Alex Gwyther is a spoken word artist, writer and language teacher living in Surrey. "Reminiscent of Braintax and The Streets with a wit that recalls that of Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner, which would be more of a compliment to Turner”, Alex Gwyther’s hip-hop influenced poetical prose weaves extraordinary tales of life in Britain, such as the pound-a-pint Wetherspoon shenanigans of a Saturday night in Staines, to the poignant re-telling of the Christmas truce in the first world war.
Inspired by lyricists ranging from Sage Francis to Bob Dylan, Gwyther’s unique delivery of spoken raps and “tumbling urbane style” has favored himself highly amongst other spoken word artists.
Voted as one of the poets to look out for and a member of the highly acclaimed ‘Poetry In Between People’ collective, Gwyther has become a regular on London’s spoken word scene astounding audiences with his whimsical wit, wordplay and down to earth tales of life in Britain.
Gwyther has performed in some of Britain’s most prestigious venues and in some of the leading events and festivals for spoken word including:
The Roundhouse, Southbank, Royal Festival Hall, Union Chapel, Oxford University, Battersea Arts Centre Trafalgar Square’s ‘Week of Peace’, Latitude Festival, Secret Garden Party, Scroobius Pip’s Spoken Word tent at Camp Bestival, Onetaste Festival, Poejazzi, Tongue Fu, Writer’s Block, Chill Pill, Tall Lighthouse, Speak Up! and Express Excess.
Gwyther’s first published booklet will be published on Nasty Little Press in 2011.
"Youth, charm, looks, wit AND amazing writing? Just five of the reasons I found myself jealous of Alex..." Scroobius Pip
“When someone has raw skill and a self awareness that makes it natural you can’t really touch them. Alex has two big bags of both. Ace’ - Polarbear
"Gwyther demonstrated the skills of a poet who had the crowd’s reactions varying between nods of agreement and large grins inspired by brilliant capsules of wit weaved into his poem." – Think Growth Review