The Tom Tom Club quite simply is one hell of an act. Using acrobatics, DJ mixing, beat-boxing and drumming this frantic high energy show constantly amazes.
The young Australian performers are each fantastic in their own way. DJ Dizzl sets the mood nicely with some gut punching rhythms and samples which have the walls vibrating and your mouth dropping at his brilliant tunes. Then, Tom Thum, the official world champion of beat boxing, comes on and it is not difficult to see why. This man quite simply is amazing. Managing to not only sound like dozens of instruments but also somehow managing to make them all sound like they are playing at the same time, he gets under your skin and invites you to dance. His fast beats compliment Ben Walsh’s frantic drumming superbly. Walsh not content with sitting in front of a drum kit, manages to combine four drums and for a brilliant finale, eleven drums using an odd contraption were each drums is placed inside a hexagonal frame.
But the most impressive are the graduates from Australia’s flying fruit fly circus, five acrobats that have the audience gob smacked as they flip over one another and use a giant see saw shot into the air.
The one hour show zips along and there are audible groans from the audience when they are told it was finished.