Mic Conway will present an hilarious array of songs that will make your toes tap and sides split

Mic Conway (left) and Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs at Tradies Gymea on November 14.

Mic Conway (left) and Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs at Tradies Gymea on November 14.

In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway and Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split.

Audiences who know Mic from his days with "Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" and Circus Oz.

The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, also known as Soapbox Circus or Matchbox, were an Australian jug band formed in 1969.

Mic Conway (Captain Matchbox) was on lead vocals, washboard and ukulele with his brother, Jim, on harmonica, kazoo and vocals. They released four studio albums, Smoke Dreams (June 1973), Wangaratta Wahine (1974), Australia (November 1975) and Slightly Troppo (1978), before they disbanded in September 1980.

Fans of Matchbox will be delighted by this latest incarnation: Conway as storyteller of tall tales and true.

Conway's craft as a storyteller has received rave reviews over the years including this from The Age: "Mic Conway looks like he was born on a cabaret stage. His ease with a variety of cabaret styles from music hall and vaudeville to New Wave testifies to this involvement and his expertise is apparent."

There are new songs and some oldies close to Conway's heart.

He croons It's Only a Paper Moon and a heart-breaking version of Mad World, dispenses good advice in Never Bite a Married Woman on the Thigh and revisits Captain Matchbox classic My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes and Tom Lehrer's Masochism Tango.

There's magic, juggling, cavorting and that trademark tongue-in-cheek sense of humour.

Stripped back, irreverent, and shameless ... it's surreal vaudeville for crooning and swooning.

Sutherland Acoustic will present Mic Conway with Robbie Long as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations on November 14 at Tradies Gymea from at 6pm.