Time To Save The World!
This October, in the run-up to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, I realised that depending on who you talk to and where you get your news from, my latest album may be the most on-topic thing I’ve ever done; so I’ll be doing a series of “micro-gigs”, perhaps just two or three songs at a time, in and around Edinburgh to raise awareness of environmental issues with my comedy songs about the planet and some of its creatures’ points of view. The dates are on my “Gigs” page.
I kicked off the tour with a half-hour set at the Eco Fair at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny St on Saturday the 16th, and on Sunday the 17th as Central Edinburgh Quakers unveiled their new “Quakers for Climate Justice” banner I sang what is rather becoming my theme song in the run-up to COP26: “I’ll See You There” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-1sgIXV7w
I’m also taking part in the “Green Wednesdays” challenge, started by my brother Andy, in which we challenge ourselves to take one green action every Wednesday to and cut our carbon footprint and make a difference, even if only in a small way. See my “Blog” page for more info.
It’s also inspired an evolving poem, entitled “Do Something Green”.
Majk Stokes is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, poet and musician, and he has been writing and performing silly songs for longer than he cares to admit.
He has appeared at legendary open mic nights Kin and Out of The Bedroom in Edinburgh and Catweazle in Oxford, he has had a show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since 2013, and he played at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018. He has performed on five continents, and his left hand has appeared on television three times.
His first band, Porridge Stoats, played in and around Edinburgh for several years and supported Bloco Vomit (Edinburgh’s premier Samba Punk band) and Seize the Day (the UK’s premier protest band). He also writes poems and short stories, and plays and calls ceilidhs with the legendary (or perhaps mythical) Shingis McKingis ceilidh band.
Two of his albums, “Too much Caffeine” and “Time To Save The World”, are available on CD or to download. His first book of poems, “Potatoes and Broken Hearts”, was published at the end of 2018, and can be ordered from Majk or from Typewronger Books in Edinburgh.
Too Much Caffeine is an album, a concept band, and evolving musical project and a state of mind (one in which Majk finds himself slightly too often).
“A very individual and versatile songwriter” -Jude Hines, Stagewhispers
Too Much Caffeine logo copyright Majk Stokes 2017