The Twoks will be performing at 7pm, Friday 17 May at Fish Creek Memorial Hall. Cost is $15 per ticket with children u/14 free.
Tickets are available at
Gecko Studio Gallery – 15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek (open Thur to Mon 10am – 5pm, ph 5683 2481)
Main Street Revelations – 31 Main Street, Foster (open weekdays (closed Tuesday) 10am – 5pm; Sat; 9:30am – 4pm; Sun 10am – 4pm ph 5682 1381)
The Twoks are a Melbourne-based art-pop duo featuring Xani Kolac on electric violin and vocals and Mark Leahy on drums. The duo seamlessly incorporate live looping technology and various effects pedals into original pop music obscuring genre stereotyping and stylistic definition. Their music has been described as cinematic, sunny, edgy and tribal and really does take risks and stretch the boundaries of contemporary musical work.
The electric violin is the electric guitar Xani Kolac never had. Sending the violin through effects such as distortion, delay, the mighty pog and a BOSS RC-50, Xani loops live, sings and plays violin all at the same time. Mark Leahy is the driving tribal rhythm that takes this alternative art-pop music into a bright and edgy dance genre with a hint of chamber music-experimentica.
The Twoks are influenced by the likes of France’s Camille, Imogen Heap, Bjork, Andrew Bird, The Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, My Brightest Diamond as well as the instrumental talents of Astor Piazzolla and Martin Hayes.
“The Twoks are pretty unusual, pretty and unusual. Xani Kolac plays the electric violin like a siren. I mean, she’s a siren, like bohemian Karen O meets Joanna Newsome … Mark Leahy’s drumming is dotingly merged into the rapture. I joked, “Jeez, he’s good to be able to work with that” because Xani can go off on an impromptu detour, but he really is.” edfestmag.com
“Lively and original, The Twoks’ music has been welcomed in places where people are looking for something a little different…Esoteric instrumental tracks sit beside rollicking, arch pop rumbles and warped ballads in a kind of mystical, dramatic stew.” Simone Ubaldi, Beat Magazine
“… the ‘traditional’ role of the guitar has been well and truly usurped by the violin … Sure, the violin is unlikely to replace the axe as pop music’s weapon of choice anytime time soon, but in this art pop setting The Twoks certainly present it as valid alternative, and present themselves as an act completely worthy of being brought in from the fringes.” ReviewedMusic.com
Presented by the Twoks, Regional Arts Victoria and Prom Coast Arts Council Inc.
Prom Coast Arts Council Inc – PO Box 69, Fish Creek 3959. Contact Michael Lester 0421 209 878. website