LADYFINGERS is the alter ego of eccentric New Jersey-born artist, Adam Weiner. His music is a spastic brew of lo-fi rock, rockabilly, punk, and cabaret stylings. Weiner developed the Ladyfingers aesthetic of wiggy theatrics and self-depracation while living and performing in New York City for 8 years. Drawing from such artists as Tom Waits, Ween, Hasil Adkins, and Cab Calloway, Weiner’s live shows are a rush of nervous energy and dark humor. His “rubber room boogie-woogie” (Connect Savannah), finds him yelping and crooning his heart out over a flood of gnarly guitar, slinky whorehouse piano, and his patented hard maple stompbox. With his hair piled high, and his eyes popping, Ladyfingers morphs from a yelping Nu-Elvis, to a menacing carnival charlatan, to a smarmy cabaret crooner…all within a few tender moments.
In 2006, Weiner released the first official Ladyfingers album, “My Prom”, featuring the bracing, hiccupy single “Cure for the Common Cold”. The record received significant indie and college airplay all over the U.S. and Canada. Besides numerous shows in North America, Weiner has consistently toured the U.K., France, and Germany (the Europeans really appreciate the Ladyfingers schtick a lot!), and played the NXNE Festival in Toronto, SXSW in Austin, and CMJ in Manhattan. Audiences in various gin joints from Berlin to New Orleans have witnessed the striking energy of Herr Ladyfingers.
In 2008, Weiner released a full-length collection of demos and bedroom tapes called “My Handbook”. The record, which was recorded in various motel rooms and warehouses across America, features the psycho-midget porn-abilly of “Lite FM” and the sad-sack lo-fi classic “Genius Friends”. The album has already kicked up a buzz both in Europe and North America. In early 2009, Weiner plans to tour the UK, France, Spain, and Portugal, followed by a tour of Southern U.S.
Ladyfingers is an independent artist. He has no management, label affiliation, booking agent, or personal stylist. He performs all these duties for himself. Are you impressed?
Here are some recent press quotes about Ladyfingers:
\" Ladyfingers\' music, which is some wondrous medley of rockabilly and grimy punk, is as addictive as the cigarettes it makes you crave.\" - the Radio Files, Montreal
\" My mind was blown away. Weiner stunned me with pipes of steel.\" - Two Way Monologues
\" Ladyfingers\' songs are funny, deep, hilarious and mad all at the same time.\" - Indiemusic.com, NXNE
\" Rubber room boogie-woogie act that smacks of Tav Falco aping Beefheart\'s first Magic Band. That shit\'s cool!\" - Connect Savannah
\" Weiner manages to variously channel Elvis, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and Dion with incredible ease and fluidity. Somehow, through all this polyvalence he still manages to have his own voice.\" - the Deli
\"Arrest that man, he just about stole the whole night.\" - Gig Scene with Graham Chalmers (Harrogate)