The Thingos are Lisa McIntosh (who has played solo and supporting artists such as Louis Tillet) on Keys and Paul E. Hayward (of Young Docteurs & The Baddies) on Guitar, they play a divers range of quirky original instrumental music from semi-classical pieces through to gypsy, country, circus and latin styles. They categorise themselves as Country & Eastern, Spaghetti & Western, Raga-Billy.
Lisa has previously played solo gigs supporting Louis Tillet and recently performed live music for “Scared Scriptless” a professional improvised “Theatre Sports” performance group. Lisa has composed music for 5 short films including two for writer/director Tony Chu founder of N.A.F.A. as well as music for Dolphin Juice on TVS community television.
Paul has played in many different bands over the years from the Psychedelic Post-Punk of the Young Docteurs as a founding member and Country & Western guitar at over 20 Tamworth festivals and B & S Balls. He is currently lead Guitarist in Rock-a-Billy band Satellite V. Paul is an original member of Sydney’s “Unassuming Kings of Punk Rock” the Baddies.
For 8 weeks, starting next Monday 6th June, they’ll be playing a bunch of original tunes as well as a mix of covers of film and TV themes from the Godfather Theme to Dr. Who, Pink Panther, James Bond and Skippy. Their music is played mainly on nylon string guitar with Lisa providing an infinite range of sounds from her keyboard to give an eclectic mix of sounds that is quite different from anything you would normally hear in the local pub.
The night will also co-incide with our regular Monday Members Night (you can sign up here or at the bar) and The Sando Sketch Club (free life drawing) and should provide a great, quirky feel to your Monday evenings entertainment!