Flloyd (with 2 Ells) is a performance poet/singer-songwriter.
Just when I found a way to take advantage of my weird name, while creating a new public performance persona that is just me. Words and music all my own.
I have a new show in development, which I was scheduled to tour round the UK in 2020. It’s called “The View from Over The Hill” and it does what it says on the tin, reveals what I see, remember, consider worth singing and talking about from the perspective of my great age.
But time passes, and pandemics come—and take their time to go. Here is a new song I’ve just released on Bandcamp.
“The View from Over The Hill”
Aussie-born singer-songwriter-performance poet Flloyd (with 2 Ells) Kennedy may be pushing into her eighth decade but this old lady certainly knows a thing or two. With two ukuleles and a kazoo, her collection of amusing songs and poems draws on her avalanche of memories from a life uproariously lived and wryly observed, taking comic stabs at the world around her which, quite frankly, seems to have lost the plot.
No subject is too random. Pot plants, the apocalypse, Facebook, a paeon to Liverpool’s weather: there’s little that Flloyd’s gentle clown can’t set to poetry or music, her witty ramblings borne from the benefit of hindsight as she now limps down the other side of life’s hill.
Prepare for an eclectic show that’s authentic, funny and shoots straight from the heart. And if you don’t believe us, here’s what recent audiences thought:
“Congratulations, Flloyd, such a fine variety of voices packed into one hour of pure entertainment!”
“U know when you’ve been ‘uked’ – straight to the quick and straight from the heart – incisive, heartfelt, and tingly fun.”
“It made me both laugh and cry and was very honest too.”
My poetry usually begins as stream of consciousness musings and ramblings which take the form of free verse, hinting at a kind of rap, which I then refine down to something performable. If and when it evolves into a recognisable rhythm with a rhyming scheme, I set it to music.Flloyd (with 2 Ells)