Andy Craven-Griffiths


Hello, welcome to my website, I’m Andy. You probably already have some idea what I do if you’re on here, but in case you just got lost and took a wrong turn at, here’s a little bit about me:

I’m a poet, rapper, singer and workshop facilitator originally from Leicester but now based in Yorkshire. I graduated from Leeds University with first class honours in English and Philosophy (European). The European bit means I went to Spain for a year in the middle of my degree and learnt Spanish, sunbathed and drank sangria. I’ve had work published in poetry journals alongside writers such as Roger McGough and Simon Armitage and performed on too many stages to name, from festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Leeds, Reading and Latitude in England through to Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Ireland and South By South West Festival in Austin, Texas, as well as on national BBC  radio  and  television.  I’ve had

work commissioned by such organisations as the Arts Council and Rethink Mental Health Charity and have performed and run poetry workshops abroad for The British Council.

With my band, Middleman, I’ve performed at music venues and festivals pretty much everywhere in Britain and in some of Europe and so far have had music synced to Channel 5, Channel 4, E4, and the NBA2K11 computer game. So you may have heard my voice/our music on an advert, whilst watching Hollyoaks, on Radio 1 whilst driving, whilst shopping in Topshop/Topman, whilst shooting the winning 3-pointer on your X-Box or just out in a bar or club.

On this site you can find out about things I’m writing, music I’m making, and workshops I run and how to book them. Nice one, Andy