@speechdebelle RT @SaranneSillah: @speechdebelle Please help me raise money for a new #wheelchair http://t.co/vYnO3oh0oq Thank you

@speechdebelle Nando's delivery would be insane. The streets would be filled with their mopeds.

@speechdebelle My lappy is doing new strange things, causing me very real concerns but I'm always hopeful that was it meant for me is for me. FFS.

@speechdebelle Oh hey rocket and spinach. Chard stay never growing. I don't know why I try every year, when do I have ever eat chard?!

@speechdebelle @AKSonline I think giving respect is about respecting yourself though. It's one of those reflective attitudes.

@speechdebelle @AKSonline I meant it across the board. Loving, friendship, art. To give without expectation of outcome. How peaceful would that be?

@speechdebelle @DenaiMoore I agree and think you're brave for saying so. A lot of artist wouldn't. But you're the frikkin future young soldier 👊💙

@speechdebelle RT @DenaiMoore: complaining about the fact that you actually HAVE to pay for music just proves how greedy modern day music fans are..

Mercury award winning debut album


Speech to perform at Glastonbury 2014

So after a random meeting with the man himself Billy Bragg, Speech took up his offer of performing on the Left Field Stage for this years Glastonbury Festival. Speech will be performing Friday 27th, 7.30pm just before the man himself takes to the stage. Full band including horns, new unreleased material and Speech herself making her first appearance at the festival since her groundbreaking 2009 performance. You don't want to miss this show.

Posted By: SpeechDebelle

june 19, 2014 01:22pm

Speech to perform free gig at bookabeat event

Speech will be performing a set with full band for the bookabeat event on Thursday 26th June at the legendary Madame JoJo's in Soho. This event is absolutely free so make sure you get there early to avoid disappointment. Remember we told ya! Warm up acts on the night are, Peter and Kerry and Moncrieff.

Madam Jojo’s
8-10 Brewer Street
London W1 0SE

26th June, 19:00 - 22:30

Think about:
RSVP ASAP for guest list, including full names of you and your guests to: hello@bookabeat.com

Posted By: SpeechDebelle

june 19, 2014 01:11pm

Speech curates major exhibition at the South Bank.

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Speech is the first musician to be asked to curate the prestigious Koestler Trust exhibition showing until December 1 2013 at the Spirit Level Gallery on the South Bank.

Entitled "The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker" Speech has selected artworks from more than 7000 entries by the UK's incarcerated population and has conceptualised a unique space in which to display them.

She says “I'm fascinated by the thought that there are secret bunkers around the world that can store art if there is a nuclear war, to preserve human identity. I'm creating a bunker to preserve art by people who would normally be left outside. There is a duality between the bunker and the closed environments that most of this art comes from. The bunker has three zones, and moving through them I hope visitors will experience the art in three stages: strength, vulnerability and a binding or connection of the two."

Download the guidebook here :
PDF 09132013 brochure web version.pdf

Posted By: SpeechDebelle

september 29, 2013 08:58pm

Celebrity Masterchef : Speech's Hip Hop Kitchen

If you've been paying attention you know Speech likes to cook and now you can see her in action when Celebrity Masterchef returns to its primetime slot on BBC1.

Here's the rest of the line-up :

Entertainer Les Dennis; actors John Thomson, Denise Black, Brian Capron and actor and musician Ade Edmondson; comedians Katy Brand and Shappi Khorsandi; TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff; from the world of sport, triple jumper Phillips Idowu, cricketer Matthew Hoggard and boxer Joe Calzaghe; businesswoman Jo Wood; from the world of music, Sugababes Heidi Range, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch; and writer and broadcaster, Janet Street-Porter.

click here for all info.
here for the Independent feature and photos,
and here for some of Speech's cooking.

John Torode and Gregg Wallace will have their lighters in the air.

Posted By: SpeechDebelle

june 25, 2013 01:55am

Live For The Message : The Refix

Speech put together an amazing lineup featuring some of the best voices of the UK underground for the refix of LFTM : Speech Debelle, Genesis Elijah, Dels, Rain Freedom, Kasha Rae, Akala, Realism, Confucius MC, Aks and Jaja Soze.0613liveforthemessagerefix.jpg ...and SBTV filmed the performances. LISTEN TO IT!

Posted By: SpeechDebelle

june 25, 2013 01:00am