Jamie McDermott the Yorkshire born visual artist, composer, and vocalist, known for his strikingly individual crooner meets counter-tenor voice. He is the creator of art- pop curiosity The Irrepressibles, a genre clashing “performance orchestra” who’s unique spectacles choreographed by McDermott – have been performed at many prestigious venues internationally (including UK commissions for the V&A museum, South bank Centre, and Barbican Hall.
McDermott is also the creator of Conversations with Sound (2005-onwards), a choir who seek to interact with ‘mundane’ spaces in subversive ways – making public installations of sounds and music from the reactions and interactions of the public in real time.
McDermott will also sing Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs, along with new songs from Conor Mitchell and Mark Ravenhill, commissioned by Aldeburgh Music for his Centenary in 2013 and Pierrot Lunaire’ by Schoenberg as part of Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Non-Classical’ event for his centenary this year.
Jamie McDermott played the part of Seabrook in 2012’s performance of Star-shaped Biscuit. A new atmospheric opera devised and written by author, David Toop. Jamie is a part of the group ‘The Irrepressibles’. For more information, visit their website www.theirrepressibles.com