What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? w/Rockport High School Madrigal Choir
Presented by What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? and Poison Peach Productions.
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is making music that feels exposed and personal, but cinematic in scope. The Boston/NYC band blends baroque pop with soul noir, conjuring up something like the dark-tinged drama of Florence + The Machine, the roots of Aretha Franklin, and the songcraft of the Decemberists.
The first thing that listeners respond to is the soulful warmth and strength of lead-singer 3rian King’s gender-defying voice, which “can simmer in blues, tremble with high drama, and faint into a yawning croon,” according to Michael Brodeur of the Boston Phoenix. Next are the words, from deeply intimate songs to those that cross into a mystical realm, making the personal feel timeless and mythic.
Named after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can time-travel from the woods of Medieval France to a 1930s New Orleans jukejoint. The effect resembles a gay male Adele leading a steampunk parade of music-school renegades. The group sells out legendary clubs like Club Passim & Oberon (Cambridge, MA) and The Duplex (NYC) and recently earned the Critic's Pick in Time Out NYC. Its original song "Cold Rain" was covered by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas on her Grammy-nominated CD "Simply Grand," with the track earning high praise in Rolling Stone, USA Today & The Village Voice.
Mr. Fox's own CD "Little Bit Of Blue" was just released in March 2013. This performance will feature a new music video by Harvard University animation professor and Mr. Fox Fury, Ruth Lingford, as well as a new music video by Emile Doucette, showcasing the many talents of students and teachers at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT.
Mr. Fox will be joined on stage by The Rockport High School Madrigal Choir, under the direction of Patti Pike. Mr. Fox fiddler and trumpeter, Nathan Cohen, works closely with Patti Pike in the Rockport Schools where he is director of orchestras from 4th-12th grade. This collaboration should prove to be an exciting evening for all.
“Time has come for Mr. Fox.” – The Boston Herald
20% discount for students with ID (must call the Box Office to redeem, 978.546.7391)