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DeLand, Florida, United States | INDIE

DeLand, Florida, United States | INDIE
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"DeLando Fest Embraces original music"

Staff report

DELAND -- The DeLand band Dish say their music is "folk rock over buckets, pots and pans."

That's because percussionist Nathaniel Aguilar literally bangs on those things, as well as what he and his brother, singer-guitarist Roberto, call "junk gypsy found percussion."

The duo will be one of nine acts performing original music at the inaugural Delando Fest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Caffe da Vinci, 112 W. Georgia Ave.

Admission is $10 in advance, available at Steve's Downtown Music in DeLand and Atlantic Sounds in Daytona Beach, or from members of participating bands. Admission at the door is $12. For more information, call the venue at 386-736-4646.

Also on the bill: Lauris Vidal and His Warm Guns, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Mumpsy, Heather Lee and Jordan Wynn, the Apple Blossoms, the Transfers, Mike Dunn and the Kings of New England, and Matt Butcher.

Bands will perform on the Tongue and Groove Gallery stage inside as well as the Beer Garden stage in the courtyard.

"Our personalities are very different," Roberto Aguilar said of his brother and band mate. "In respect to our instruments, Nathaniel has always been more interested in inventing new ideas and fixing things with whatever happened to be lying around the house. He's kind of like the MacGyver of the group, although he also plays a mean drum set. He's also classically trained.

"Me personally, I like a simple but good quality set of instruments and just play." - Daytona Beach News Journal

"NPR interview" - Katie Ball

"Contempt Records Label Launch at Revolution"

On the outside stage the brothers Roberto and Nathaniel Aguilar, performing under the name Dish, showcased their untraditional style of rock. While Roberto fronts the band delivering guitar and vocals easily comparable to the likes of Thom Yorke, Nathaniel delivers percussion in tones that are unique by playing a homemade kit made of buckets, pans, and miscellaneous contraptions. Talking to one of the guys that was part of The Smashup entourage I was trying to explain the
strenght of Contempt in that they focus on developing bands that don’t fall into the norms of typical music. While lacking low frequency instumentation the bands intimacy more than adequately compensates. - Indie Punk

"Dish Review by Public Radio Arts Contributor"

It’s a fine night when you’re drinking a beer not expecting much of anything just before a neighborhood band turns your world upside down. Deland band Dish did that for me. A brother duo not afraid to explore the dynamics between light and dark/quiet reflection and reckless abandon--Dish should be playing every key venue in Central Florida. Singer/Guitarist Roberto Aguilar’s technically gifted voice ranges from an enticing plea to a zealous battle cry as it soars above soul-stirring arrangements. With paint buckets, trash can lids and other odd elements of what basically looks like a productive trash haul percussionist Nathaniel Aquilar knocks out intricate beats with remarkably fine tones, far better than any mere money could buy. Dish is one of the best musical surprises I’ve had in years. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

–Katie Ball
Author of Any Cool Music?
Public Radio Arts Contributor - Katie Ball - Author of " Any Cool Music?"


Los Angeles, EP produced by Dish, Jay Bellerose and Jennifer Condos. Engineered by Ryan Freeland. Mixed by Ryan Freeland and Mastered by Bob Katz.

Ma Raison De Vivre Ton Amour 2009 produced by Dish, mixed by David Bayles



Dish Started as a brotherly Duo in 2003, though they have been playing music together since they could remember.
After an EP in L.A. produced by renouned Drummer Jay Bellerose and vetern Bassist Jen Condos, the duo began to make a buzz from NPR, College Radio Stations and even in France. After a rough east coast tour the self produced Full release Ma Raison De Vivire Ton Amoure was released, the plans for touring to support the record were foiled by the Departure of drummer Nathaniel Aguilar.

Roberto has continued playing under the Dish Moniker with different variations: at times hiring only a drummer, playing solo or even having up to 5 players on stage. Through the refining proccess of changing players and new and home made instruments constantly turning under Roberto's foundations of solid songwritng, Dish has become more of a living organism than a band. Being fully aware of his surroundings, each show is a new regeneration of brilliant songwriting and intense performances.

Dish has shared the stage with Art Alexakis of everclear, Great Northern, Third Eye Blind, Margot Nuclear and the so and so's, Audrye Sessions, and recorded an album produced by Jay Bellerose ( played with Paula Cole, Beck, Robert Plant and Allison Kraus and more) and Jennifer Condos (Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontauge) and that was engeneered by Ryan freeland