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Tomás Ford - King Of Pop
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Tomás Ford is an entertainer. Sure, he’s one of the more unusual entertainers out there, combining live electro, cabaret and a virtuoso-level talent for playing with crowds into an unforgettable, sensory overload of a live show. But first and foremost, he's an entertainer. In his hometown of Perth, where he is a four-time WAMi-winning artist, Tomás Ford has become somewhat of an institution. His first shows more or less consisted of what he had at the time: a laptop full of weird evil-disco, a microphone, a couple of milk crates and a hurricane of ‘don’t know what else to do with it’ energy. The more the word spread, the bigger the stages got… and the bigger the stages got, the bigger Tomás made his show; next level live electro, cinematic audio-visual accompianment, spectacular light-up costumes, delicate crooning and… well… whatever inarticlatable thing it is that Tomás does. One of the great Australian showmen, his talent for getting crowds to do what he asks of them has led to some of the most out of control (but secretly very “in control”) parties venues have ever seen. He’s built momentum through fourteen self-promoted national tours, national supports for the likes of Birds Of Tokyo, surprising crowds at fringe festivals, collaborating with Malaysian pop-star Ze!, joining the Big Day Out’s Lilyworld and a pile of DIY EP releases. 2012 finally saw the release of a long awaited second album. Six years in the making, "An Audience With Tomás Ford" was released independently in Perth on January 27, with interstate launches to follow in March. With a strong album under his belt, the rest of the year will see him focus on touring, including his debut international shows at Edinburgh Fringe, an accompanying European tour and wherever else his strange talents take him.