Like the noble groundhog, the wild Mab Just Mab tentatively sticks her head out of the Cave of Hermitting, feet itching to get back on glass, nose longing for the familiar spike. it is nearly time to get back to work! Plotting, shows, writing, goblins and carnies galore!
While I can’t spill the beans on some incredibly super secret projects in the works just yet, I can tell you about some amazing shows coming up!
The Cheeky Monkey Sideshow will be joining forces with two amazing music makers, French & The Punk and Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings, to bring you a very Steamy Punky Cheeky Monkey Show!
It’ll be a micro tour, two cities, two amazing venues!
Friday the 16th we’ll be at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, NJ
Venue opens by 6pm
Show Starts at 9:00pm
Saturday the 17th we’ll be at the Bier Baron in Dupont Circle, Wash. DC
Venue opens by 8:30pm
Show Starts at 9:30pm
show blurb below!
It’s P.T. Barnum meets H.G. Wells and having a torrid affair with the band! Cheeky Monkey Sideshow brings you a steam-powered adventure filled with danger, comedy, and Victorian sex-appeal! Shocking!
Mind-bending, heart pounding music provided by Frenchy and the Punk, and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings!
A dazzling troupe of professional, experienced performers specializing in astounding feats and amazing oddities. Cheeky Monkey Sideshow is a breath-taking yet beautiful cavalcade of the bizarre, the shocking, the grotesque, and the strange. You’ll be Amazed, You’ll be Amused, You’ll be Just a Little Grossed Out!
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 formed 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 folkpunk cabaret with cleverly crafted songs, Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals and true DIY attitude.
The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back. The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past. Eli is often backed by an ever changing East Coast collective called The Abandoned Buildings, who bring rich and earthy orchestrations to the settings imagined in August’s songwriting, from the deep undulations of the ocean, to the quiet mystery of the forest and the openness of the dry and dusty road.