The Hug and Pint, Glasgow.
This event is for 18 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Thomas Truax, the inventive American songwriter, crafts music that takes
you on a whimsical and unpredictable sonic journey. His live performances
are immersive and eccentric, captivating audiences with a delightful blend
of homemade instruments, live guitar looping, and enchanting storytelling.
His unique self-made 'band mates' include a motorized drum machine made of
bike wheels, spoons and other found items called 'Mother Superior' and a
souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator'
But don't let the novelty fool you. He is also a talented guitar player,
storyteller, and performer who crafts rich, poetically evocative songs
about insects, trees, technology, love, and a lifelong fascination with the
Moon. His music evades easy pigeonholing as his songs flit between art
rock, post-punk, touches of 50s rockabilly and a distinctive brand of
Ten studio LPs include highly-rated covers album 'Songs From The Films Of
His most recent album 'Dream Catching Songs,' features renowned drummer
Budgie (Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Slits, The Creatures) thundering along
with Truax's self-made mechanical drummer Mother Superior. It's garnered
rave reviews and plays on BBC radio 6.
Though he usually performs solo, other notable past supporters and
collaborators have included Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, James Smith of
Yard Act, Richard Hawley, Bob Log III, Brian Viglione (Dresden
Dolls/Violent Femmes) and the late author Terry Pratchett.
"Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics." -UNCUT
"Endlessly inventive and creative.A show not to be missed!" -Oxford Times
"The spectacle of Truax's live set is unlike anything that you'll see
elsewhere, but if it was all about the mechanical stagecraft it wouldn't
keep bringing us back. Thankfully the songs sparkle with the same sense of
invention, imbued with humour and heart" -Joyzine