AN UP-and-coming hip hop group say they are looking forward to performing in Whitchurch as part of a national tour.

The Scribes, consisting of Ill Literate and Johnny Steele will perform at Percy's Cafe and Bar on Saturday, November 13.

The group are a multi-award-winning hip hop act who blend beatboxing, freestyling, spoken word, crowd participation and genre-spanning music.

Ahead of their gig in Whitchurch Ill Literate and Jonny Steele says he is looking forward to performing in the town and has spoken of his experiences of performing post-lockdown.

He said: "The last few years have been strange for everyone, especially those of us in the live performance industry.

"It was incredible to see how ingenious people became during the Covid restrictions to still make live events work, we ended performing to people in plastic pods, doing festivals where no cheering was allowed, people dancing on their tables instead of on the dancefloor, it was all very unusual.

"Wonderful as all those events were, it's amazing to be back to relative normality now, seeing people come together and dance and have fun like the old days has been absolutely awesome, we missed it so much.

It took some getting used to after so long, but everyone involved is doing all they can to ensure everyone's safe, and now we're a few months in we all feel totally comfortable interacting with large crowds again."

He artist added that he has heard 'good things' about Percy's.

He added: "The response since the restrictions were lifted has been mind-blowing, I think people are definitely ready to get back out there and start having good times and making memories again.

"We absolutely cannot wait to perform at Percy's this Saturday, it's unbelievably our first ever stop in Whitchurch so we're hoping for a really good turnout.

"We have heard amazing things about the good vibes at the venue, so we're hoping our brand of high energy hip hop will be something people enjoy there."


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