Geoff Allnutt, aka The Speech Painter, has been a performance poet since 1988. He has performed all over the UK from poetry clubs to music and literature festivals and is the winner of numerous poetry slams (including
His verse play, Walt Disney, Man or Mouse?, premiered at Apples & Snakes in 1994. Between 1995 and 1998 he was a founder-member of poetry’s first pop group, Atomic Lip, together with Patience Agbabi, Steve Tasane, Pink Sly and Joelle Taylor.
He staged his first one man show, Beating Time, in 2000 and, in 2003, he was co-host and co-programmer for Pure
Poetry at Soho Theatre, a weekly poetry cabaret show placing page poets and performance poets together on the same stage.
His film poem, This Time Next Year, was commissioned for Channel 4 in 2004 and he is also a regular support
act for chanson singer Philip Jeays.
2011 saw Geoff commissioned to write and perform at a celebration in recognition of the poets and writers Alice and Wilfred Meynells and the centenary of their house purchase in Greatham, Sussex.
In 2014, alongside Will Buchanan and Kylie Earl, he finally formed his first band Radio K W G and is their lyricist, backing vocalist and harmonica player. Radio K W G has released two EPs and is currently working on a third.