The Exploding Typewriter

The Exploding Typewriter

Event Time Sat 8th Jun at 7:30pm-Sat 8th Jun at 11:00pm
Event Location The Folklore Rooms, Brighton and Hove
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+


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The Exploding Typewriter

Beautiful poetry, incredible music and fabulous people. Laid back, funny, thoughtful and moving. A great evening out.

After four incredible sold out shows, The Exploding Typewriter has found its home at the wonderful Folklore Rooms. A beautiful , intimate club in the heart of Brighton.

Guests will enjoy . . .

A warm and witty host

Poetry by Niall Hollaert (@niallhollaert )

And very special musical guest, Reema ( @reemamusic )

Plus free goody bags and book giveaways

Approximately 90 minute running time, including a fifteen minute interval.

See below for details on the artists.

Niall Hollaertgrew
up and was educated in Leicestershire, in the Midlands.

About as far from the sea as you can be in England.

He formed his first band at fourteen, and wrote his first song immediately.

In 2001 Niall’s band PrahaSeven released their debut LP ‘10 counts of jazz fraud’ on Conkerfight records.

In 2006 Niall bought a cabin in rural Leicestershire, and has since spent his time there, convening with nature and reading books.

During the winters, he usually travels. Spanning the globe on a shoestring, soaking up culture and people and words.

In March of 2020, Niall was repatriated from El Salvador, when the pandemic struck.

He spent most of the year in his van, travelling around England and writing.

In October of that year, he moved to Brighton to live with three writers, producers and musicians, and to finally be by the sea.

In 2021, Niall published his first volume of poetry - ‘ This moment hangs in stolen air’

He also secured a studio in the Artists Quarter, ( Poet Gallery ) on Brighton seafront, where he writes, creates, and sells prints of his work as well as performing and running workshops.

Visit him there on weekends , to talk poetry and art , and see his work.

  • 238 kings road arches, Brighton.

In 2022 Niall entered his first and, to date, only poetry competition and was one of just six poets chosen from a global search, to be featured on the platform.

In 2023 he started his own spoken word night in Brighton - ‘The Exploding Typewriter’

He has performed at numerous open-mic nights, The Brighton fringe, Soho House, Charity events and Festivals

Niall is also working in print collaboration with:

+ Brighton Artist Sarah Arnett. ( ) Chilean Artist & Architect Solange Leon ( As well as Music & Poetry collaborations Including:

Jerry Melchers. ( Bakehouse recording )

Sound recordist and engineer.

Jerry has workedwith such artists as John Grant, Swans, Grandaddy, Johanna Newsom and BCUC

Andrew Stuart Buttle - Multi instrumentalist and song writer.

IG: @andrewstuartbuttle

Andrew has toured with artists such as Lucy Rose and The Staves Niall is currently working on his second collection of poems ‘This town was nothing, but we were movie stars’

He performs regularly

Link to YouTube :

The Golden Age

Kissing the Muse

In Praise of Drinking and Dancing

Instagram: @reemamusic


Facebook: @reema

Recently relocated back to Brighton from Berlin, singer-songwriter, Reema, creates bitter-sweet, delicate folk songs with lyrics that explore being human. Her themes run through self-esteem to coping with loss to the importance of kindness. Her deeply personal concerts are all about communicating with her audience, sharing stories and often tears.

Reema has a hand­made approach, not only to her music, but also in her artwork and stage clothing printed from her paintings of animals, plants and swirling patterns. She has worked with great producers like Stephen Street and Ethan Johns and has written songs for film ‘Love Rosie’ and the ‘Twilight Eclipse’ soundtrack. Her first releases were live, analogue and computer-free vinyl records, ‘The Lowswing Sessions’ and 'Memories Fade to Tape' with arrangements by award-winning producer, Guy Sternberg. The records both sold out on their release dates. Reema then released 2 digital EPs , ‘Lioness’ and ‘Rooftops and Riversides.’

The EPs were created live with bass clarinet, clarinet, flute and trombone and little accents of trumpet and percussion with production and arrangements by her bandmate and close friend, Stefan Baumann. The minimal approach made sure the songs and their messages are right at the front of the production. It is an uncut and honest look into Reema’s heart- felt song writing and clear, glass‐like vocals.

They were well received with radio play in both the UK and Germany from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Suffolk, Scala FM, Talk Radio, NDR Kultur, HR2 and Radio Eins.

Reema is now working on her next record with Night House’s Nick Williams on production delving into electronic soundscapes with beautiful organic accents.


The Folklore Rooms
12 North St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3GJ, UK