The Devil's Spine Band

2012-2016

 

“The Devil’s Spine Band” is a live performance work loosely based on, and inspired by, Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour to the mining town of Leadville Colorado in1882, performed by a multi-disciplinary group of internationally known artists.

 

Described, by some, as a cross between David Lynch and Captain Beefheart, these ‘saloon’ style performances have featured two Japanese butoh dancers, a dance artist, theatre performer, a guitarist, a percussionist, a keyboard player, a film-maker, visual and performance artists. Each performance is a unique experience for both performers and audience, progressing through a consciously ‘high risk’ improvisational structure with a composed but flexible soundtrack of instrumentals and songs, creating a surreal desert world, combining the gritty atmosphere of the Wild West with spontaneous performance and Ireland’s finest blues-rock musicians.

 

Current and previous artists include:

Trevor Knight (Director): Keyboards & Vocals

Alice Maher: Set Design

Olwen Fouere: Theatre Artist

Cindy Cummings: Dance Artist/Vocals

Gyohei Zaitsu: Butoh Dancer

Maki Wantanabe: Butoh Dancer

Ed Deane: Guitar/Vocals

Noel Bridgeman: Drums/Vocals

Garvin Gallagher: Bass/Vocals

Tom Jamieson: Drums

Dylan Tighe: Guitar/Vocals

Áine Phillips: Performance Artist

Fergus Byrne: Performance Artist

Ciara McKeon: Performance Artist

Kevin Malone: Drums/Vocals

Aedin Cosgrove: Lighting Design

Vivienne Dick: Film

Miriam Duffy: Costume Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Cummings (Madame Mustachio)
Cindy Cummings (Madame Mustachio)
DSB Project Arts, Dublin 2015
DSB Project Arts, Dublin 2015

Trevor Knight, Cindy Cummings, Tom Jamieson, Garvan Gallagher, Ed Deane, Gyohei Zaitsu

Trevor Knight
Trevor Knight
Gyohei Zaitsu
Gyohei Zaitsu
TheDevil'sSpineBand
TheDevil'sSpineBand
DSB Project Arts, Dublin 2015
DSB Project Arts, Dublin 2015

Trevor Knight, Maki Wantanabe, Gyohei Zaitsu, Cindy Cummings, Ed Deane, Tom Jamieson, Garvan Gallagher

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