Oct 072009

Straight out of Brunswick’s bohemia come Rapskallion – dressed in their decrepit finery, singing songs of the open road, blue stone alleyways, fruit falling from the trees and the seven seas.

Take a pinch of hip hop, vaudevillian sensibilities, a curly moustache and a startling array of hats and add a hula hoop and a burlesque performer or two….

and you will conjure Rapskallion and their intoxicating mix of quirky lyrics and rustic, rowdy and romantic accordion driven dance tunes.

Also featuring double bass, clarinet, violin, and junkyard drums – a vaudevillian carnivalesque shotgun marriage between Tom Waits and Edith Piaf.

Reminiscent of 20’s Paris Bohemia transported to a Romanian tavern and then set adrift on the high seas, they will be performing live with a glint in their eye and a dagger in their teeth at the 5th Bohemian Masquerade Ball on 16th October @ The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street. 7pm til ? Tix $20 pre-sale at http://thornburytheatre.webtickets.com.au/ or $25 on the door, if available.

Please contact me for interviews/pics/lively chats or a copy of Rapskallion’s new CD ‘One Up For The Little Man.’

It’s the goods.

rapskallion colour photo