Carpe Idiotus are based in Sydney.
Two idiots one guitar.
Carpe Idiotus is a manic blend of comedy, music, mime, satire, parody and visual theatre, which combine the skills of musician Tony Williams and mime artist Dennis Clare, they have performed countless shows in all manner of forums, theatres and corporate events.
This comic duo combine high levels of comedic skill, with total professionalism. With a gentle charm and deep respect for the audience it is soon clear that Carpe Idiotus have the kind of rapport with their audience that others can only dream of.
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After several years touring and performing in America and Europe Dennis returned to Australia and continued to develop several unique aspects of his work which came to light after being commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW to create a piece of work based on Surrealism which was performed at their gala events and schools program and so was born the apparatus known as the giant slinky.
This is one of the most stunning visual effects you will ever see grace the stage both Dennis and Tony now create works with the apparatus and have incorporated it into several school productions. Together with his mime skills Dennis Clare emerges as one of Australia's top mime artists and a unique entertainer in his chosen field of visual theatre.
Tony has won a number of awards for his song writing over the years including the Philippines International Song Awards in 1996 and the Australian Song Writing Awards in 2005. He has released a number of albums in Australia and overseas. In 1992 his song "Fierce" from the album Glass canoe went to number two nationally in South Africa and the song "She Heals Me" went to number one on the adult contemporary charts in Johannesburg. Tony continues to write and record with his latest album "For what it's worth" which was released in
Two idiots one guitar.THE SLINKY
When Dennis Clair and Tony Williams aspired to the stage they never dreamed that they'd end up working in air-conditioning...literally! Ducting to be exact.
Great silver tubes come to life and take on a meaning of their own.
Campfire on the Road is a tribute to country music and good lesson on the stupidity of actually building a campfire on the road. Highlighted in this song is Dennis' Dylanesque harmonica playing.