09.05.10 Double Bill Spectacle...Thomas Truax Hopscotch Boulevard -
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.
The Guardian: "When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal."
Sleazy Speakeasy Jazz Musak from Leicester's Hopscotch Boulevard. Drums and organ - without the bingo and strippers - Delving deep into the separate bags of Jimmy Smith, Blue Note-era jazz and late-1960s lounge-style freakbeat.