Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and occasionally on the telly. His sitcom, “Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side” was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
“….very brilliant….political ….but side-splittingly funny” (The Reading Rant)
“….comic poetry with a stand-up charge coupled with intelligent leaps of the poetic imagination” (Shortfuse)
“….a tour de force….punchy, intelligent often hysterical poems….a must see” (The Latest)
“Elvis McGonagall does not wear specs or a monagall, but he looks good and stands up well on stage” (John Hegley)
“….a poet of panache and zip and steely politic and unadulterated tartan….a supreme concoction which bubbles over and scalds the status quo” (UK Touring)
“flamboyant….razor-sharp text….intense energy….reminds me of Adrian Mitchell, John Cooper Clarke and Linton Kwesi Johnson….all the right people” (Simon Vinkenoog)