- 20 Mar 19
Fantastic Negrito will play the Academy Green room on Thursday 6 June with tickets from €26 including booking fee on sale Friday 22 March at 9am from Ticketmaster. This event is strictly over 18’s.
Fantastic Negrito’s narrative is his sound, songs born from a long hard life channelled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano; urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it,” who “got it,” who lost it all, and managed to find his way back.
Returning to music in 2014 by playing on the streets of Oakland, Fantastic Negrito won the inaugural NPR Tiny Desk contest. In 2016 he released his debut full length album, The Last Days of Oakland, which went on to win a Grammy in 2017 for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
Fantastic Negrito’s latest release Please Don't Be Dead won a 2019 Grammy for the Best Contemporary Blues Album. “The last album was more observational,” says Negrito. “On this one I'm bringing the fight.”