Enigmatic eccentric Quintron was born Robert Rolston in Germany about 1967 but grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and prodigious one-man party band. He plays a Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes synthesizer combo which he put together into the shape of an automobile with working headlights and Louisiana license plate and all. He frequently plays the instruments simultaneously, with the organ leading and supported by his multi-faceted sonic invention the Drum Buddy, a rotating light-activated, five oscillator analog synthesizer. Laurie Anderson and Wilco’s Nels Cline are fans and feature Drum Buddy in their work as well. Other brainy and, yes, rightfully patented inventions were the Spit Machine which used saliva as a tuning conductor. Or the ingenious Disco Light Machine – a light inside the dark box that generates electronic sounds and the harder the drum is played the brighter the light and the louder the electronics sound. Are you hip on this, Giorgio Moroder?
Quintron’s partner is the otherworldly Panacea Pussycat and she’s his wife, back-up singer and masterful maracas player. This cat’s own invention comes in the shape of an inflatable puppet theater that can be carried along in a handbag or wallet and so is ready to perform anywhere. Together this extraordinarily eccentric duo were artists-in-residence at the New Orleans Museum of Art and where they created their epic hit album «Sucre Du Sauvage» in 2011. That sweet and wild time was followed by another residency this time at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2014.
808-boom-chika-boom-booming from the big box, wild and swirling organ solos and the shakeshaking of maracas. Controlled chaos from Quintron and Miss Pussycat in from the Big Easy, the ultimate party town. Tonight you can hear the duo in your big easy party Local in your town.