After his opera singing saw
him emerge the winner on Born To Shine Jason put his talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour prior to a run in Sweeney Todd.
The Second World War was breaking out when the couple's shared passion for singing saw
them join the choir in Ashington in 1939.
Close to two dozen people have played with the Haints, banging on drums, playing the mandolin, fiddle, washtub, accordion, singing saw
, banjo, and harmonica.
Recorded over three years, Beghtol and chief collaborator Charles Newman used dozens of arcane instruments--including melodica, singing saw
, harmonium, and ukulele--to craft 12 exquisite vignettes that are surprisingly accessible, thanks to conversational lyrics and catchy melodies that belie the ornate arrangements.
And although Eckert's orchestrations make use of such comparative oddities as theremin, homemade instruments and singing saw
, his score is readily accessible, suggesting tangos and waltzes at times amid its steady rhythmic beats and minimalist gestures.
He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he is learning to play the singing saw
and designs 45 RPM records for fun.
Inside the darkened exhibition space, the heart beat mixed with the eerie wailing of the "Theremin Ensemble," a kind of mini-robot orchestra which sounded like a set of singing saws
According to the brewery, the Stratton Mountain Boys are famed for their shows, which feature bell-ringing, schuhplattler dancing, alpine horns and singing saws