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Poet, Comedian, Singer and songwriter Singer/songwriter, comedian, poet and tree impressionist Rory Motion is one of the most popular and innovative performers on the UK's national circuit. Time Out have described Rory Motion as 'a post-hippie comic' The subject matter of his songs, poems and patter take in football, sacred geometry, Richard Whiteley, William Blake, bicycles, chutney, lentils and death. In his long and quirky career Rory has provided guitar accompaniment to a glass-eating fakir, supported Frank Skinner on tour, performed for 3,000 people at the Glastonbury festival and 30 people at Clementhorpe Derby and Joan Club. He has opened for Californian counterculture hero Country Joe MacDonald and been on a game show with Roy Hattersley and John Noakes. Whether it's deep pile carpets or a muddy field Rory's good on any surface. 'More laughs and gags than many more aggressive acts. Quite out of step with the current comedy scene and all the funnier for it' Guardian Review from the firstname.lastname@example.org (on line magazine) The Stand comedy club Edinburgh. 'A double helping of comedy from south of the border brought a fantastic night to the stand this weekend. First Rory Motion from Yorkshire strides onto the stage, guitar strapped firmly to his chest and exuding confidence, despite the less than enthusiastic reception from the overheated Stand audience. His stage performance is absolutely astounding: calm, collected and always on the ball. With original material and an altogether unique perspective on the world, the audience was quickly won over with stories of his childhood. Moving on to his music, Motion wheeled out a marvellously Welsh Bob Dylan. His poetry is reminiscent of John Hegley's work, if John Hegley had had a more misspent youth. Motion's concise yet deceptively meandering delivery and directly warm stage presence embraces the audience with insightful material carried off with a personal touch that is quite rare.' Rory has performed at Folk Festivals, Literature festivals and has been ever-present at the Glastonbury festival for the last eighteen years.