Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys

September 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Imagine if you will a Coney Island sideshow and throw an odd assortment of instruments into the mix and a touch of the burlesque and a little bit of steam punk for seasonings and you have Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys from Boston Mass. I was up in Boston to meet up with the guys and gals at Redstar Union (very cool venue and idea - check it out) and was lucky to catch a show at the same time. The three bands that played all brought the rock in their own way - from Eldridge Rodriguez and Sidewalk Driver to the main act the aforementioned Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys. From the moment they took the stage even if you had never heard them you knew that you were at least in for a spectacle. Walter appeared as the love child of Elton John and a reggae listening Wookie. The rest of the band troupe included dancers, mandolin and guitar players, stand up bass, drums, and the viola. Not a violin. The viola. Below are the images. Well worth checking out. If I had to have one complaint about the set it would be there was an inordinate amount of complaining from the band about the sound. The sound in the room was amongst the best I'd ever heard in a small venue and the complex sounds of the band were easily heard. I can imagine some of the nuances being lost is a bigger louder venue.

 

Walter Sickert And The Army of Broken Toys

Viola - Walter Sickert And the Army of Broken Toys


 


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