Please note all these events have been completed.

The Rumble
Code: SR27  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Music, Poetry
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Free, bookings essential 8839 3399
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta Venue & Transport Info
Miles Merrill, Trevor Brown, MC Trey
Download to Calendar
Print Page
Rap, poetry, story, monologue… Whatever you do with words. No props. No music. Just a mic in the spotlight. Young poets from Liverpool, Blacktown and Parramatta battle it out with eloquence and wit. Three slam teams represent their communities competing for audience, love and a trip to Melbourne to conquer Victorian slam champions. Featuring MC Trey and Miles Merrill with live music by “The Man of a Thousand Sounds” Trevor Brown.

Presented by Word Travels with ICE, Street University and WestWords. The Rumble is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Supported by University of Western Sydney and Parramatta City Council.

Miles Merrill (Australian)

Originally from Chicago, Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts association, Word Travels. He has worked as a writer and performer of monologues, poems and stories for 15 years. His productions The Night Words Festival (Sydney Opera House 2008) and Slamming (Sydney Festival 2005) won outstanding critical acclaim. Miles introduced poetry slams to Australia in 2004 and he created the national Australian Poetry Slam in 2007. He publishes on CD, DVD, online and in print but his work is best experienced live.

Also appearing at...
Trevor Brown (Australian)

Trevor Brown is a lecturer in performance studies at RMIT University. He is known as a pioneer in Australia's music scene, adding his own interpretations to world music, jazz, improvisation and electronica. He has worked for 20 years as a freelance musician, musical director, composer, performer and event organiser. Trevor has also initiated ground-breaking collaborations with spoken-word artists and is currently a member of the band Waiting for Guinness.

Also appearing at...
MC Trey (Australian)

MC Trey is an ARIA, Urban Music, 3D and Jack Awards nominee and was named one of Sydney's Top 100 Creatives in 2010. Over the years, Trey has established herself as a prominent artist within hip hop and urban music in Australia. Her unique style offers a fresh serve of positive, melodic and insightful rhymes and rhythms about life, love and her experiences. In addition to being an artist, she's also a cultural community developer in Western Sydney with Information Cultural Exchange.

Also appearing at...