‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ Bags It Up In Blues

Fantastic Negrito Wins Best Contemporary Blues Album For "Please Don't Be Dead' at 2019 GRAMMYs

Fantastic Negrito takes home Best Contemporary Blues Album for Please Don’t Be Dead at the 61st GRAMMY Awards


Trebuchet was privileged to witness Fantastic Negrito at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2017 where he gave a blisteringly memorable performance.
Sarah Corbett wrote at the time, “Fantastic Negrito is a man with an eventful past reborn as a Prince-channelling Grammy award winner. Opening number Working Poor, with lyrics as relevant for the frustration of low-wage Britain as for his homeland, and a chorus (“I keep on knocking but I can’t get in”) that bores into your brain, plunged us into a raw and authentic set”. Read the whole article here.
Sporting a bright red suit and a mohawk Negrito said, “I want to thank the Academy for recognising a complete freak and weirdo that makes his albums in an art gallery ’cause I Iike the vibe” and went on to say, “I want to thank all the fans, the supporters, I’m nothing without you. Negrito nation!”

He also gave a shout out to the town he grew up in, “I would like to thank the city of Oakland, the Bay Area,” he said.

Fantastic Negrito Web Site

Fantastic Negrito, Trebuchet salutes you.

Live stage photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.

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Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.

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