Don’t be deceived by Martyn Badoui’s well-kept appearance -“ his music is experimental and unique.
After a sold-out Mardi Gras show, this singing sensation is heading back to Bar Me for another concert on Sunday 9 March.
The show is a schizophrenic’s dream as the artist sings about lawsuits, palaces, racial ambiguity and suicide.
I tend to make sense of the world by writing songs about it. These songs are all based on true stories, Badoui told SSO.
My songs touch people who hear them and I think that’s because they all come from an honest place. I sing 14 original and dramatic songs written and arranged by me -“ for piano, violin, viola, cello, bass guitar and drums.
Badoui is known for his song The Lost Boy but SSO is a big fan of the new song Clown.
I will also be singing The Queen Of Ewannrigg, a tribute song venerating the death of a close friend as well as Revolution Song, which is about the support of gay marriage, he said.
The night will also act as a platform for a special number with Queen Miss Left Titter. Badoui said puppets have access to an extraordinarily wide vocal and acting range and not many people know that.
Miss Piggy kind of gave the public a hint at the range a puppet can have but Titter really hits it, he said.
I think it comes from the fact that puppets are made of cloth and have to get a man to stick his hand up the back of them to give them life.
In the meantime, Badoui will be singing at the Yellow Brick Road fundraiser for The Ted Noffs Foundation Street University at Deus Ex Machina on Saturday 8 March. The night will be hosted by Bob Downe with Virginia Gay and Rupert Noffs.
Bookings for the Bar Me show are on 9368 0894. For more details check out www.myspace.com/martynbadoui.