Jon Cotton and The Book Keepers
Art Deco R&B
"The chivalry of Fred Astaire, the sensuality of D'Angelo and the psychosis of Carl Jung." Leo Allicus, The Olive Grove Library, Head of Philosophy
Jon Cotton is more akin with a folk musician or a monk than your average R&B singer dancer. While the latter peacock juvenile sexual machismo, the former, like Jon, offer heartfelt vulnerability, intellect and spirit. Aware of his own shortcomings yet resolute to see masculinity healed of its folly, knowing any power to do so is not his own. Jon openly shares his acquaintance with a grim journey through The Fog, an eccentric melancholy that accompanies a creativity embodied by introspection and confession. For fourteen fearful years The Fog coerced him into neurotic theism, sexual addiction and artistic failure. Exhausted, he took to shelter in Sydneys Olive Grove Library. It stands streamline and sterling, lit with the glow of a spring awakening, and brim full of wisdom and inspiration. Wading from book to book in an esoteric hiberation, he waited for The Fog to clear. His fellow Book Keepers fell to trust the courage of this fool, his charisma and talent, intellect and vision, melodies and hip thrusts. Together they bring to you a theatre of sound and movement in equal measures funky, sombre, flamboyant and soul searching.
“The Fog is always lifting and I gather my thoughts, my songs, and my comrades the Book Keepers, to begin telling my story of Sex, God, Rhythm and Blues.
Let us sing, let us dance and let us read, for these three amusements will bring no harm to the world.”
Vulfpec, Tom Misch, Frank Ocean, The Internet.
Carl Jung, Soren Kierkegaard, David Deida, Paul Tillich.
Fred Astair, Justin Timberlake, Chris Martin (dancer), Keone Madrid.
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