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Charming Disaster

Charming Disaster

May 24th 2019 @ The Spirit Room

Rochester, NY
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About Charming Disaster
Genres:
Folk, Folk Rock, Americana, Art Rock, Cabaret, Vaudeville
Band Members:
Ellia Bisker (vocals/ukulele), Jeff Morris (vocals/guitar)

Charming Disaster is a songwriting and performance duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris ...
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Friday, May 24th, 2019
7:00 PM
The Spirit Room
139 State St, Rochester, NY 14614
Brooklyn goth-folk duo Charming Disaster (as heard on Welcome to Night Vale!) return to Rochester's only Spiritualism-themed cocktail bar with songs of seances, ghostly paramours, and the occult, on tour behind their third album, SPELLS + RITUALS, releasing on June 7, 2019!

7-9pm / $5-$10 sliding scale

Preorder SPELLS + RITUALS: https://www.charmingdisaster.com/spells-rituals

Brooklyn-based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, using two voices to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility, combining vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion. In their critically acclaimed albums Love, Crime & Other Trouble (2015) and Cautionary Tales (2017), they have explored themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal. Their song “Ghost Story” was featured on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and they have toured around the United States; recent performances include Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in NYC, Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.

LISTEN: http://charmingdisaster.bandcamp.com

"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist

“Enchanting and disturbing…Spells + Rituals blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine

“Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly

“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly
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About Charming Disaster
Genres:
Folk, Folk Rock, Americana, Art Rock, Cabaret, Vaudeville
Band Members:
Ellia Bisker (vocals/ukulele), Jeff Morris (vocals/guitar)

Charming Disaster is a songwriting and performance duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris ...
Read More