Taylor Mac

The Arches presents

Taylor Mac

Part of BEHAVIOUR 2013

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 2013 | 7pm (1 hour 30 mins) | £12/£10 - or buy a Festival Pass for £45/£35

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Arches favourite Taylor Mac returns to the festival, performing political songs from the 20th century in his truly incomparable style, spanning an entire century of popular music as he settles Scottish independence debate once and for all.

Accompanied by a full band, there’ll be at least one Robert Burns song in the style of James Brown, his own version of Laura Branigan’s Gloria, and an interesting take on the independence debate, encouraging interesting parallels with 1770s America’s attempts to free itself from the colonial rule of the Brits and all that came with it – all, of course, through the medium of song and “a shitload of fun”.

Immigration, offshore drilling and equal marriage will be covered during the encore.

The band:

Eddy Lucas – bass
Lizy Stirrat – brass
Martin Presavage – guitar
Nicola Presavage – drums and percussion

Taylor Mac last appeared at the Arches in 2010 with Comparison Is Violence, or The Ziggy Stardust meets Tiny Tim Songbook – a response to being told that his persona is a clash between the two characters.

“There are drag queens, and then there’s Taylor Mac. A shiny-spangled, radical talent who can drolly drawl “I think – therefore I glam,” and then proceed to illuminate cunningly assorted spooky, problematic and ridiculous aspects of modern life by virtue of his mordantly witty drag personna.”
***** Herald

“With scattershot brilliance Mac uses his many talents to get us to think and feel. The effect is heartening, vital and liberating and close to being a cultural manifesto.”
***** Times


About BEHAVIOUR 2013

BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.