PUNCH DRUNK CABARET: Electronic Press Kit



 

Fast Facts

  • Numerous festival and special event appearances including: The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition, Tim Horton's Brier, Edmonton Eskimos Fanfare, Big Valley Jamboree, Beaumont Blues and Roots Fest
  • Performances with July Talk, Sheepdogs, Trooper, Bif Naked, Hawksley Workman, and Abney Park
  • Winners of Music Video of the Year by the Edmonton Music Awards  
  • Released three albums produced by Juno award winning engineer, Ross Nykiforuk (Sheepdogs/ Northern Pikes)

                                                  



 



 

Industry Quotes

"...smart and really entertaining."

Holger Petersen: CKUA, CBC radio

 

"... one of Canada's most interesting acts...roots-rock that isn't afraid to be outside the box."

John Slams: CHRW-FM 

 

"...their high octane antics are endlessly entertaining, but their real strength is their music that transcends all ages." 

Brent Hannah: Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

 

“...one of the most memorable ways to end Big Valley Jamboree saloon stage in the past 10 years."

Chuck Erman: Big Valley Jamboree

 

"...the kings of steampunk swing."

Tom Murray: Edmonton Journal

 

 

 



  Biography

Punch Drunk Cabaret is an award winning, festival favourite that specializes in rockabilly swing for the 21st century. Their signature steampunk style combines vintage rockabilly swing with modern, stadium-rock energy, resulting in an unforgettable show that leaves the audience feeling as if Stray Cats, Green Day, and Tom Waits were on the same bill.

Punch Drunk Cabaret features a rhythm section like no other, complete with stand-up drummer, Capt. Sean E. Watts, and bassist, Twotone Teddy Roy who doubles on both electric and upright bass. Add to that, frontman Bandmeister Randy B’s gravel-throated vocals and howling Gretsch guitar and you have a sound and style that’s truly all its own. 

 

  The band’s set list features a winning mix of originals you swear you’ve heard before and cover songs like you’ve never heard before, including 80’s hits such as Sweet Dreams (are made of this) radically reinvented as 30’s styled, guitar driven swing. The result is a formula that resonates with an incredibly wide range of music fans, encompassing roots, blues, jazz, and rock.

 

 2017 was a watermark year for the band, playing a record number of shows, receiving an Edmonton Music Award, and performing at Canada's largest steampunk event, the Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition, all proving that Punch Drunk Cabaret continues to be a one-of-a-kind act on the rise.

 


 
 

 Bookings & Press Inquiries

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Past Performances 

 ~Festivals~

 All Folked Up (Montmarte, SK)

 North Country Fair (Slave Lake, AB)

 South Country Fair (Ft. McLeod, AB)

 Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival 4x

 Big Valley Jamboree (Camrose, AB)

 Magnificent River Rats Festival (Athabasca)

 Whyte Ave Block Party (Edmonton) 2x

 Party in the Park (Whitecourt)

 Edmonton Rock & Roll Society's Rock Fest

 Waynestock (Wayne, AB)

 Dogpatch Music Festival (Whelan, SK)

 Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster, BC)

 Rose City Rockabilly Rumble (Camrose, AB) 2x

 Deep Freeze Fest (Edmonton)

 Ice on Whyte Fest (Edmonton)

 Lilac Festival (Calgary, AB)

 Summer Festival with Trooper (Wetaskiwin, AB)

 Wild Oates and Notes Festival (Tofield, AB)

 Alberta's Own Indie Festival (Lacombe, AB)

 Sasquatch Gathering (Rangeton Park, AB) 2x

 Dragonfly Music Festival (Wabamun, AB)

 Arts & Ag Festival (Wetaskiwin, AB)

 

 ~Special Events~

 The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition (Ontario)

 Tim Horton's Brier (Calgary)

 Edmonton Eskimos Fanfare Stage

 Jasper in January

 Taste of Calgary

 Icons & Upstarts Tour (with Jay Semko of the Northern Pikes)

 University of Alberta Week of Welcome (with July Talk)

 Untapped Alberta Showcase 

 Lido Theatre Rocks 

 Apex Casino Vintage Car Show

 Wembley Mayhem Show & Shine

 Grand Opening of the Camrose Performing Arts Centre

 International Craft Beer Festival (Edmonton/ Calgary) 2x

 Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta SHOWCASE 

 Alberta Culture Days

 Underground Music Society (Peace River, AB) 2x

 Edmonton Rock & Roll Society's Rock the Fort

 Kamloops Music in the Park

 Red Deer's Summer Sundays in the Park 

 City of Spruce Grove Canada Day Celebration (with Harlequin)

 Edmonton Steampunk Society Ball 3x

 The Bailey Theatre Halloween Bash (Camrose, AB) x2

 The Bailey Theatre New Years Extravaganza x2

 Humans Helping Humans Fundraiser (Drayton Valley, AB)

 Ft. McMurray Fire Relief Fundraiser (Nisku, AB)

 Labatts Show & Shine (Wetaskiwin, AB)

 Jaywalkers Jamboree (Camrose, AB)

 International Beer Fest (Edmonton)

 MS Walk Main Stage (Calgary) 

 

 ~Clubs & Casinos~

 Better Than Freds (Grande Prairie) with Bif Naked

 Gold Eagle Casino (North Battleford) with Trooper

 Starlite Room (Edmonton)

 Century Casino (Edmonton)

 Amigos (Saskatoon)

 Castle Mountain Ski Resort (Pincher Creek)

 Lake Louise Inn

 Apex Casino (Edmonton)

 The Capital Music Club (Saskatoon)

 On The Rocks (Edmonton)

 Blues on Whyte (Edmonton)

 The Root: Community Emporium (Lloydminster)

 DV8 (Edmonton)

 The Nite Owl (Calgary)  

 Gametime Sports Bar (Calgary)

 The Rose & Crown (Banff)

 The Vat (Red Deer)

 Fratter's Speakeasy (Red Deer)

 Bourbon Room (St. Albert)

 Ridge Pub (Slave Lake)

 The Tap Room Bar & Brewery (Camrose)

 Billy Bobs (Red Deer)

 The Grey Goose Pub (Hanna)

 

~Corporate~

 Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

 Wild North Wildlife Rehabilitation

 Entrepreneurs Organization of Canada

 Minerals North Mining Conference

 Rig Hand Distillery Grand Opening 

 Camrose Chamber of Commerce

 Carmacks Construction

 Alberta Senior Housing Association