In the fifth episode of Live at the Option, the KPP gang depart their home port and set sail for Wolfe Island. Just off the shore of the Island, during last month’s memorable Wolfe Island Music Festival, they caught up with the one and only Wax Mannequin. This “strange-folk” phenomenon kept us entertained on the opening night of the festival with some great original tunes including this one titled: Squirmy Wormy. The musician adopted the stage name Wax Mannequin, as a result of his tendency to perform on stage with a lit, dripping candle carefully balanced on top of his head. While candles were not used for his performance at WIMF, he had a few homemade wax busts for sale at the merch table, and modestly pointed out that after burning them down to the wick, they would reveal digital media containing his musical catalogue. What was even impressive was his performance that night… so hit play and see for yourself why Wax Mannequin is so damn lovable.
For those who may have missed past episodes of Live at the Option that were featured on Kingstonist, please take some time to listen to:
Live at The Option is an ongoing video series by Kingston Punk Productions, which features intimate performances in one of the city’s smallest, most unlikely venues. “The Option” being Brian’s Record Option, the ever-popular and forever-enduring downtown record shop, which was established in 1980 at 381 Princess. This iconic store provides an impressive and unique backdrop for this live performance series, which positions artists in narrow aisles that are busting with vinyl, cassettes, books and other bits of musical nostalgia.