About Kevin P. Gilday
Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow. He is the founder of poetry performance collective The Scribbler's Union and was co-founder of much loved spoken word cabaret night Sonnet Youth. He is a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer, a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice and a Glasgow Caledonian University MATV alumni.
Kevin has performed all over the world, from Hollywood to East Kilbride, including major festivals (BBC 6Music Festival, Glastonbury), Fringes (Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver) as well as large scale tours of the UK, Germany, Canada and the US. He has supported artists such as Akala, Saul Williams, George the Poet, Jackie Kay, Sage Francis, Liz Lochhead and The Silencers.
He has published four books of poetry, with his most recent - Sad Songs for White Boys (via Speculative Books) - bringing together nearly ten years of work. His next collection, Anxiety Music, is due to be published by Verve Press in 2022.
Under the guise of Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross he has released two albums of synth-inflected alternative music – Experience Essential and Pure Concrete – via Iffy Folk Records.
His theatre work includes writing, performing, directing and production credits across hit shows Suffering from Scottishness, Gigantic Lying Mouth, REaD, thick skin, elastic heart, Exiles and Confessionals. His work has been performed in venues such as Oran Mor, Tron Theatre, Assembly Roxy, Lemon Tree, Byre Theatre, Beacon Arts Centre, Village Pub Theatre, Eden Court, The Revue Stage (Vancouver) and Tarragon Theatre (Toronto). He has twice been shortlisted for the Scottish Short Play of the Year Award.