The evening began with the delightful Polly Tones, a Swedish duo playing a selection of pleasingly harmonious acoustic songs, including a cover of God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Thomas Truax. What followed was an enthralling hour of storytelling, accompanied by ingenious Steampunkesque musical devices.
The set list was a combination of old favourites and recent additions from the monthly music project:
Prove to my Daughter
A Notice of Eviction to a Closet Full of Skeletons
Inside the Internet
What’s the Matter with my Grey Matter?
Why Dogs Howl at the Moon (Part One)
The Butterfly and the Entomologist
I Put a Spell on You
You can follow Thomas Truax on Twitter, or like the Facebook page for news of upcoming gigs and album releases. Many thanks to @pleonastic for evangelizing so enthusiastically – I’ll be sure to go again!