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SOUP REVIEW! JACKALOPE TALES! JOHN DYSON!
DEL SCOTT MILLER!
Are songwriting duo Chris Delamere and Mario D’Agostino, two friends who came together over their mutual love of recording songs in their bedrooms to write DIY pop songs which walk a fine line between silliness and sincerity, high concept and novelty, folk and anti-folk.
Their debut album ‘From the Bed to the Settee (And Back Again)’ is a scrapbook collection of songs about everyday joys and frustrations, about friendships and recipes, disastrous parties and quiet nights in, as well as flights of fancy through boringly familiar landscapes. They tell stories through goofy wordplay, sharp observations and loving pastiche.
Soup Review are casting a critical eye on the great gumbo of life. Much like ‘Half Man Half Biscuit’ before them, Soup Review is observing the road well-travelled and leaving lengthy Trip Advisor reviews about the potholes they find. Imagine Soup Review as the “Morrisseys of Morrisons” (minus the shitty stuff), or as Lennon and McCartney farting around in the waiting room before their CBT session. They’re like Stars in their Eyes on SSRIs.
JackalopeTales brings the authentic sound of alt.country and americana to South Yorkshire via Texas, Alaska, Sheffield and Dronfield. Live cover versions include songs by Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Warren Zevon and Jim White.
John came late to the art of songwriting, in fact lateness has become something of a trade mark of his musical career. His songs are inventive, somewhat eccentric in structure and wistfully engaging.eMr Dyson attempts to blend the essence of the American Songbook greats with the romantic decadence of Jacque Brel, the lyrical imagary of David Bowie’s later works and the kitsch of Marc Bolan.
Currently recording the new album, The Return Of The Man Who Never Came Back, his artistic licence has 9 points.
Del Scott Miller
His previous credits include a decade as the lead song-writer, guitarist and co-vocalist for the alternative-indie pop band Mynas and as the go-to guitarist for a number of singers including Lee England and Laura Conway. His solo music takes inspiration from the folk tradition and features elements of blues, jazz and especially fingerstyle guitar playing.
His music references Geoff Farina (Karate, Glorytellers), Nick Drake, John Martyn, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Paul Simon, Dave Brubeck, Jeff Buckley, Ennio Morricone, Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski.