Mr The Temp (BA, MA, PhD, PDF) is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator. His act combines high octane spoken word with musical comedy and audience participation. Since 2008 Pete has shared a stage with Bill Bailey and Stewart Lee. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and in 2012 he was invited by the British Council to do a series of workshops and performnces in Latvia. He has performed at over 20 summer festivals making him about as common a feature in a festival field as a porter loo. He’s also gone to the Edinburgh and Brighton fringe festivals, The Oxford Literary Festival and the Bristol Poetry Festival. Beyond performing Pete does slam poetry workshops in schools and youth centers. He is also involved with Cyc du Soliel (a cycle and solar powered sound system). The system is used to do green themed performance poetry workshops and stages at festivals. (see Workshops section)
Pete is now the UK host for Indiefeed Performace Poetry, one of the richest online archives of performance poetry in the world.
Anyway none of this actually means anything – THIS IS ACTUALLY ME WRITING THIS BULLSHIT – in the third person. WE ARE ALL ONE BODY!!
In the meantime….
Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion (2009)
BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner (2009)
Wychwood Festival Slam Champion (2009)
Oxjam Slam Champion (2007)
Glastonbury Speakers Forum Slam Winner (2010)
Bristol Poetry Festival Slam Team Winner (2010)
London Anti Slam joint looser (2010)
Berlin Anti Slam looser (2011)
He’s also a bit of a dick head sometimes.
‘Poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas…expert performance skills’
‘His unbelievable energy seems the key to his success, with a powerful and funny physical stage presence. He makes you laugh like a schoolgirl who has just found out what a penis looks like’
‘Bill Bailey got the most laughs, closely followed by Pete The Temp’
[Oxford Mail] http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/headlines/4550458.