The Dermot Jones Meltdown™ showcases a variety of local musical talent at this year’s Foodival, including Dermot himself and some artists so secret we cannot yet name them here! Here is a taster of some of this year’s acts.
Armed with six steel strings, a larynx, and a love of music stretching back to the 1930’s – a little before he was born – Dermot will entertain you with his own original songs mixed in with off-the-wall covers and instrumentals from the worlds of Soul, Pop, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz, Rock – but not JazzRock, sorry – Spanish, and Ragtime @DermotTJones
|The Troubadours de l’Avenue Verte|
The Troubadours de l’Avenue Verte, Jawadi Darabuka, Bain Stringy Thing, Longpela Pick and Blow are Lido regulars going out to play with a mix of of Irish, Disco, Rhythm and Blues. Just back from their European tour, where they eschewed a tour bus for three bicycles.
|Tai Li Ling|
Tai Li Ling is a ukulele/guitar-playing Scouser specialising in Folk and Blues songs about her experiences living in the Big Smoke – when not in her day job at St George’s University.www.taililing.com Soundcloud
Slim Estrada, deep south bluesman and Foodival veteran will be making his way out of the alligator-infested swamps (of Ealing) to join us again this year. We don’t know if Pablo X and Washboard Bob will be joining him! www.slim-estrada.com
Emma and the Hot Tub Men play an eclectic mixture of original blues and traditional folk songs, with the odd French cover thrown in. Emma has a beautiful, original voice with a wide range and a soulful, yet ethereal tone. https://soundcloud.com/emma-and-the-hot-tub-menhttps://www.facebook.com/emmaandthehottubmen
Vincent Burke recently discovered the fresh air and long walks of Summer Festivals playing Latitude Festival; some of the set went out on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3. He is well behaved, pet-friendly and occasionally entertaining. His music is melodic and not stupid, and now contains the added ingredients of double-bass and percussion. http://www.vincentburke.co.uk
There will also be acoustic songs and edutainment from a mystery special guest. 100% British culture from a world citizen… expect everything from kawalee to punk via country ballad and beatbox.
More information will be added to this post as we receive it … The Meltdown has secrets you know!