Bring out Yer Dead

The Tiger Lillies want to play! (New Press Release)

If you are one of the lucky few to have seen this trio of troubadours perform, you already know that their shows are indeed a rare treat......

Bring out yer dead.
The Tiger Lillies want to play!

If you are one of the lucky few to have seen this trio of troubadours

perform, you already know that their shows are indeed a rare treat.

These are special events, where you were either in the audience or you

missed out. So take warning and book tickets as soon as you can.

Further warnings could also be issued (e.g. not for the easily

offended, highly religious, lovers of animals etc.) however I think

that would be doing the band a disservice. They LOVE to provoke and

tease. So please feel free to bring the local vicar, your mothers,

aunties, pets and any children to the show. The Tiger Lillies are sure

to be waiting!

Martyn Jacques (angel-voiced, accordion playing

front man and song writer), Adrian Stout (upright Bass and toy sheep)

and Adrian Huge (child?s drum kit and assorted plastic and wooden

objects) make up the Tiger Lillies. They have recently completed their

lucky for some 13th album (featuring no less than the Kronos Quartet)

and continue to tour and wow audiences with their simply delicious,

devilish music. Treading a fine line between Brecht/Weill opera,

English music hall, Gypsy folk and even left-bank Parisian buskers, the

Tiger Lillies are like no other band around.

One moment

their blasphemous, perverse irreverence shocks (often leaving their

audience in uncontrollable fits of laughter), the next they still the

air with beautiful ballads of death, cruelty or depravity. They move

between punk-like clown ditties to deadly serious storytellers in the

blink of an eye. No fear of taboos, their subject matter includes rape,

crucifixion, bestiality, murder or prostitution, more often than not

with a hidden morality at the root of each song. Jacques has a

wonderfully clear vision of the world?s inequality, if seen from an all

too blood shot eye.

As a result, they captivate with every

word and timeless sound they make. For fans (they have a cult following

throughout many cities of the world) there is also the fun of being

part of something that is so shocking, so naughty! The band certainly

aim to push all limits, wanting to know how close to damnation each of

us is willing to go. And if damnation is on the cards, the Tiger

Lillies are taking the express elevator down. From listening to their

gorgeous music, they appear to love every second of the ride!

Huge recognition came with their involvement on the junk opera

?Shockheaded Peter?, which opened to rave reviews in England in 1998.

The show toured the world over for four years (including in 1999 runs

at Broadway's New Victory Theatre, and in 2001 the Piccadilly Theatre

on London's West End). The show received two Olivier awards (the

British equivalent of the Tony) including best supporting role in a

musical to Jacques. However there remains a treasure box of jewels

still to discover outside of this one project. Catch them while you

can, and see what you have been missing!

The naughty minstrels

are soon to be found playing the following dates: +++ (France and

Italy) to promote their latest collection of songs from the "The Sea"

and ?The Gorey End?. For concert information, CD orders or just a

glimpse into their twisted, cobwebbed filled, eerie world visit their