What do you get when you mix “Champagne, Cocaine and Sausages” and poetry and music? Check out production photos and video of Genevieve Carver and her band The Unsung as they shine a light on the challenges faced by women in the music industry in A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy. Time to get booking for dates at Camden People’s Theatre and VAULT Festival!
I am thirteen years old. I feel very grown up, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to do with my life – I’m going to ‘be a famous musician’… Based on interviews conducted with female and non-binary practitioners across the music industry, A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice. The piece weaves together spoken word poetry, storytelling, live music, audio clips from the interviews, and some genuine teenage diary entries.
Award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band The Unsung (Tim Knowles, Brian Bestall and Ruth Nicholson) explore what it means to be a girl in the music business – with help from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire.
In addition to the London dates, Genevieve Carver & The Unsung this year take A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy to Birmingham’s Verve Poetry Festival, Halifax’s Square Chapel Arts, Sheffield’s SheFest and Slung Low in Leeds, where the tour leg concludes on 24 May 2020.
Genevieve Carver & The Unsung perform “Champagne, Cocaine and Sausages” from A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy.