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Ralph Dartford and the Bleeding Obvious

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A collaboration between Ralph Dartford and musician, Jessica Rowbottom (aka the Bleeding Obvious). Using music and words, these are poems that are moving, honest and sometimes as sad as the last leaf on a November tree.

Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford lives in Wakefield, Yorkshire hails from Basildon, Essex. He is founder member of highly acclaimed spoken word collective ‘A Firm of Poets’. Ralph writes and performs narrative poems

A collaboration between Ralph Dartford and musician, Jessica Rowbottom (aka the Bleeding Obvious). Using music and words, these are poems that are moving, honest and sometimes as sad as the last leaf on a November tree.

Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford lives in Wakefield, Yorkshire hails from Basildon, Essex. He is founder member of highly acclaimed spoken word collective ‘A Firm of Poets’. Ralph writes and performs narrative poems from the heart. Sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes as sad as a lost dog. Ralph has been published in The Guardian, Stirring Magazine (US), Pulp Faction, Exterminating Angel Press (US) and London Territories. His first Collection, 'Cigarettes, Beer and Love’ was published by Ossett Observer Presents in July 2013. His first novel. ‘The Radio Rooms’ will be published by Valley Press in 2018.

‘Wonderfully dynamic’- York Press

‘Great Support’- Kate Tempest

‘A pocket full of miracles’- Richard Lee- Jerwood Space

‘This is proper, visceral stuff about real life. Poetry for the rest of us’ - Luke Wright

Jessica Rowbottom (aka the Bleeding Obvious)

The Bleeding Obvious is the monicker Yorkshire musician Jessica Rowbottom, whose work encompasses everything from pounding electronic club beats to orchestral soundscapes and soulful funk-pop. Her internationally acclaimed self-titled debut album "The Bleeding Obvious" was released in November 2016 on digital, CD and vinyl, with the first single track “Splendid!” receiving favourable radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 2 alongside local radio stations. Summer 2017 will see the release of her followup album "Positive". A former chorister at Wakefield Cathedral, Jess plays most instruments including keyboards, guitar and drums as well as a variety of home-built and circuit-bent electronic devices. Her first album featured over 30 other musicians including a specially-formed orchestra.More information about The Bleeding Obvious can be found at http://bleedingobvious.uk