UK Open Mic

Uncle Errol

Meet Paddington Hospital-born UK Open Mic performer Uncle Errol:

Uncle Errol

Hi Uncle Errol, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:

Do you play solo only, or also in a group?


How old are you?


Where were you born?

Paddington Hospital

Where did you grow up?

London North & West & South

How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)

Many factors influence my poetry including place

Where are you based now, and why?

Brixton for the last 30 plus years

What got you into making music in the first place?

I perform Spoken Word

What instrument/s do you play?

Spoken Word Poetry

Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?

Lynton Kwesi Johnson. Shakespeare. Lemn Sissay. Dr Zeuss.

Do you write your own songs?


How many years have you been writing songs for?

12 Years

What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?

Splurge all over the page and then edit into some kind of shape

How long have you been playing open mic nights?


Why did you get into playing them in the first place?

To get heard

What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?

Just get up and do it. Feeling Excited And Ready

What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?

Not getting drunk while im waiting for my turn

If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?


What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?

I’m a sweet loving man

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?

Writing and rehearsing my One Man Show

Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?

Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?

Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?

What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?

We’re done! Anything else ou want to share before we go?

No thanks!

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