Brass Ring Cabaret is known for its amazing lineup of local and internationally known bands and performances, and this year is no different. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 Cabaret!
We are incredibly excited to announce:
Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus music. Click for video!
Them Damn Hamiltons featuring Marc Casslar as dancemaster!
Them Damn Hamiltons is an original quintet based in Connecticut. Through soaring melodic lines and haunting hooks, the band tells stories of devilry and damnation – often with a dose of dark humor. The band’s musical styles range from foot-stomping chanteys and head-bobbing grooves to sorrowful waltzes and intense, brooding rock. Described as “Connecticut’s masters of the new American Gothic,” Them Damn Hamiltons blends their influences to create a style all their own. Click for video
The White Elephant Burlesque Society is a queer-operated, pro-sex, body-positive, hot-for-all-genders-inclusive troupe and production company, under the leadership of Viktor Devonne. Created to bring theatrical storytelling, character study, and Weimar cabaret influenced pathos to this brand of burlesque, WE is noted for longform theatrical presentations, delightful club shows with rotating casts, and unconventional convention entertainment. Click for Video
The Positronic Cats are a progressive folk duo from Pennsylvania. Simple chord progressions paired with powerful vocals and intricate mandolin phrasings are the foundation for songs about love, revenge, and the future. As fans of dark, emotional themes as well as science fiction, their goal is to evoke cinematic scenes in the listener’s mind. Click for video