Actress Samantha Alton interviews rapper M!key Garland on his upcoming debut album based on his experience of homelessness.
“Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland?” is an Arts Council England funded rap album that challenges societal attitudes and stereotyping towards homelessness. The album is written from personal experience and articulates, through music, what we all already suspect and feel about classism and bureaucratic discrimination. As well as confronting misconceptions about poverty, addiction, and mental health.
M!key is 30 year old rapper from Liverpool. He has been a performing artist for over 14 years. From 2010-2012, he was statutory homeless and was left with PTSD from his experiences. He later became an ambassador to homeless charities. Throughout COVID-19, he helped members of the Irish, and Irish Traveller communities into employment, education, and training. He obtained a degree in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University in 2019 and is openly non-binary and queer.
Samantha has been performing for over 6 years both on stage and on screen. She has had the honour of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe on several occasions, and in 2019 performed at Glastonbury Music Festival. Her last 18 months of work have also included two separate one woman shows and she is currently appearing on TV in the British Legion Poppy Lottery ad. She is represented by Eaglestone Management.
In this online live event, both artists will discuss the creation of the album and the inspiration behind a selection of tracks which will be live streamed in this exclusive premiere.
The FREE event will take place Thursday 20th May from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
For further information and to book visit HERE.