Byron Vincent was (poorly) educated within the in the cloying conurbation of various northern sink estates. His flowery name and love of language ensured that his journey was a challenging one. Never a defeatist he fought back with poetry. This was a terrible strategy and he regularly got his head kicked in.
Byron is a regular at many of the UK’s most prestigious music and literary events including Cheltenham, Oxford Literature Festival, Glastonbury, Latitude Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival. He has performed at venues as diverse as London’s Whitechapel Gallery and Shambala Festival’s Bedouin Tent.
He's won nine poetry slams including Shambala, Secret Garden and the BBC Manchester Literary Festival.
He is currently in the throes of preparing for two collaborative national tours as well as being involved in numerous live literature, writing, film and radio projects.
From humble beginnings as a Hip-Hop DJ, Mister Gee honed his spoken word skills as the host of the renowned performance poetry club Brix-tongue and is now one of the stars of the UK poetry scene. He has performed at the New York Nuyorican Poets Café and the Black Lily night in Philadelphia (home to Jill Scott and the Roots), as well as at the Edinburgh Festival. He runs workshops in schools and his album Poetry in the Key of Gee was released to critical acclaim.
Mister Gee is a co-winner of a Sony Gold Award for Radio as the resident poet on the Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2, and is the resident poet of the hit West-End musical Into The Hoods.