mr Diagonal, prime minister of pop
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This show is multi-faceted composer / performer at the frontiers of pop, cabaret and theatre. In true diagonal fashion, he always cuts a dash and declines to cut corners.
Often compared with Jake Thackray, Divine Comedy, Kurt Weil or "Noel Coward on Mushrooms", his songs are noted for their lyrical precision, harmonic invention and a density of imagination and arrangement that recalls the 'light' music of yesteryear. It's a playful, knowing pop that hides a romantic soul with bipolar tendencies.
He has released 5 albums, mostly on and has a loyal following in Japan. He has featured on BBC radio, the UK Guardian, The Wire magazine and Japanese national TV. He also writes for other artists in various styles.
His latest after-dinner show is presented solo at the piano / guitar with a few rambling asides and a dash of dark humour. It highlights his more surreal output, drawn from dreams, his highly subjective travel log, and the more inaccessible parts of the right brain.

“A voyage of the mind...a poetic navigation by star and dead reckoning”
— Brian Morton, The Wire magazine (UK)
"Clearly a genius" — Momus
"Dreamy and colourful with the treacherous threat of lurking danger”
— Leon Pouwels, Written in Music
“Creative mind pushed to the limit...on the border between reality and fantasy, between genius and madness, between nonsense and visionary... always on the razor's edge between serious and humorous, in a gigantic trompe- l-oeil"
—Manuel Maverna, Music Map

Company: mr Diagonal plc


Genre: Music & Nightlife

Duration: 60 mins

Lower Age Suitability: 8

Upper Age Suitability: +

Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.

Venues: Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco

Accessible Toilet Assistance Dogs Welcome Wheelchair Access Step-free Access

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Sun 14th May 9.30pm

Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco

Standard: £10

Conc: £8


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