We are excited to announce that the quinessential steampunk band and our home town heroes, Abney Park will be returning to Steamcon! They tell us that due to being a local show, they will be able to make this show bigger and better than ever! That just isn't possible when they travel so we are in for a real treat!
Joining Abney Park for the Saturday Night Concert, Voyages Extraordinaires is the amazing Professor Elemental all the way from England. Professor E is a world reknown performer and very entertaining chap making his debut in the Pacific Northwest!
We are also excited to announce the return of one of our favorite duos, the fabulous Frenchy and the Punk! This should be a fun and high energy show. Don't miss out!
Abney Park comes from an era that never was, but one that we wish had been. An era where airships waged war in the skies, and corsets and cumberbuns were proper adventuring attire. They've picked up their bad musical habits, scoundrelous musicians, and anachronistically hybridized instruments from dozens of locations and eras that they have visited in their travels and thrown them into one riotous dervish of a performance. Expect clockwork guitars, belly dancers, flintlock bassists, middleastern percussion, violent violin, and Tesla powered keyboards blazing in a post- apocalyptic, swashbuckling, Steampunk musical mayhem.
Paul Alborough, more often known as Professor Elemental, is a steampunk and chap hop musical artist. After being approached to do a concept album of hip-hop as it would sound in different time periods, Emcee Elemental created the character of Professor Elemental. While the album never came to fruition, the character stuck. Professor Elemental has since been seen performing as a solo act or in theatre acts such as Come Into My Parlour.
The Professor Elemental character first gained notoriety with his music video for "Cup of Brown Joy," (Directed by Moog). Since then he has released a new album, continued his work in the community and performed live.
Frenchy & the Punk
Imagine Django Reinhardt, The White Stripes, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene blended their diverse talents to form Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. The unlikely pairing has since released 6 full-length CDs, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. In May 2012, Yahoo Music called them one of the top 25 duos in the US. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk cabaret with cleverly crafted songs, Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals and true DIY attitude.
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