I used to memorize prose and perform it at school competitions, win from time to time. I wrote for others to speak a little bit...and did silent performances at opening of my exhibitions sometimes. Then long time nothing, and then...after I sat in the audience during Gregory Corso tribute night at St Marks Church in East Village, listening to Thurston Moore read 'How not to die', soon after, I wrote my first poems. Something changed, maybe it was observing Patti Smith in her wooly hat and a baggy sweater sitting on the church floor, or Lou Reed walking down the isle and then performing The Raven...They all made me realize that poetry is such a cool thing. And that it does not have to be only a Sunday afternoon serious actors voice accompanied by Chopin...
Soon after, I read my first scribbles publicly in NYC too, on Broadway at The Dance Space Centre, where I did an art exhibition...
Then co-created a band called GerdaDear in Graz Austria. Did a few shows, and moved on.
Much later, I found myself in Harrogate, North of England, where Ashley Reaks did his Click Clack open mic, and I sang one of my old poem/songs.
Did some collaborations, the one with 10D-PJ earned us airplay on Introducing with Tom Robinson on BBC.
Few years after moved to London and spent most of my Mondays at The Rhythm Factory at Spoonful of Poison, an incredible mix of everything but the covers. Lot more venues and performances followed. Got published in US and UK in different anthologies.
I recorded an mini album Speaking of Words in 2010, released it in 2011. To my luck, track Beauty and the Beast got various alternative station airplay in UK and USA, and also more of the tracks got played on Slovak national radio.
So far the latest band show (Greg Hall on cello and Franz Kirmann on electronics) happened in Suffolk, at Latitude festival in the woods.