FALMOUTH — On Friday, Jan. 17, the Falmouth High School Percussion Ensemble will present AudioBody, two brothers giving a sonic performance that has been described as “a modern-day Smothers Brothers meets Blue Man Group.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Falmouth High School Percussion Ensemble, which will present its own rhythms and visuals to kick off the show.

Matthew and Jason Tardy of Buckfield have dubbed their show “Comedic Electronica,” which means its part comedy and part live music played in creative, humorous and unexpected ways. Whether they are wearing electronic jumpsuits or drumming on a chrome spine of electro-drums, their show is a mix of crazy physical comedy, contortionism, live music, sarcastic wit and high-energy stunts. They also perform LED light shows and create animated sound waves across the stage using black light effects.

The Tardy brothers got the idea for the performance after their music, produced under the name AudioBody, got international attention when featured as part of the Emmy-nominated Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos videos performed by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz of EepyBird. For two months, their “Sound. Motion. Theater.” CD made them the No. 1 artists on the Web site CDBaby.com, the largest independent record distributor in the country.

“People from all over the world were asking us when AudioBody would be performing in their area. We got requests from the UK, Russia, Belgium and a bunch of other places. We figured, why not give them what they wanted,” said Matthew Tardy.

The Tardys’ multifaceted training and 15 years of experience in the performing arts have taken them all over the United States and abroad. Highlights include the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the Golden Phoenix Casino in Reno and The White House in Washington, D.C.

Go and do
WHAT: Show by AudioBody
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15
WHERE: Falmouth High School Auditorium
TICKETS: $6 at the door

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