You don’t want to miss this EPIC double bill with Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands and Curtis Eller’s American Circus! There will be shenanigans galore!
“Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits start auditioning circus performers to develop a cabaret act from Mars with Goth overtones and Leon Sash sensibilities–a mash up it seems only they could come up with. Bright seems to have found the sweet spot without any help from those cats. Wonderfully left field in a first class way, this is certainly just what the doctor ordered if you think that now is the time for something completely different.”
“The music of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands is not easily pigeon-holed. From gypsy jazz, to klezmer rave-ups, to Danny Elfman-esque gothic soundscapes, the music forges a dark yet whimsical path.”
Curtis Eller’s American Circus
“His balletic moves and audience interactions – switching a hat from one audience member to another – remain oddly riveting. His songs are tremendous. He rails against American culture, speaking of his love of Lenny Bruce, and satirising American politics”
Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of North America and Europe.
Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who’s banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The band is thrilled to announce the imminent release of their latest and most ambitious full-length album, A Poison Melody, on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and a graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller’s historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life