So I used to [barely] know Andrew Tyree from the masterful spoken word group Fiveology back during my mini “modeling” stint, hanging out at Cal State Dominguez and living in Inglewood. [It’s ok to namedrop now that they’re officially famous, right? haha!] I’d met him at a couple talent shows and then again at The Savoy. My roommate at the time was also a poet and fan of Andrew, so we kept in touch [as well as famous people can with us regular folk] via social media. He’d post videos and his performance schedule and we’d show up and show some [non-groupie] love. And now, Andrew, along with the other four members Fiveology, has opened for Jill Scott and performed on The Arsenio Hall Show and Verses & Flow. Bruuuh.
The point of my braggy backstory? I watched Andrew grow into such an inspiring artist. I mean he’s always been amazing with great stage presence and an emphatic voice, but now the world knows. Spoken word is such a lovely art form and I admire anyone who possesses the power in their delivery to make you feel what they feel. And with a touring team of dynamic poets having equal amounts of delicious, thought-provoking talent, Fiveology is a force to be reckoned with. A band of brothers spreading good vibes and light and love. They speak on real issues, make you think and it’s obvious they really love what they do. I hope they have a long long loooong career.
[feature photo cred: wearefiveology.com]