Thomas & Muse are an experimental performance-art collective featuring trumpeter Ben Thomas and artist Lucy Muse. Naked imagery lies at the heart of their work which features a curious concoction of trumpet playing, painted imagery, scene setting and tall tales.
An innovative and intriguing evening of visual art and music making - Ian Mann (2016)
Lucy Muse is an artist who uses her naked body as a canvas. As part of Thomas & Muse she creates sights, sounds and sensory stimulation in order to portray the surreal themes of Ben's music.
Ben Thomas is an innovative trumpet player and composer. His original music and ideas form the backdrop to all that Thomas & Muse create. Trumpet playing lies at the heart of Ben's work and manifests in a vibrant explosion of colour and sound. Find out more about Ben here.
By the end, both band and artist declined into an entropic chaos, a stream of consciousness both verbal and aural that reflected a fall into a metaphysical madness, creating questions that lasted long after they departed the stage - Kimberley Pennell, Get The Chance (2016)
Featuring amazing musicians and experimental sounds The Band transforms Thomas & Muse into another stratosphere of wildness and exploration. The Band perform original music, poetry and performance art written by Ben Thomas and develop themes through improvised soundscapes and visual interplay featuring Lucy Muse as performance artist and vocalist, Ben Thomas on electric trumpet plus a lineup of some brilliant musicians.
The Muses are a group of expressive naked people who join Thomas & Muse for their performances.