Singer, actor and writer Kevin Thornton and his semi-autobiographical show Sex, Dreams & Self Control--which was cited in the Scene's Best of Nashville 2009 issue as "Best One-Man Show"--are picking up stakes and heading for Tinseltown where he's landed a permanent residency at the Cavern Club.
Before Thornton, who also fronted the noir-pop band Waves on Waves, moves to Los Angeles, he'll give a farewell performance of Sex, Dreams & Self Control at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at Cafe Coco, which is only appropriate, since the cafe was both his employer for many years and the site of his first Nashville performance. "I even started developing this show at Café Coco," Thornton said in a press release. "There's something very 'full circle' about doing my farewell performance there."
Here's what Martin Brady wrote in the Best of Nashville issue:
Actor/songwriter/band frontman Kevin Thornton has successfully performed this show in other cities--testament to his ability to tap into a national audience for his offbeat, self-absorbed, music-laced monologues sketching out his early life growing up gay in Indiana. Bongo After Hours Theatre proved to be an agreeable spot for the launch of this frank and funny piece of raw ego-tripping, strewn equally with elements profane and poignant.