The High Priest

Let Me Touch You Deep Inside!

Welcome to the Church of The High Priest!

"Are you ready to feel the love?!
Are you ready for me to touch you deep inside?!
Are you ready to see God?!!!

Not the Christian, Catholic or Muslim God, but the God of love and it's that love that I intend to touch you all with tonight inch by inch... Now let let me hear you say an A-women! - Oh Hallllllleeeeee-berry"

And so begins the High Priest as he spreads the love in his own inimitable comedic fashion.

The High Priest is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having spent half his youth on Hollywood film sets with a father who has won two oscars and a BAFTA award. But this wasn't his calling…

Auspiciously THP began his musical career with one of the last true rock and roll, maverick managers, Stevo Pearce (Bizzare Records), producing the album 'Picture That' to critical acclaim, released on legendary label Some Bizzare.

Propelled and amplified by his scorn for the noxious media landscape, governments, illegal wars, pornography, abortion, racism, religion, hypocrisy and more (there's quite an extensive list!), he felt the need to convert, joining the priesthood of comedy and becoming the self appointed 'High Priest' combining mirth and music to touch you deep inside!

Nobody is safe. Controversy is no stranger to The High Priest and he wears it well, in fact he would be probably be lost without it. Like a one man Rage Against the Machine with jokes he savagely sinks his teeth into subjects where other acts rarely tread, and where some wouldn't even know how.

Now are you ready to feel the love?

Please scroll below to down to the comedy section to read what promoters have to say about the High Priest.

Comedy

What the promoters say

The High Priest routinely performs all over the country for many promoters with sets ranging from 10 minutes to over an hour.

Following is a selection of references from promoters:

"The High Priest is a brilliant act. His sets are tight, seemingly well rehearsed. But he is also equally confident with his audience interaction and improvisation work. The High Priest touched us all deep inside at Stand and Deliver Comedy... very deep inside"

Stand and Deliver Comedy

"Not shy of tackling any taboo subject. Controversial and ballsy"

Sarah Iles - Used to run Scream Lounge Comedy

"A relentless, mischievous, passionate onslaught of hilarious invective, love it or hate it, you definitely won't forget it..."

Nigel Adams - The Good Intent Comedy Night

"The High Priest is a multi-talented up and coming comedian. Not only does he perform cutting edge and totally fresh comic material, he is a gifted singer-songwriter too. He is tight, loud and totally unique. He touched me very deep inside."

Em Peasgood - EP Soul Children Jam and Open Mic.

"The High Priest certainly brought the love to the show and had the crowd moving, grooving, blushing and laughing - he touched us deep inside, inch by inch!"

WASTED! Promotions

"The musical equivalent of Marmite, however leave your preconceptions at the door and buckle up for a rampage through the the mind of the high priest! I've never laughed so hard. Caustic observations of the UK today. If he's in your area let him touch you deep inside."

Former festival manager of Ashley Wood Festival

"The High Priest entered the room, entered the stage, and fulfilled every promise. Touching a genuinely captured audience deeper inside than they or I had experienced before! This guy is a unique, very polished act that leaves a lasting impression. Confident and sharp. Definitely one to watch out for".

Tony King (Creative Eclectic Promotions 2012)

"Excellent musical comedy, great stage presence."

Golden Jester Comedy Awards 2012

Music

Chapter and Perverse Comedy Album

July 2011 (Comedy Album)

"Providing much needed counter balance in this age of unrivalled officially sanctioned deceit, The High Priest relentlessly drops sweet truth bomb beats into the camps of the mainstream deceivers!"

Craig Allan Campbell – Comedian

The High Priest & the Brotherhood – The Deep South

June 2010 (Music Album)

The High Priest & the Brotherhood perform the High Priest's back catalogue live as an electric three piece.

Family Man Comedy Album

July 2009 (Comedy Album)

"I listened to your stuff doing work, then I had to stop working so I could listen properly! Congrats, you went from being a random to a distraction in about 53 seconds… thats got to be a damn record! Great music, dude."

MySpace Comment

The C Word Comedy Album

November 2007 (Comedy Album)

"We don't think it would be appropriate to review this album"

The BBC

England's Going To The Dogs Music Album

July 2007 (Music Album)

'England's Going To The Dogs' is another slight surprise as Kai sings it in a deep and raspy voice, giving the song a slow punk feel, adding more pounds to it's balls.

Jim Ody – Room Thirteen

EPWAR

January 2007 (Music Album)

'England's Going To The Dogs' is another slight surprise as Kai sings it in a deep and raspy voice, giving the song a slow punk feel, adding more pounds to it's balls.

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In The Age Of Entertainment Music Album

November 2006 (Music Album)

"The Bastard Son of Bob Dylan, Bill Hicks and Eminem"

Mojo Magazine

The High Priest of Rap Comedy Album

July 2006 (Comedy Album)

"When you feel tired of boring routine, sick of non-sense social taboos, Kai Motta is the one you need. His voice and strong beats mix together getting you excited."

Hybridlab

The UK Of USA Music Album

March 2005 (Music Album)

"ello dude, king of bling is currently the cruising tune of choice along with eminems new banging tune, weve been blasting ur tunes about oaktown east midlands. keep banging um out!! Today oaktown cruising, tommorow"

MySpace comment

Censor This Music Album

September 2003 (Music Album)

"This set marks out the 23-year-old Londoner as an important talent and perhaps Britain's answer to the likes of Everlast in the States. Think funk meets Richie Havens. A national treasure."

PC Magazine

You Can't Hold Us Down Music E.P.

March 2003 (Music Album)

"Is this what we've been waiting for? A British Bob Dylan who's been brought up on hip hop and funk? Yes!"

PC Magazine

Picture That Outtakes

August 2002 (Music Album)

"This seemingly incongruous mix that gives the whole album such a fresh and dynamic energy. A talent to watch."

BUZZ MAGAZINE

Picture That

August 2001 (Music Album)

"Cominatcha like a Big Issue seller on a flaming skateboard! The kid who's given his name to the four strong groover band Kai Motta is a unique compound of UK bedsitland ire and US funky grooves"

NME MAGAZINE

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Reviews

"I saw five famous comedians this week in Edinburgh and your show, which was free blew them all away…"

Audience member at Edinburgh Festival 2012

"This man knows no fear"

Steve Lamacq BBC Radio

Eclectic rap folk fusion, very original, very political, really worth checking out... Sort of Rage Against the machine meets Dylan!

Attila the stockbroker

"Whilst working on the theory of relativity I found the works of the High Priest a great influence. he touched me deep inside."

Albert Einstein

"As I prepare to be sodomized in just heels and lipstick by five black guys I always play the High Priest to get into the mood. He really touches me deep inside."

Tera Patrick

"On September the 10th I listened to the high priest. He really knows how to spread the love."

Osama Bin Laden

"(The High Priest is)… Like an x-rated musical version of, 'Have I Got News For You'."

Jim Ody – Room Thirteen

"Eminem meets Dylan on literate rapping debut from young British beatnik. The High Priest is a smart young man who's latched on to the idea that Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues was the first rap record."

UNCUT Magazine

"I hate the High Priest. But somehow he still touches me deep inside."

David Cameron, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher

"Before burning Iraq to the ground and killing innocent afghans I heard the High Priest. He will never touch me deep inside."

George Bush

"I have never been touched so many times, deep inside, until I listened to the words of the High Priest, or maybe I have…"

Jenna Jameson

"Some mathematical equations can be a real cunt, but once touched deep inside by the High Priest all comes clear."

Stephen Hawking

"…The High Priest – if this guy starts up a Sunday Church I for one would be there worshiping complete with hangover… 5 stars"

Review of the Wrong Comedy Show hosted by Bob Walsh

"Providing much needed counter balance in this age of unrivalled officially sanctioned deceit, The High Priest relentlessly drops sweet truth bomb beats into the camps of the mainstream deceivers!"

Craig Allan Campbell – Comedian

"Whilst sketching up the emancipation proclamation I found The High Priest a real source of inspiration."

Abraham Lincoln

"I SEE THE LIGHT. now let's party!"

Frank Gallagher

"It's fairly obvious to state, and one should consider, that a world without the High Priest, is like a world without democracy."

Noam Chomsky

"Although i find his material disgusting, I still find that he touches me deep down inside."

Gary Glitter

Contact

Contact the High Priest

Need a High Priest to come and spread the love?

Want someone to come and touch you deep inside using music or comedy? or both.

To book a comedy or music show please use the following email info@thehighpriest.co.uk