The High Priest, the irreverent Reverend, delivers a service like no other church on the planet; spreading the love and touching the congregation deep inside. This is musical comedy with sex, politics and hymns from the Deep South… of England, Folkestone twinned with Alabama. The bastard son of Tenacious D, Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords provides hot salvation for those in need of healing, leading them to the promised land!
Now ask yourself brothers and sisters…
Are you ready to feel the love?
Are you ready to be touched deep inside?
Are you ready to see God?!
Auspiciously Motta began his musical career with one of the last true rock and roll, controversial, maverick music managers, Stevo Pearce, featured in Johnny Rogans book “Starmakers and Svengalis: The History of British Pop Management”. This relationship produced the album ‘Picture That’ to critical acclaim and was released on legendary label Some Bizzare!!
“Eminem meets Dylan on literate rapping debut from young British beatnik. Motta is a smart young man who’s latched on to the idea that Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues was the first rap record.”
“This has to be one of the most individual albums released so far this year.”
“There’s something endearing in the way he tackles the big issues of the world (poverty, war, the crumbling eco-system.”
Feeling the need to convert, Motta joined the priesthood of comedy and became the self appointed ‘High Priest’ combining mirth and music to ‘touch you deep inside’.
In 2014 the Mirror newspaper printed one of The High Priest’s jokes in the top 100 jokes of that year at the Edinburgh festival. Number 95. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-100-jokes-edinburgh-fringe-4075470
Controversy is no stranger to The High Priest and he wears it well, in fact he would probably be lost without it, engaging in subjects where other acts wouldn’t want to tread, and where some wouldn’t even know how.
The High Priest can be seen solo with just jokes and a guitar or playing with his band ‘the Brotherhood’. “Let me touch you deep inside!” he asks, and the chances are, by the end of the set you will be from his thought provoking material.
“(The High Priest is)… Like an x-rated musical version of, ‘Have I Got News For You’.”
Jim Ody – Room Thirteen
“This man knows no fear”
Steve Lamacq BBC Radio
1. Woman stands up in pub in Cambridge circus and starts shouting at me asking why do I have to be so aggressive and disgusting?
2. Woman jumps on stage and tries rip out my dog collar in Worlds End pub Finsbury after I sing 'censor this'. The compere and bar staff jump onto the stage while I pin her to the stage by throat.
3. Woman in the Windmill pub comes and stares into my face for 10 minutes as I pack up my gear after a performance and then tries to tell me how offended she is.Read More