TAUK brought his Chaos Companions Visit in Atlanta, GA on Saturday night, where the band performed at Playhouse variety and welcomed a very special guest, Neal Francois. The stop in Atlanta came halfway through TAUK’s tour, which sees the band celebrating their September 2021 album release, Companion of Chaos.
As a fiery set drew to a close, the drummer Isaac teel excited the crowd for a moment before introducing the singer-songwriter and piano enthusiast Neal Francois to the stage. Francis, who was in town last weekend for a show at Purgatory at the masquerade on Friday 10/22, and a festival slot at Trembling knees earlier in the day on Saturday, joined TAUK on stage and quickly got to grips with the keys alongside Alric “AC” Carter.
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Guitarist Matt jalbert and bassist Charlie dolan immediately started in the opening riff of Sly and the family stone‘s “Thank you (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”. The song, which Sly and the Family Stone had originally recorded in 1969 as a double A-side single with “Everybody Is a Star,” took on a new form on Saturday night with Francis and AC behind the keys.
Throughout the seven-minute cover, Francis traded vocals with Teel, handling some of the verses and harmonizing well with the chorus of the chorus, “Merci fallettinme be mice elf agin.” The performance also gave Francis and AC plenty of time to dance on the keys, turning the end of the first set into a funky dance party.
Watch TAUK and Neal Francis perform “Thank You (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” from the Variety Playhouse below.
TAUK with Neal Francis – “Merci (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (Sly and the Family Stone) – 10/23/21
Full videos of sets one and two from TAUK’s October 23 show at the Variety Playhouse are also available.
TAUK – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA – 10/23/21 – Set One
TAUK – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA – 10/23/21 – Set Two
TAUK will continue its Chaos Companions Visit tonight, October 26, in Indianapolis, IN with a show at HIFI STEREO with Cycles. Go here for tickets and additional tour dates.
Additionally, Neal Francis is currently in the middle of a lengthy U.S. tour for Black puma and My morning jacket on certain dates, in addition to his headlining shows. Click here for tickets and additional tour information.