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  • Years Active

    2012 – present (6 years)

The Misanthrope is the acoustic alter ego of Kevin de Groot.

Kevin first appeared as half of the post punk duo Janifacy Farm finalists in the South East Essex rock content in 1980. Relocating to Reading, Kevin performed with synth rock band Tirana in the mid 80s. During this period he acted (appearing in the Edinburgh Festival in 1982) and performed as a stand up comic under the name Kevin the Amazing Performing Elephant, acting as compare at the renowned Paradise Club.

On his return to Southend, Kevin joined punk/RnR band Kronstadt Uprising.

Following the split of Kronstadt at the end of the 80s the first iteration of The Misanthrope emerged performing at the Mean Fiddler acoustic rooms.

Later in the 90s Kevin joined forces with ex Anathema front man Darren White to form Dead Men Dream Colchester based goth metallers. This was followed by Leopardskin Nuclear Bomber who recorded a self titled EP before their split in 2006.

The current iteration of The Misanthrope emerged in 2008 with the recording of the Whispered Words Wasted Winds ep and a number of well received London gigs.

The Medusa's Delight ep was subsequenrly released in January 2009.

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