A fellow Gadgeteer remarked, "She looks as though she could manipulate space and time." This is a case, my dear fellow, where looks won't deceive. We can't wait to introduce you all, until then, Raggedy will be plastering the walls of BJ's boudoir. Perhaps there is no more fitting time to pull out that big box of vintage Playboy Magazines from the 1950s through the 60s. Here's to you Hugh.
Hailing from small town, Maine, Troubled Girl is the musical and artistic merging of madman genius, Mr Gadget, and his long-time friends, Raggedy and Slo Moe. Offering up an intoxicating feast for the senses, their music could be described as an uncanny mash-up of Nine Inch Nails meets En Vogue circa 1987 meets 2020. Their live performances are a sound and sight to behold, an all-you-can-eat buffet of interactive multi-media art.
A mish-mash of assemblage art, gadgetry, storytelling, and music, the project offers up more than just music and live performances. Each member of the group embodies a character in the world of Troubled Girl, and the story plays out in a metamorphosis of junk into multi-level assemblage art.
Mr Gadget builds and programs musical instruments and interfaces for use both live and in the studio. He has programmed a computer scavenged from a hospital dumpster into a hub for live and recorded music.
Live performances utilize no automation, but rather an intricate weaving of sound by way of instruments (many homemade), effects, and loops that are hand-controlled with triggers, sensors, and lasers.
Gadget has an up-cycling clothing line and has laced garments with triggers that can control aspects of live performances. He is currently working on a prototype for custom mic stands with built in triggers and sensors.
Raggedy is a singer-songwriter and assemblage artist who brings her art to the stage in singular style-- utilizing junk, chandeliers, and oddities in costume and accessory. With a couple of notable records and accolades under her belt (under different names), she escapes to her alter-ego as an artistic canvas, a synesthesic mirror of the sound of Troubled Girl.