Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow. He is curator and co-host of spoken word cabaret Sonnet Youth, a National Theatre of Scotland's Breakthrough Writer and member of the BBC Writers Room. Kevin has performed globally, from Hollywood to East Kilbride, including major festivals (BBC 6Music Festival, Wickerman, Belladrum, Lingo, Glastonbury), Fringes (Edinburgh, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver), and large scale tours of the UK, Germany, Canada and the US. He has supported artists including Akala, Saul Williams, Sage Francis, Alabaster DePlume and George the Poet.
Kevin has also published two pamphlets (Notes From A Quarter-Life Crisis and The Man Who Loved Beer) and one collection (Gigantic Lying Mouth) of his poetry, as well as releasing his debut album, Experience Essential.
His writing has appeared in publications and websites around the world while his series of videos created for BBC The Social have been viewed by over 250,000 people. His theatre work has been seen at Oran Mor, Tron Theatre, Assembly Roxy, Lemon Tree, Byre Theatre, Beacon Arts Centre, Village Pub Theatre, Eden Court, The Revue Stage (Vancouver) and Tarragon Theatre (Toronto). He has twice been shortlisted for the Scottish Short Play of the Year Award.
(Photo credit: Jamie McFadyen)
(Works in Scots)