The Suburban by Paul Cree
by Paul Cree
The Suburban is a collection of stories and poems by Paul Cree, charting ten years of performing regularly on the UK Spoken Word circuit. The material speaks of his own commuter-town upbringing to living in the Big Smoke itself and the inevitable trials and tribulations that come with it. From low paid jobs to relationships, education, class, football, music and manhood; all told in Paul’s very own, unique voice and style.
Paul Cree is a poet, storyteller, rapper and theatre maker who has been performing regularly around the UK at venues and events such as Ronnie Scott’s, Tate Britain, Battersea Arts Centre, Roundhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, Lattitude, Wilderness, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as having his work showcased on BBC 1xtra. He has written and performed 2 solo shows; A Tale From The Bedsit (2013) and The C/D Borderline (2016) as well as co-writing and performing in the critically acclaimed No Milk For The Foxes (2015). He has an EP of stories entitled The 90 Sick E.P produced by Elian Gray. When not engaging with any of the above, Paul works regularly with young people and enjoys drinking mugs of tea whilst staring aimlessly out of the window, consuming pints of lager with his mates and following football.
'There are not many as genuinely honest and authentic as Paul Cree. He
is what I call a proper writer. Unbelievers might comment on the sound of his voice. But they are not listening properly. His handwriting and spelling are a disguise for the thing that is hidden beneath. His outstanding talent is buried treasure. He is a
poetic pirate, a working class superhero, a slinger of word webs, with
the skill of being able to spin the world backwards with his stories
and his voice. He makes me believe magic exists.' - Dan Cockrill, Bang Said The Gun