Wakefield-born Matt Abbott is a rising star on the UK’s spoken word scene and is rapidly establishing himself as one of the nation’s leading political poets. He is also a social and political activist.
“Matt Abbott is the voice of the UK in uprising. He raises his pen in defence of both global refugees of war and of domestic class conflict, and uses it to create links between seemingly disparate communities, writing over borders and straight into the margins of the page. Powerful, empathetic and necessary.” Joelle Taylor
After fronting indie-pop act Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013, he returned to his first love of poetry. His debut one-man show ‘Two Little Ducks’ received rave reviews at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.
His ‘Two Little Ducks’ show embarked on a 22-date UK theatre tour in the autumn, and was accompanied by his début collection on VERVE poetry press as well as a studio album on Nymphs & Thugs.