I know it's not strictly Dolls-related, but Thomas Truax has supported Amanda and the Dolls many times, and also compered on Amanda and Jason Webley's 'Evelyn Evelyn' tours. If you're in Scotland, or nearby, attendance at this event is thoroughly recommended.
Straight outta Wowtown (via NYC), one-man band Thomas Truax is famed for his array of bizarre homemade instruments (including the now-legendary 'Hornicator'), captivating live performances, and ground-breaking recordings. He crafts some very potent songs, poetically evocative and rich with melancholy. He's recently collaborated on projects with Jarvis Cocker and Amanda Palmer and upped his profile considerably with acclaimed covers album 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'. His new tour concentrates mostly on a unique presentation -replete with visuals- of his latest CD 'Monthly Journal' , which was written and released in 12 intervals over 12 months of the past year.
"Inventive and Romantic" - TimeOut
"Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" - Uncut
"Genius." - NMEhttp://www.thomastruax.com/
Billy Liar treats Edinburgh to a super-rare homecoming show, as he takes a break from the studio, where he is recording the follow-up to his latest release, 'It Starts Here,' which was produced by Acey Slade (Murderdolls/Amen/Joan Jett & The Black Hearts). Billy has had songs played on Radio 1 by Mike Davies on the Radio 1 Punk Show, and Vic Galloway, and has had sessions on XFM with Jim Gellatly. He also recently completed his first tour of New Zealand, and has been touring the UK and Europe relentlessly for the last five years.
2012 is shaping up to be Billy's biggest year yet, as he is releasing new tracks, and will be appearing again at Rebellion Festival (Blackpool) and Strummercamp (Manchester), and has BIG tour plans to be announced.
"This is important music and maybe the proudest thing I've been involved in." - Acey Slade (Joan Jett/The Dark Party/Trashlight Vision/Murderdolls/Amen)
"Billy Liar is the town centre wordsmith and backstreet philosopher and has played more venues than anyone else of his generation - something most of his peers can only gawp at!" - Subba-Cultchahttp://www.billyliarmusic.com/
ALEX'S HILARIOUS ENTERPRISES (UnLtd.)
Alex’s Hilarious Enterprises (UnLtd.) brings you a ukulele wielding man-tiger overflowing with anti-folk-punk ramblings from the depths of Norn Irn. For the past seven years, Alex has collaborated with any gullible fool who has crossed his trail and has supported such legends as Beans On Toast and Franz Nicolay.
He over-zealously pokes his ukulele and glockenspiel into as many events as possible—including Cachin Cachan Cachunga and The Golden Hour—and currently co-runs Scotland's biggest ukulele open mic night, Uke Boogie, which Kerrang! enjoyed so much they forgot to write notes.