Hi everyone! As promised, more Fringe reviews!
This is probably one of the easiest reviews for me to write, ever, as really only one word is needed:
Tom Thum is an Australian professional beat boxer. (For those thinking “Beat boxer? Huh?” – beat boxing is a form of percussion in which people only use their voice, and most commonly it’s used to create drum, RnB, and bass type sound.) Tom’s offering for this year’s Fringe, Beating The Habit, intersperses his amazing beat boxing skills with comedy, duets and even a mockumentary.
I was amazed at the range of tones, musical instruments, and even hospital equipment that he can accurately replicate. He is so good that if you close your eyes during the show, what you hear is pretty much impossible to distinguish from the real thing – be it a chainsaw, a dub step track, or “a cat and dog fighting underwater”!
If you only see one show at the Adelaide Fringe in 2013…. Make. This. It!
You’ll be laughing, dancing, and totally intrigued by his skills and creativity.
Rating: 5/5 stars from me! * * * * *
Tom is here till the 3rd of March, so get your tickets fast! You can find Tom’s official YouTube channel, which includes many samples of his work, over here: http://youtube.com/tomthummer