Flloyd (with 2 Ells)

I am a Liverpool-based, Australian-born theatre maker, classical actress, singer-songwriter, performance poet, clown (Fairy Bessie) and podcaster, who has trained and worked in the UK, USA, Russia and Australia.

Flloyd (with 2 Ells) is a performance poet/singer-songwriter.

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.

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“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)

“Yes! Because.. the Songs” from my last show, are available on CD, as well as online via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer and other streaming services.

?️Flloyd Kennedy, an Australian-born, Liverpool based poet, performer, voice and acting coach in her late 70s, has created the comic-audio-drama Am I Old Yet?, a series of self-contained vignettes in which a character named Helen, who is also in her late 70s, adjusts to the reality of ageing with dignity, honesty and joy. Helen engages in conversation with members of her family and friends in a way that makes you feel along for the ride, invited to hear a perspective that is often overlooked in podcasting. What do I keep saying about poets being the best podcasters, you guys? These are beautiful pieces that deal with deep and intimate thoughts we’ll all be confronting sooner or later. Listen here.

Lauren Passell – Podcast The Newsletter