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.
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