Time period: Present day
Date nominated: Sep 27, 2014
Average rating: 3.98
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Is one man singing gritty, home grown, foot stomping Jazz, Blues, Gospel & Ragtime songs; accompanied by his Ukulele, wooden stomp-block and trusty Kazoo.
His music, style and persona has been described as the â??Darker side of ragtime!â? and developed from a chance meeting with Duncan Wilcox (The Jake Leg jug Band)
He wrote over 30 songs in an authentic 1920â??s & 30â??s style with the intention of supporting their act prior to their live performances.
He quickly went on to performing this material as a solo artist playing venues in the United Kingdom.
His strap-line â??The Darker side of ragtime!â? hints at his distinctive voice, musical persona and anarchic performances.
His wordy lyrics and rustic playing style paints a lively and atmospheric portrayal of characters and places visited through-out his eclectic life.
Influences include: William S. Burroughs, C.W. Stoneking, Quentin Crisp, Leon Redbone, Tom Waits, Vivian Stanshall, Fats Waller, Edward Lear, Rudyard Kipling, Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosh.
Jug Band Hall of Fame
Sponsored by Arlo Leach and the National Jug Band Jubilee
Inspired by The Amazing Mister
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