THAT Damned Band

DARK CARNIVAL STEAMPUNK GOBLIN-CORE

ACCORDION-DRIVEN since 2005

"A delight to the ear, a remembrance of times gone by with a modern flare… a time when Freak Shows Graced the Midways." John Robinson, www.sideshowworld.com

THE BAND: A visceral entry into a world of Goblins, Freaks, Pirates, and the Others from all possible worlds, all swimming in punch, all breaking open the head, all dancing through as many possible realms of existence as are possible, ad infimnitum. Think of the darkest shadow under the bed, the dustiest memory on the shelf, the most brilliant color you ever felt. That is where our songs come from.
THAT Damned Band is an accordion driven group of multi-talented songsters, which pay musical tribute to eastern European, yiddish, and old-tyme vaudevillian era music and styles. THAT Damned Band features a unique arrangement that includes Accordion, Clarinet, Jug, flute, saw, Resonator Guitar, Washtub bass, Tuba, Drums, and washboard. An emotionally charged musical set is spiced up with occasional performances by REAL LIVING HUMAN ODDITIES and circus sideshow acts.

THE FREAKSHOW: Freak: n.A human oddity that has chosen to share, celebrate and exploit his/her own genetic anomaly through performance. THAT Damned Band provides the background music for the 999 EYES Authentic Freakshow – the last traveling freakshow in the United States focusing on REAL LIVING HUMAN ODDITES with MEDICAL ANOMALIES, and a MUSEUM OV MUTANTSTROSITIES.