Thomas Truax to headline at COGmachine 28 May 2010

Thomas Truax & musical machines

Thomas Truax & musical machines

I’m incredibly excited to let you all know that the King of SteamPunk Music, Mr. Thomas Truax is our headline act at the COGmachine fundraiser on 28 May at Bar One.

If you splice Tim Burton onto Terry Gilliam, then put them through the David Lynch machine, setting the dials and levers to ‘Extraordinary Musician’, you’ll end up with Thomas Truax.

Thomas Truax & the Hornicator

Thomas Truax & the Hornicator

Thomas Truax is a one man band of wonderment and delight.  He is a musician who invents insane  mechanical machines through which he makes incredible music.  All the mechanical musicians have names and their own characters and personalities.   Truax is also a phenomenal songwriter and spoken word artist.

We’re so lucky he’s supporting our event.  I’ve been a huge fan of his for over 5 years – Jerry wrote his name on a scrap of paper and fixed me with a hard stare and said “look him up, you’ll ****ing love his stuff”  and I do, and I really hope you all do too.

A selection of my favourite Thomas Truax music films

Truax Reviewed

“There’s a fine line between the unique and the insane, and it’s a line which New Yorker Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) straddles with his chin held high and ‘ The Hornicator ‘ firmly glued to his left ear. His collection of home made instruments look as though plucked straight from the mind of Tim Burton and are combined with loop pedals, guitars and lashings of imagination to create one of the most unusual and entertaining live shows you will ever see.” Splendid magazine calls him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”

The Guardian: “When he performs, it is a spectacle – the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal.”

2 thoughts on “Thomas Truax to headline at COGmachine 28 May 2010

    • misachievement says:

      Cheers Tim. Several of his albums are on iTunes – Audio Addiction is my favourite. ‘Stranger on a train’ from the album ‘Why Dogs Howl at the Moon’ is very cool – you’ll appreciate the reference to Midland Mainline too.

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