Charged with creativity, the Tardy brothers will kick off a tour of their show of comedy and technology on May 14


BUCKFIELD – AudioBody is the fusion of physical comedy and technology.

Armed with a collection of futuristic instruments — like a chrome spine of electro-drums — brothers Matt and Jason Tardy attempt to create the ultimate musical performance.

More often than not the two, dressed in electronic jumpsuits, find themselves at odds with their own unruly musical inventions.

The siblings will bring their blend of technological mishaps, comedy, high-energy stunts, contortionism, and original upbeat music to Oddfellow Theater Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, as they kick off their Northeast Bank 2010 Tour.

“We have added lots of new performance pieces and comedy this year, and we now tour with our own electronic computerized lighting system,” said Jason Tardy.

“We can control the lights, and all our instruments with the push of one button,” he explained. “This has revolutionized our show and made it possible to accent the performance with amazing lighting effects as well as comedic moments that were not possible before.”

With more than 16 years of performing arts experience, the Tardy brothers started AudioBody in 2004 and have performed worldwide. They released two albums:, “Sound Motion and Theater,” in 2004, which was the No. 1 selling album from the largest independent distributor in the country; and “Do Something Difficult,” in 2007.

Other tour dates include July 9-10 at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham; and Oct. 22-23 at Great Falls Arts Center in Auburn.

All shows are at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are pay what you want, between $1 and $15, if purchased online at; or $10 at the door, if available. All seating is general.