The joys of toy piano: Lily and King will bring 1940 New Orleans sounds to Ballarat this weekend, complete with a toy drum kit and toy piano.
WITH a style described as “hot Dixieland punk”, Lily andKing are set to turn Ballarat into a New Orleans 1940s nightclub this weekend.
If you can imagine being entertained by a duo using all their limbs for making music while also employing the assistance of half a toy drum kit,this is it.
Comprised of Lisa Baird and Tony King, the Melbourneduo plays “junkyard acoustic” and “street corner stomp”, bringing back the haunting melodies of sailor songs and quirkiness ofcurious carnie show tunes.
Baird sings and plays trombone, toy piano, melodica and djembe –West African drums.
Meanwhile, King plays guitar, sings “the odd vocal or two” and has mastered the art of “robust” foot drumming.
With their music a little “dirty and wicked”, Baird said she took up the trombone initially to meet dysfunctional men, and that her efforts have been duly rewarded.
Since then, the pair has travelled extensively across Australia and has become a popular live act at festivals –their toy piano and toy drum kit in tow. They have also supported the likes of Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Llooyd Spiegel and Kerri Simpson.
Lily andKing will perform at Suttons House of Music this Saturday, April 23.
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