is the stage name
of Chris Adeney
, August 2009. a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter
. His style has been described as "a hybrid of Bruce Cockburn
and Frank Zappa
", "Tom Waits
and Type O Negative
jamming on the early Beatles
". Carl Wilson of The Globe and Mail
noted that "crowds are often baffled whether to be awed, irritated or amused by Wax's all-rockets-flaring, un-Canadian-like extravagant performances" (2004).
Part of the Hamilton, Ontario
scene, Adeney released his first self-titled album, a solo album in the psych folk
genre, in 2000. He followed up with and Gun
in 2002, before putting together an eponymous band for his third release, 2004's The Price
, which was supported by national tours across Canada and Australia
. His best known single to date is "Message from the Queen".
His fourth album, Orchard and Ire
, was released in 2007 (an EP titled Orchard
was released in summer 2006).
His fifth full-length album, Saxon
, was released by Zunior
on August 4, 2009. It was the first of Wax Mannequin's... Read More