VorSpill: Noir-Lounge #2: Konsert med Thomas Truax (US) & Niall Connolly (IRL)
lørdag 21. april 2012 kl. 19:00 på Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5
featuring live music performances by
THOMAS TRUAX (US/UK)
NIALL CONNOLLY (IRL/US)
hosted by Mark Steiner & His Problems
On this Saturday evening, before you head out to the bars, pubs & clubs of Oslo, why not stop by, have a drink or two, look at some art and experience some free live music?
Feel free to bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers and a friend. (No booze, please! ;)
IMPORTANT! RSVP “attending” or “maybe attending” to be on the door list!
Always free admission, BUT a “pass the hat” payment for the artist(s) is most appreciated…! ;-)
THOMAS TRUAX (pronounced troo-aks) travels the world singing into a contraption he invented called ‘The Hornicator’. Constructed on the shell of a junk gramophone horn it resembles something that might have been dreamt up by Dr. Seuss. He taps out live rhythm loops, plucks assorted strings, springs and attached noisemakers, building a backdrop of layered hypnotic sounds on top of which come some of the most striking stories about clones, butterflies, dogs, technology, loneliness, and other beautiful and sad things. Splendid magazine called 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.” His acclaimed full length albums ‘Audio Addiction’, ‘Full Moon Over Wowtown’ and ‘Why Dogs Howl At The Moon’ are available on Psycho Teddy/Real Time and SL records, as are a handful of singles and compilation tracks.
NIALL CONNOLLY is widely regarded among his peers as one of Ireland’s most promising young songwriters. His debut album, ‘Songs from a Corner’ (2001), went to number one in the Hot Press indie charts and helped Connolly build a loyal fan base in Ireland as well as affording him the opportunity to tour Britain and mainland Europe. His follow up, ‘As Tomorrow Creeps From The East’ (2003), opened further doors and brought him to North America for three tours. Niall’s music has already received airplay in Ireland, New York, Toronto and Sydney. ‘As Tomorrow Creeps From The East’ has also bizarrely recorded internet sales in as yet untoured territories including Japan and New Zealand.