06/30/2017  PDC Receives Video of the Year Award

Randy B awoke early Friday morning by the buzzing and pinging of cell phone messages as the band learned that their entry for Video of the Year won top prize at the Edmonton Music Awards. The music video for the popular song, Beard of Bees, was filmed last summer and released in September. It was long-time director, Mark Remple who urged the band to submit the video in March of this year. Remple, along with camera man/ photographer Larrie Thomson were on hand to accept the award at the gala held at the esteemed Winspear Centre, June 29 while the band finished up a heavy month of live dates. Thomson's acceptance speech was especially poignant following a near fatal heart attack suffered days before the band was set to shoot their latest video for Sweet Dreams (are made of this) at the Bailey Theatre in January. 

 

    

 


 

06/26/2017   Mr. Sawbones Has Left the Building

With heavy hearts we report that Terry Grant has left the PDC ranks to pursue new musical horizons. Although the news may seem sudden, the decision dates back to early 2017, with Terry agreeing to stay on for the spring tour. For the past six years, “Sawbones” gave his all for the cause and we wish him all the best. Stepping into the bass position is none other than former Boom Chucka Boy, Teddy “Twotone” Michaylow who, true to PDC form, brings his own keen fashion-sense and thunderous bottom-end.  

 

Photo Brian Zahorodniuk

 


 

 

06/21/2017  Summer Tour Dates Announced

Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC will all be traversed this summer, as the band readies itself for its busiest season to date. As per the usual PDC itinerary, there's plenty of variety, from the band's first appearance at a Folk festival to a masquerade ball at the historic Hotel MacDonald. The tour gets off to a frantic start with six shows in just two days at The Blues on Whyte Block Party in Edmonton. Fingers crossed for clear skies and record attendance. For details on each date, swing on over to the SHOWS page. http://www.punchdrunkcabaret.com/shows/

 


 

 

04/09/2017 Edmonton Music Award Nomination

We admit, we have a dim view of music awards of any kind. So for that reason, we've never submitted any of our work to be nominated. However, when long-time director, Mark Remple, asked if he could submit the Beard of Bees video for a potential Edmonton Music Award nomination, who were we to say no? After all, Mark has shot, co-produced, and edited every single video PDC has ever released, and personally, we think he's highly underrated. So, it came as a pleasant surprise last week when it was announced that Beard of Bees was indeed nominated for Video of the Year. Should it win, (we're not holding our breath) we couldn't think of a more deserving guy than Mark. The awards gala is set for June 29 at the Winspear Centre.

 


 

 

02/28/2017 New Live Video Launched

A month to the day it was shot, we have launched our first ever live video, and a cover song no less. Director/ Editor Mark Remple of Point of View media wasted no time completing the 8 camera shoot. Although the audience and the show were beyond expectation, 50% of the crew was lost to separate and unrelated health issues days before the shoot. This made for some tense moments finding replacements, but Remple and crew came through unscathed. In fact, they did a spot-on job capturing the electric energy between band and audience. 




 

02/06/2017  PDC Video Shoot Lands Front Cover

The January 28 video shoot at the Bailey Theatre in Camrose was a smashing success, made even sweeter by the Camrose Canadian featuring the event on its front cover. The paper followed up with a short review (see below) and an online gallery consisting of 10 photos. Special thanks to editor Josh Aldrich for all the support!

http://www.camrosecanadian.com/2017/02/01/punch-drunk-cabaret-goes-live-at-bailey-theatre

 

 Punch Drunk Cabaret rocked the Bailey Theatre in Camrose on Jan. 28 for the filming of their first live music video for “Sweet Dreams (are made of this)”.

 

The Alberta band packed out the historic theatre with their unique brand of rockabilly and steampunk swing.

 

The song is one of the few covers they play and is one they usually close their shows with. The hope is the live video will help show promoters and radio discover what a Punch Drunk Cabaret experience is like. More than 130 people crammed into the Bailey Theatre, many dressed in their best steampunk costumes with the hopes of being caught on camera.

 

Local band The Men Who Fell to Earth opened the night with a set of rock hits from the 1990s.

 

PDC is next performing at the Ice on Whyte Festival in Edmonton on Feb. 4.