NEWS

May 2024

Mr Diagonal will play his 5th Japanese tour 24 may – 7 june :

24 may: Nardis: Jazz bar Kashiwa
25 may: Inage: Jazz spot Candy
26 may: Kanazawa: Jazz bar Moykiriya
27 may: Niigata Jazz Flash
28 may: Tokyo Haretara Sorani Mame Maite
30 may: Osaka Satone
31 may: Toyooka Okukinosaki seaside hotel
1 june: Kobe Theater Jazzy
2 june: Kyoto Musica
7 june: Naha (Okinawa) Groove                        

Big thanks to Tom Ohsawa and Aiko Kono for their help!

facebook link (Tokyo area / Kanazawa / Niigata)

facebook link (Kansai)

 

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Mr Diagonal will be performing his one-man show Join the Dots at the Edinburgh Fringe 1-25 augustVenue: The Raging Bull Dates: 1-25 (not 12) august at 9pm (55 mins)

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New bedroom album Join the Dots coming soon (may 2024)!

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I forgot to tell you: mr Diagonal’s Scotch hit Tartan Dinosaurs was a finalist in the 2023 Great American Song Contest. (which gives me the right to use this fancy sticker on my website)

Having completely forgotten, I entered the 2024 contest with the same song and got a ‘special mention’ in the ‘special category’. Which is pretty pretty damn…special.

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July 2021

Mr Diagonal proudly presents North Pacific (a desert island disk).

3 years in the making, it’s available in 3 formats on bandcamp and in my shop: CD, digital download and message in a bottle.

North Pacific (a desert island disc) is a subtropical mutation of chanson anglaise, filtered through a diagonal prism to create a fractured, playful pop.
With his trusty shipmates Yannick Dupont (Moog, percussion) and Quentin Manfroy (bass, bass flute), and guest string quartet In Praise of Folly we share mr Diagonal’s maritime adventures: his squalls and sunny spells, his shipwrecks, the highs and lows of desert island life, his attempts at maritime carpentry, his manioc intoxications.
Perhaps the first belgo-scottish desert island disc, North Pacific is a maritime mirage in full-screen stereo, a summer soundtrack for drifters and dreamers.

PRESS

Muzzart (France)

Mr Diagonal soigne ses arrangements, transcende la pop, l’emmène à l’envi sur des terres nées de sa fertilité de musicien rodé. Sa musique, dans un vent de nouveauté, balaie nos faces et en relifte les traits…Dans le même temps, il offre une finesse infinie. Voilà du bon, du tout bon même, aux entournures pas si posées qu’il n’y parait.
 
More press here. Video here.
 
Not avalable on Spotify or any streaming plaforms. Please support fairtrade music!

New interview on Psychedelic Baby Magazine here!

Brand new video Maybe I’ll Build a Boat here! From the forthcoming album North Pacific (out 23 july).

Check out the CD artwork here. Album to be released next week, 23/07/2021

Watch here mr Diagonal’s dead-stream video. Recorded at the Northern Quarter, Huddersfield, july 2020. The show is recorded ‘dead’ on stage, to be projected on a life-size screen to a socially spaced-out audience. With thanks to Mike and Sam at this great little venue.