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Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum (Theaterland Promotions)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Charmingly lo-fi and captivating to watch, this is a musical duo with a difference. MacDowell’s feel-good, quirky, and somehow innately Australian melodies combine with Thum’s beat boxing skills to create something both technically impressive and incredibly entertaining. The pair transports the audience from smoky jazz clubs, in which Thum imitates an entire brass section with an absurd level of realism, to island paradises where they reinvent the cheesy classics. The show is littered with solo songs from MacDowell, who sings with a beautiful simplicity about love, life and his best friend Nicolette. A healthy dose of audience participation and jokes served to make this a wonderful hour guaranteed to leave a smile on your face and caused several audience members to rise for a standing ovation.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 8.50pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Frances Greenfield]