About Jimmy Andrex
Without a clue what he’s doing or why, Jimmy performs all over the UK either with or without music.
Black Horse Poet of the Year on two occasions, he has published two collections, Gormless (2011) and Leet (2013), along with three albums of poems to music, Cresties (2015), Puddled & Kallin (2016). The longer version of Cresties was featured last year at Wakefield Litfest and the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival in 2015. October 2015 also saw the premiere of his first play 3 Characters at the Leeds 10×10 Drama Festival and his collaboration with RCM composer Amy Bryce, based on the story of The Green Children of Woolfit was premiered at the Leeds Lieder Festival in April 2016.
Co-Founder (with John Irving Clarke) of Red Shed Readings, he is also compere of Holmfirth’s legendary Hot Banana Open Mic and an occasional presenter on elfm’s Love the Word.
Described by Steve Pottinger as “angry, clever and articulate,” his wife thinks he should just tidy up that pile of books next to the bed. A new album, Northern Beat Poetry, a series of 12 poetic rants about the world which at times approaches what passes in some circles for coherence, was released in March 2017.
August 2017 saw him appear at the Edinburgh Fringe, in Twisted Tongue as well as performing poems to music next to a carpark where a stunt motorbike team were demonstrating burnouts. Ted Hughes never did that.