PUNCH DRUNK CABARET: Electronic Press Kit



 

Fast Facts

  • Numerous festival and special event appearances including: Tim Horton's Brier, Edmonton Eskimos Fanfare, The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition, 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

 

"... a must have act when looking to excite your audience."

Jana MacKenzie: South Country Fair 

 

"...endlessly entertaining, but their real strength is their music that transcends all ages." 

Brent Hannah: Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

 

"...the kings of steampunk swing."

Tom Murray: Edmonton Journal

 

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

Chuck Erman: Big Valley Jamboree

 

 

 



  Biography

Punch Drunk Cabaret is an award winning, festival favourite that combines an inventive, high energy blend of rockabilly, roots, blues, and swing, resulting in an engaging live show of rousing, singalong choruses and dance floor packing rhythms that never fails to make the audience part of the show.  
Featuring a rhythm section like no other, the trio is made up of stand-up drummer, Sean E. Watts, and bassist, Twotone Teddy Roy who doubles on both electric and upright bass. Fronted by Randy Bailer’s gravel-throated vocals and howling Gretsch guitar, audiences are left feeling like they've witnessed an amalgam of Stray Cats, The Clash and Tom Waits all on the same bill.   
Punch Drunk Cabaret'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 sound and style that resonates with an incredibly wide range of music fans, as evidenced by their appearances at Roots, Blues, Rock, Folk and Jazz festivals and sharing stages with artists as diverse as Trooper, Sheepdogs, July Talk, and Hawksley Workman
Most recently, the trio received an Edmonton Music Award and performed at Canada’s biggest Steampunk festival in Ontario. The band is currently supporting its fourth album, THIS IS A DISTURBANCE, proving once again that Punch Drunk Cabaret is a one-of-a-kind act on the rise.


 
 

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Past Performances 

 ~Festivals~

 The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition (Ontario)

 Medicine Hat Jazz Fest

 All Folked Up (Montmarte, SK)

 North Country Fair (Slave Lake, AB)

 South Country Fair (Ft. McLeod, AB)

 Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival x4

 Big Valley Jamboree (Camrose, AB)

 Magnificent River Rats Festival (Athabasca)

 Whyte Ave Block Party (Edmonton) x2

 Party in the Park (Whitecourt)

 Edmonton Rock & Roll Society's Rock Fest

 Waynestock (Wayne, AB)

 Ribfest (Kamloops,BC)

 Dogpatch Music Festival (Whelan, SK)

 Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster, BC)

 Rose City Rockabilly Rumble (Camrose, AB) x2

 Deep Freeze Fest (Edmonton)

 Ice on Whyte Fest (Edmonton)

 Lilac Festival (Calgary, AB)

 Summer Festival with Kim Mitchell (Wetaskiwin, AB)

 Wild Oates and Notes Festival (Tofield, AB)

 Alberta's Own Indie Festival (Lacombe, AB)

 Sasquatch Gathering (Rangeton Park, AB) x2

 Dragonfly Music Festival (Wabamun, AB)

 Arts & Ag Festival (Wetaskiwin, AB)

 

 ~Special Events~

 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 

 Manluk Theatre x2

 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) x2

 Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta SHOWCASE 

 Alberta Culture Days

 Underground Music Society (Peace River, AB) x2

 Edmonton Rock & Roll Society's Rock the Fort

 Kamloops Music in the Park x2

 Red Deer's Summer Sundays in the Park 

 City of Spruce Grove Canada Day Celebration (with Harlequin)

 Edmonton Steampunk Society Ball x3

 The Bailey Theatre Halloween Bash (Camrose, AB) x2

 The Bailey Theatre New Years Extravaganza x3

 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

 Ironwood Stage & Grill

 The Grande Parlour (Cold Lake)

 Starlite Room (Edmonton)

 The Station of Jasper (Edmonton)

 Century Casino (Edmonton)

 Amigos (Saskatoon)

 Castle Mountain Ski Resort (Pincher Creek)

 Lake Louise Inn x2

 Apex Casino (Edmonton)

 The Capital Music Club (Saskatoon)

 On The Rocks (Edmonton) x2

 Blues on Whyte (Edmonton)

 The Root: Community Emporium (Lloydminster)

 DV8 (Edmonton)

 The Nite Owl (Calgary)  

 Gametime Sports Bar (Calgary)

 The Rose & Crown (Banff) x2

 The Vat (Red Deer) x3

 Fratter's Speakeasy (Red Deer) x3

 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