefield and Hollie McNish. Her written work has appeared in several national anthologies and magazines including Iota, Envoi and The North. She has been awarded various literary prizes, including highly commended in the Troubadour Prize and reaching the long-list of the National Poetry Competition. In 2016 she was a semi-finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK National Poetry Slam.