Jump onboard this steadily paced, tea fuelled ride through a stand-up poetry world with no rules (excepting those of the Health and Safety act 1992). Matthew Harvey is a one-man cabaret of spoken word, comedy, and music. He explores such timeless, classic poetic themes as love, being annoyed at pedestrian crossings, smug aquatic mammals and wanting to be probed by a television doctor. All in a novelty Yorkshire accent.
Matthew Harvey is originally from the U.K. but now he lives in New Zealand where he's stealing their jobs and their women. He was Poetry Idol runner up 2011, was nominated for Best Comedy in the Dunedin Fringe 2012 and was a finalist in the 2015 NZ RAW Comedy Quest, beating out over 200 other acts to make it to the final 10. He has been a feature poet at London (UKs) Farrago poetry night and at Wicked Words in Leeds, but without a doubt, his career high point to date, was becoming Castleford and District Cub Scout Quiz Champion in 1986.
"This is poetry at its most unpretentious...poetry made accessible without being dumbed down... He rhymes and times like a wizard of words..." - Lumiere Reader NZ
"...Channels Dr Seuss & James Dean..." **** - Edmonton Journal