Charles Wheeler is a writer and performance poet who seems to know everybody in the Leicester cultural scene without knowing how they all know each other. He presumes they have secret parties or something, probably while he’s playing chess on his phone. Charles started writing poetry in earnest as a balance to long-form writing, craving the rush of actually finishing something, and drawn to the thrill of turning out a bunch of words in the morning, memorising them in the afternoon and performing them in the evening for a terrifyingly instant feedback loop. He’ll probably practice more than that, though, but he has to wash the pots first. Outside of writing, Charles reads, stays affordably behind the times on videogames, keeps pet rats, referees pro wrestling, and organises politically with Leicester Socialist Party. He always seems to be on late at House of Verse because he’s had to go to a wedding.
As a solo musician, Oscar is a singer / songwriter taking his influences from folk, grunge and blues. He also produces and create a mush of electronic, hip hop, grunge music. He’s part of a local blues/grunge band called Dead Question and also writes and performs poetry.
Chester or Jamie or Chris or Theodore or James has been doing most things reluctantly since 1991, and currently speaks about himself in third person.
Terry or David or Paul or Samson likes to play drums in Wiseass & HOB, moves his hands when speaking passionately to distract from the confusion and panic in his eyes. He wears a thick wool hat in summer to hide a receding hairline.
He also writes children’s stories with uplifting moral endings, and nihilistic dystopian stories where everyone dies at the end, simultaneously.
A young artist born and raised in Leicester. He specialises in hip hop and spoken word, which he hopes either allows you to emotionally connect with his work, or stirs up the need for absolute anarchy and mosh pitting.