Weird gadgets galore on Truax's new tour

By James Driver-Fisher | Music | Published:

He is still merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist’s brain for weird gadgets.

Thomas Truax will play Centrala in Birmingham

One-off American singer Thomas Truax has confirmed a run of UK live shows throughout March and April, for his ‘New Music Machines’ tour, including one in Birmingham.

Truax is known for his unique and self-made instruments including a motorised drum machine made of bike wheels, spoons and other found items, called Mother Superior, and a souped up Gramophone called The Hornicator.

Having written albums and toured non-stop for nearly two decades, he decided it was due time to dedicate himself to expanding the menagerie with some new musical contraptions.

Bolstered by his Bandcamp supporters and some Arts Council England funding, he devoted much of last year to dreaming up and building new musical inventions which, alongside his familiar friends, will be previewed on this tour.

Notable Truax supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Gemma Ray, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, Brian Viglione Bob Log III and the late author, Terry Pratchett.

Truax will be joined by Kate Arnold when his New Music Machines UK Tour stops off in Centrala, Birmingham, on March 28.

Tickets are available through and doors open at 8pm.

Truax also plays Ramsgate, London, Oxford, Brighton, Southend-on-Sea, Liverpool, Leeds, Coventry, Sheffield, York and Stockton-On-Tees.

James Driver-Fisher

By James Driver-Fisher

Motorsport journalist and entertainment and food reviewer for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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