Starving Artists Presents Dirty Alex + The Honest Poet Society & more

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Starving Artists Presents

Dirty Alex
The Honest Poet Society (Live Band)
+ more TBA

Dirty Alex
Blend 5 parts Jazz musicians, 3 measures overproof Hiphop emcees and 1 shot of soul. That’s Dirty Alex. A Cardiff based Jazz-influenced collective blending golden age hip-hop with a live band set up.

Formed early 2016, Dirty Alex released their debut EP Roadblock later that year.
They released their 2nd studio project DA in June 2019, with the track In my head immediately being picked up by BBC Radio Wales.

Dirty Alex have been building a steady following live and online by playing headline shows across Wales, London & Bristol. Unfortunately covid slowed it all down.
With new members joining post-pandemic, the band have spent 2022, gigging and writing material. The band are releasing the first single from their next EP in March 2023 with the EP itself out in Autumn 2023.

They have supported the likes of Arrested Development, Lazy Habits, Children of Zeus, Chali 2na & Krafty Kutz and The Mouse Outfit. They have also played several festivals including Boomtown Ch 10,11 &1, Nozstock, Greenman & Big Love to name just a few.

They’re the type of band that’ll improv a track live on stage about a random conversation they had a few hours earlier. Their 2018 single/video release ‘Jaffa Cakes Go Hard!’ ( was seeded by one of those moments. Influences include A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and other Jazz, Funk and Fusion artists.

The Honest Poet Society (Live Band)
The Honest Poet (THP), South Wales based singer/songwriter, has unique soulful vocals which emanate raw emotion. Drawing his inspiration from his life, cultivating each story from an honest viewpoint. Poetry plays a significant role throughout the entirety of THP’s music. Infusing hip hop, spoken word and soul combining with open and honest lyrics.��“It’s definitely pop music, in the Hip-hop and RNB bracket for sure, but his perfect support slow would probably be an Ed Sheeran show.” – Kaptin Barrett