Finally, for those who missed out on our live launch gig in Bristol earlier this year, here are the video highlights. There’s crazy creature-based tunes and a mouth trumpet from the brilliant Bert Miller & the Animal Folk, a freestyle science rap jam sesh (what else?) from Phatmattbaker & Oort Kuiper and beautiful acoustic geekery from Jonny Berliner. For an interview with Jonny, check out the Geek Pop Green Room.
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BERT MILLER & THE ANIMAL FOLK
PHATMATTBAKER & OORT KUIPER
YOUR HOST, CHRIS DUNSFORD
(Please note: parts of Chris’ set may not be suitable for children)
Bert Miller & the Animal Folk, Einstein’s Garden, 2009
Thanks to friends in the right places we’ve got a whole bunch of artists from previous Geek Pops booked in to play Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival this year. The festival is sold out as of now but for all those who have already got their tickets, see you there!
We’ll also be recording special live sessions during a slot on the festival radio and at Camp Geek.
Here’s the (Geek Pop) line up (all on the Solar Stage). Click on the links to find them at previous Geek Pop virtual festivals.
FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST:
1630-1715 The Sound of the Ladies
1715-1815 The Layers
1815-1900 Jonny Berliner
1900-2000 Bert Miller & the Animal Folk
SATURDAY 21ST AUGUST:
1300-1345 Jonny Berliner
1715-1815 Spirit of Play
1900-200 Adults (previously Let’s Tea Party)
SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST:
1300-1500 Phatmattbaker & Jon Chase
1630-1715 Johnny & the Chemists
1815-1900 Dalmatian Rex & the Eigentones
Psssst! Cos we want to be able to identify the real geeks in the audience, we’re extending our offer on Square t-shirts until Green Man Festival. A tenner for a t-shirt plus £1.50 post and packaging. Can’t say fairer than that, boys and girls. (There’s limited availability though, so look sharp). >>>
It’s mayhem this month as the crew (okay, mainly Hayley) is driven to distraction by CREATURES attempting to disturb the peace and serenity of the Geek Pop studio. As a result – and due to the fact that the internet at Geek Pop HQ deserted us just before the show – there’s a slight shortfall of science in the July episode…
EXCLUSIVE Arabidopsis – Karmadillo (Live)
Subscribe to our podcast feed through iTunes or Google. It’s like, totally free. That’s not all though. You’ll also receive a bunch of free music downloads from our previous festivals. And if you’re looking for the online archive, it’s here.
Right. These are the people you need to impress/bribe to win that song writing prize.
Helen Arney, geek songstress
Helen is a comedian, singer-songwriter, ex-physicist and geek. She has performed her unusually funny original songs at Geek Pop Live and the Cheltenham Science Festival, as well as in her own bedroom and on YouTube. A veteran of two Edinburgh Fringe festivals, she’s taking a new solo show there for 2010: Helen Arney’s Songs for Modern Loving. Expect songs, laughs and Venn diagrams.
Hayley Birch, Creator, Geek Pop
One of our resident nerds, Hayley is in charge of our annual festival and co-hosts the Geek Pop podcast in her spare time, whilst somehow managing to hold down a “proper” job as a science writer. Despite being able to play odd bits of everything from Fleetwood Mac to Green Day, she’s never quite sat down long enough to learn a whole song.
Ben Johnson, Director, Graphic Science
Ben is director of the science communication consultancy Graphic Science. He’s something of an expert in innovative ways of delivering scientific content and thus singing about it is right up his street. Graphic Science sponsors the “Most Contrived Rhyme” prize.
Ben Valsler, Producer, Naked Scientists
Ben is a professional audio whizz. He’s also a latent musician, with several guitars gathering dust at home while he spends his days producing for the BBC radio show The Naked Scientists. He’s a fan of Pink Floyd, Tom Waits and Joanna Newsom, but his Shakira fetish sometimes gets the better of him.