Bone Machine Plays The Music of Tom Waits

Bone Machine Plays The Music of Tom Waits

Saturday, 20 July 2024, 8.00pm

There are songs that have defined our lives through the good times and the bad, you have heard them sheltering at the crossroads of misery and abandon, you have heard them at the alter of ecstasy and elation. Songs that portray everything from sin, murder, love, death, regret and hope to songs that are simply enjoyed for their time defying melodies and their inexplicable lifting of the soul. When such songs and music are discussed there is one name that is routinely referred to... TOM WAITS. Mr Waits has spent his lifetime fathoming the depth of power of the written word through the art form of music, amounting to a force that conveys emotions that are seldom captured in any other artistic form.

For the past 10 years Irish and UK audiences have witnessed an incendiary show performed by BONE MACHINE, that captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits. An exhilarating performance that’s playing to packed houses of increasingly adoring fans. The world of Mr Waits is uniquely presented with a characteristic authority rarely harnessed by mere mortals within any single show to date.

Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians that perform a firebrand, melancholic, punk jazz set of Tom Waits songs. The band comprises Jack Healy on vocals/guitars and megaphone, Shane Fitzsimons on bass, Terry Cooke on drums, Morgan Cooke on keys. Each member of Bone Machine has performed in front of thousands of people at home and abroad over the past number of years in bands such as The Van Diemens, Damien Rice, Mundy, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery etc. They’ve also laid down countless tracks on albums, EP’s and singles in studios from LA-hinch to LA USA.

Whether or not the songs and music of Tom Waits play a central roll in your music collection, you simply have to experience this show live to feel the heaven-opening maelstrom of beauty scarcely captured by a live band. From blood soaked ballads to evocative Godliness and anarchic elegance there has never been a show that has captured the golden thread of what makes Waits such a legend until now!

BONE MACHINE are the crusading dark horses that keep the mysteries of life alive, offering an escape route and destination to anyone seeking liberation from the norm. A night out with Bone Machine will reinforce your belief in the songs of Tom Waits. From Martha to Downtown Train this band bring the heart, atmosphere and sweat to performances brimming with a ramshackle sophistication and honesty as well as the Waitsian monologues and funny anecdotes that Waits is universally celebrated for. Ladies and gentlemen let us present... BONE MACHINE.

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