Matt Abbott

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.

Matt Abbott | Nymphs & Thugs

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.

Matt is an ambassador for Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and Trinity Homeless Projects. In 2016 he starred in a national TV ad campaign for Nationwide Building Society.

His band Skint & Demoralised are back with new single ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’, which is released via Fierce Panda on 29 March.

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‘Red, White & Blue’ features in ‘Two Little Ducks’

Debut collection and studio album available to purchase now.

Matt Abbott | Two Little Ducks | Verve
Matt Abbott’s debut collection on VERVE Poetry Press