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Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views. His debut album ‘See No Evil‘ is a collaboration with composer Gareth Quinn Redmond. It’s being co-released between Nymphs & Thugs in the UK and Reckless Records in Ireland.
Passionate, witty, just plain great; this man’s voice hops right off the page.Roddy Doyle
In 2017, Stephen was commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival to a “celebratory narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland‘ is accompanied by a short film by Director Myles O’Reilly, arranged and mixed by Conor O’Brien (Villagers), with music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Loah, Saint Sister, Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka Inni-K), and Ye Vagabonds. It has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at London Film Festival in Trafalgar Square on 17 March. The poem was in many ways a follow-on from Smith’s previous poetry video ‘Dublin You Are‘, which itself clocked up in excess of 250k views.
Stephen has performed at high profile events and festivals such as the Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall, the Abbey Theatre (Noble Call), and Vicar Street (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard and Colm Mac Ionmaire); and further afield at the London Palladium, the Oscar Wilde Awards in LA, Glastonbury, George Town Literary Festival (ML) and other events in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Iowa, Montreal, Ottawa, Bangkok, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Utrecht, Ljubljana, and Warsaw. In 2012, he was invited to perform for the Irish Olympic team in London.
Passionate, witty, just plain great; this man’s voice hops right off the page.Paula Meehan