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ED2012 Music Review: Tom Thum (Underbelly Productions and Strut & Fret)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Music Reviews

My jaw almost hit the floor. I actually couldn’t believe my ears. I had mistaken the show I was seeing ‘Tom Thum’ for the well-known fairytale Tom Thumb. And I couldn’t have been more wrong if I tried. What I was witnessing was this genius, a beat boxer live on stage; mere beat-boxing doesn’t cover it though. This man was beat boxing, making music and singing. All at once. The Australian performer showed off his outstanding talent as a solo-act, almost hypnotising the audience in to a trance like state, leaving them fascinated; questioning “how does he do it?” From sounds such as the bagpipes to frog-noises Tom proved his spectrum of abilities. Even as they left, the audience was still in awe at the sheer genius of the show.

Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 9, 13, 20), 6.45pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Rachel Campbell]


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