Wax Mannequin

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Wax Mannequin
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Background information
Birth name Chris Adeney
Origin Hamilton, Ontario
Genres musician, songwriter
Instruments singing, guitar
Years active 2000-current
Labels Coqi, Zunior, Infinite Heat
Website http://waxmannequin.com

Wax Mannequin is the stage name of Chris Adeney, [1] a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter. His style has been described as "a hybrid of Bruce Cockburn and Frank Zappa", [2] "Tom Waits and Type O Negative jamming on the early Beatles catalogue", [3] and "Rheostatics via Savatage". [4] Carl Wilson of The Globe and Mail noted that "crowds are often baffled whether to be awed, irritated or amused by Wax's all-rockets-flaring, un-Canadian-like extravagant performances" (2004). [2]

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Part of the Hamilton, Ontario scene, Adeney released his first self-titled album, a solo album in the psychedelic folk genre, in 2000. He followed up with and Gun in 2002, before putting together an eponymous band for his third release, 2004's The Price, which was supported by national tours across Canada and Australia. His best known single to date is "Message from the Queen".

Hamilton, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

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Psychedelic folk is a loosely defined form of psychedelia that originated in the 1960s. It retains the largely acoustic instrumentation of folk, but adds musical elements common to psychedelic music.

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His fourth album, Orchard and Ire, was released in 2007 (an EP titled Orchard was released in summer 2006). [5]

His fifth full-length album, Saxon, was released by Zunior on August 4, 2009. [1] It was the first of Wax Mannequin's albums to prominently identify his backing band, Black Blood (Aidan Campbell on percussion and Mark Raymond on bass), [6] and was followed by extensive cross-Canada and European touring.

Zunior.com is a Canadian online independent record label and music store founded in 2004 by Dave Ullrich, formerly of The Inbreds.

He is the brother of financial blogger Mr. Money Mustache. [7]

Mr. Money Mustache personal finance blog

Mr. Money Mustache is the website and pseudonym of 45-year-old Canadian-born blogger Peter Adeney. Adeney retired from his job as a software engineer in 2005 at age 30 by spending only a small percentage of his annual salary and consistently investing the remainder, primarily in stock market index funds. Adeney lives in Longmont, Colorado, and contends that most middle-class individuals can and should spend less money and own fewer physical possessions, and that they can live with increased financial freedom and happiness as well as a decreased environmental footprint as a result. He has described the typical middle-class lifestyle as "an exploding volcano of wastefulness," particularly citing the overuse of and overspending on new cars as an example. The blog has been featured and cited in various media outlets including Market Watch, CBS News, and The New Yorker, as well as others.


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  7. "Mustache Really on the Move: Heading to Canada for the Summer". Mr. Money Mustache. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2017. my brother (who, as a bit of trivia for you, happens to be the Canadian Indie Rock Star Wax Mannequin).