Keisha Thompson

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer.

Under her performing name, SheBeKeke, she likes to turn her poems into songs. Previous works, Moonwhile and Abecedarian, showcase a mixture poetry and sound. Not all words can live on the page. Someone called her sound “gospel folk” once but she isn’t too sure if she agrees.

She has supported artists such as Kate Tempest, The Last Poets, Saul Williams and OSHUN. Her work has been presented at venues high profile venues and platforms such as Tate Modern, Blue Dot Festival and Glastonbury’s Rum Shack Stage.

For her very first solo guest show on Melodic Distraction, Keisha plays an hour of hiphop, soul and jazz.