Years Active 2003-Present
Members Tomás Ford
I play tunes that grab cabaret and throw it into techno and house-inspired arrangements. Over the years this has evolved through more electroclash, industrial and then synthpop influences to the pretty idiosyncratic sound I’ve gotten to now. Live, I program beats, run video projections, change between myriad costumes and spend a lot of my time running around audiences, creating as much chaos as possible.
After my projects Descend Here and a comedy duo with Shane Adamczak folded within a couple of months of each other, I decided to explore solo work. Initially I performed as Tomás Ford's Cabaret Of Death and explored a mixture of electroclash and spoken word.
Until recently, I was playing nearly every weekend, so I've shared bills with almost everyone in town. In terms of supports, Gary Numan, Birds Of Tokyo, The Presets, Mouse On Mars, Architecture In Helsinki, Of Montreal, Love Is All. Lately I've slid over to the cabaret world where I've shared lineups with people like East End Cabaret, Marcel Lucont, Le Gateau Chocolat, Geraldine Quinn and Frisky & Mannish.
A splendidly successful Edinburgh debut and nomination for TO&ST Edinburgh Cabaret Award in 2012, leading to a second season in 2013. Sold out season at Fringe World and winner of Best WA Cabaret Award in 2012. Somewhere in the vicinity of fifteen interstate tours with Big Day Out and as opening act for Birds Of Tokyo in 2009. Four WAMi Award wins - three consecutive wins for Best Electronic Producer and one for Best Live Electronic Act.
Descend Here (1999-2004). Was also in a comedy duo with musical comic Shane Adamczak from 2003-2005.
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