American Thomas Truax is one of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe. He travels the world performing with his evolving "band" of surreal self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as guitar.
UNCUT magazine says "Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" while 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."
He crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar, including various reasons 'Why Dogs Howl at The Moon'. His eight studio LPs include highly-rated covers album 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, and the late author Terry Pratchett. Brian Viglione (of the Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) plays drums on Thomas's latest studio album 'Jetstream Sunset'.
Edinburgh holds a special place in Thomas's history. Alongside Withered Hand, Saint Jude's Infirmary, Ballboy, et al he was one of the main acts on city's sorely missed SL Records label during its peak years. He was also the only non-fiction character to appear in two different novels by Edinburgh authors: 'Trackman' by Catriona Child (Luath 2012) and 'Itchy Grumble' by Paul Vickers (Chaos In An Inkwell 2012).
More info at http://www.thomastruax.com/about/
Based in Edinburgh, singer/ songwriter Hailey Beavis is testament to true creative art.
A self taught musician, writer and artist, Norfolk born Hailey is currently recording her debut album, due for release in 2015, to further enhance her reputation as one of the UK's finest evolving artists. Her voice and songs are honest and true to her life experiences, revealing a boundless and free imagination.
More info at http://www.myspace.com/haileybeavis
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £8 stbf from Ticketweb, The Voodoo Rooms, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.