Performers

Calling All Fans!

These go to 11.

Jam-packed with legendary folks everywhere you look, these performers radiate amusement and entertainment with their uncanny talents.

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2020 Virtual Performers

A HUGE thank you to all of the performers that thought outside of the box to bring us some amazing virtual performances!!  The challenge of COVID-19 has been particularly hard on these artists.  PLEASE check out their bios and links below and go out and show them some Dragon Con love.

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Abney Park

Abney Park is a counter culture band, that’s performed world-wide for 20 years, released 23 albums, and was instrumental in popularizing the steampunk subculture. Their sound is a mix of electronic dance, electroswing, and modern pop music. Their fun and riotous performances feature over-the-top steampunk instruments and costumes.

Please support our amazing performers by purchasing merch at http://www.abneypark.com/market/.

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The Brobdingnagian Bards

The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brAHb’ding-näg-EE-en) hail from Austin, Texas. They take traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs, mix it up with Lord of the Rings music to create a unique brand of Celtic Filk.

The Brobdingnagian Bards music will touch your Scotch-Irish heritage with traditional Celtic songs and contemporary parodies. It’s a musical experience that shouldn’t be missed. So visit them online and laugh your arse off to a musical experience that will leave you glowing for more… without the radiation poisoning.  Check out www.thebards.net for more information.

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at https://brobdingnagianbards.bandcamp.com/merch, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://brobdingnagianbards.bandcamp.com/merch/et-tu-tipus.

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Crüxshadows

One of the most notable dark-wave bands internationally, The Crüxshadows’ motto is “live, love, be, believe,” and it serves as a reminder that while The Crüxshadows may write catchy songs, the band has depth that extends beyond the dance floor. Check them out at https://www.cruxshadows.org/.

Please support our amazing performers by purchasing merch at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Cruxshadows.

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Crystal Bright

Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, led by singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, have played over 500 shows from Montreal to Austin to New Orleans to Boston over the past five years, sharing the stage with the likes of Beats Antique, Autumn Owls, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Love Language, Rising Appalachia, Larkin Grimm, Pearl and the Beard and many more.  For more information, visit www.thecrystalbright.com.

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at http://www.crystalbrightandsilverhands.com/store, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at www.PayPal.me/crystalbrightmusic or through Venmo at @crystalbrightmusic, or patreon at https://www.patreon.com/crystalbright.

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The Cybertronic Spree

More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! This band of Transformers has been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll and they can’t be stopped. Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour. Visit http://www.thecybertronicspree.com/ for more information on the band.

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at https://cybertronicspree.storenvy.com/.

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The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop music duo made up of siblings Laser (they/them) and Aubrey (she/her). The siblings perform songs that are geeky, snarky, sweet, and uplifting, on their cello, ukulele and meowing cat keyboard. The latest Doubleclicks album, “The Book Was Better” has songs about cats, video games, gender identity, and trying to get away from the Internet. The Doubleclicks songs are for everybody, and tend to be appreciated by nerds, queer folks, kids and rad folks who helped fund the production of their new album on Kickstarter, and have made four of their previous albums Billboard-charting successes. Check out www.thedoubleclicks.com  for more information.

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at www.thedoubleclicks.com/store.

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DJ Spider

It’s hard to categorize DJ Spider’s style – with a love of multiple genres, she’d had a chance to spin just about everything over the last 30 years, including pop, rock, dance, house, indie, retro, darkwave, country, R&B, swing, jazz, and just about everything in between.  Check her out at https://www.facebook.com/DJSpiderEBM/.

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Frenchy and the Punk

Frenchy and the Punk offer foot-stompin’ danceable bohemian cabaret folk, world, French chanson, and ’80s punk with a dash of vaudeville charm, Steampunk flair, and pixie spirit. Visit www.frenchyandthepunk.com for more information.

Please support our amazing performers by purchasing merch at www.batfrogs.com and giving to their virtual tip jar at www.batfrogs.com/product/tip-jar or through Venmo at @frenchyandthepunk.

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Guitarmy of One

Scott Helland Guitarmy of One: Helland is an American born musician, songwriter and artist. He has over 25 recordings out including seven solo CDs and five CDs with his cabaret rock duo Frenchy and the Punk. In the `80s & `90s, Helland played bass with the Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow, and Outpatients. FNP now tour year round.  Check him out at http://www.guitarmyofone.com.

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Hyperspace

Hyperspace is no stranger to DragonCon. This Atlanta-based Nerdy Pop Punk trio has previous rocked it’s main stage and attends each year as huge fans of the Con. Their high energy show will have you rocking out to a pop culture playlist that includes a tribute to Carrie Fisher, Stranger D&D Things, Scott Pilgrim shenanigans, and even songs that will spring into G.I. Joe action. Check them out at www.hyperspaceband.com.        

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at https://hyperspaceband.bandcamp.com/merch.

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Jess-O-Lantern

Jess-O-Lantern is a Solo Spooky Songstress and a Powerhouse Vocalist!  She presents a blend of Acoustic Horrorpunk crossed with a Cabaret…in a Graveyard! To Jess-O-Lantern, EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN! HAPPY HAUNTING!

Please support our amazing performers through purchasing digital music at https://jess-o-lantern.bandcamp.com/, buying merch at https://jessolantern.bigcartel.com/, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://www.paypal.me/JessOLantern.

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Marquis of Vaudeville

Marquis of Vaudeville is known the world over for their progressive, carnival-esque, punk-cabaret stylings, fusing timeworn elements of the old world with newfangled innovation, a sound they’ve dubbed ‘melodic mischief’ due to the music’s mysterious, yet playful nature.  Check them out at www.movmusic.com.

Please support our amazing performers through purchasing digital music at http://www.marquisofvaudeville.com/catalogue, buying merch at http://www.marquisofvaudeville.com/store, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://marquis-of-vaudeville.square.site/#iRvjSZ.

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Mayhayley’s Grave

Southern gothic swing sensation, Mayhayley’s Grave is a merry band of miscreants who bring a rockin’ ragtime sound peppered with gypsy spirits. This big band hot jazz soundtrack of southern sin, hard livin’, vigilante justice, and more than a touch of voodoo is dark and dance-able!  As the house band for The Captain & Maybelle’s Bonafide Sideshow, Mayhayley’s Grave has more than a few tricks up their sleeves. You’ll be shocked and amazed!

Please support our amazing performers by purchasing merch at www.storefrontier.com/mayhayleysgrave and giving to their virtual tip jar at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thatmoneyforjames, https://venmo.com/jamesjdavis, or https://cash.app/$mayhayleysgrave.

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The Muckers

The Muckers are a five-piece folk-rock band from Atlanta. With a strong emphasis on Irish music, the band also blends influences of Gypsy music, sea shanties, country, rockabilly, and anything else they can get their hands on. The name doesn’t mean what you think it means. For more information visit http://culturepunkatl.com/.        

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at https://themuckers.bigcartel.com/.

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The Murder of Jane Crow

The Murder of Jane Crow is ruffling feathers around the world with their unique fusion of goth, cabaret, classical music and gypsy storytelling, at once theatrical and deeply personal. Featuring Jane Crow on piano, Jimmy Branham on guitar, Jane Grace on backing vocals, and Alan Shaw on drums and percussion, The Murder is a dynamic quartet that delivers a dazzling display of musical prowess and showmanship guaranteed to entertain.  For more information, visit www.murderofjanecrow.com.

Please support our amazing performers by purchasing digital music at https://murderofjanecrow.bandcamp.com/.

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NEMESIS

DJ’ing since 2001, NEMESIS has been crossing boundaries between EDM, TECHNO, House, Industrial, EBM, 80’S, Top 40 and more. He has been an official Dragon Con DJ 2008 through 2012, 2018, and 2019. His high energy shows, mixing skills, song choice, and ability to keep the audience engaged make his performances a must see!

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The Shake Ups

Meet The Shake Ups, an award-winning, Indianapolis-based power-pop band! Since 2005, they have been blending co-ed vocals, bouncy melodies and infectious energy into a refreshingly charming sound. The Shake Ups wow audiences across the U.S. performing songs from and about cartoons for audiences of all ages. The Shake Ups’ latest album, Meddling Kids, celebrates 50 years of Scooby Doo and is a Saturday morning cartoon-fueled extravaganza. The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers, and the galaxy’s most animated band!  Visit their website at www.theshakeups.net.

Please support our amazing performers by buying merch at https://theshakeups.square.site/.

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Tom Smith

A performer for thirty-five years, and a DragonCon mainstay since 2004, Tom Smith has two dozen albums, fourteen Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk, a spot in the Filk Hall of Fame, and a lot of fans all over the world. His catalog includes songs of romance, superheroes, dark fantasy, computers, pirates, zombies, the Cthulhu Mythos, Disney, show tunes, progressive politics, anime, and much more, including lots and lots and lots of puns. If you’ve seen him, you know you have to be there. If you haven’t, come on down and live the myth of Smith!

Please support our amazing performers through purchasing digital music at https://tomsmith.bandcamp.com/, and/or giving through patreon at www.patreon.com/filkertom.

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Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe performs dark, haunted music composed for soprano, solo double bass, and electronics. Inspired by seances, spirit photography, gothic poetry and literature, and the macabre realms of history, Valentine Wolfe is a symphony of darkness to your most seductive nightmares. Drawing inspiration from all things Victorian, including literature, poetry, and history, and blending them with their musical proclivities and sensibilities and new media, their music has found particular favor amongst the Steampunk set. For more information visit https://valentinewolfe.com/.

Please support our amazing performers through purchasing digital music at https://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/, buying merch at https://valentinewolfe.threadless.com/, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/valentinewolfe or patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ValentineWolfe.

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Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.

An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the gothic, steampunk, and dark cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi, and comic book conventions as well as gothic and steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs “Brains!” and “Land of the Dead” from the Cartoon Network show The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy.  Check out www.voltaire.net for more details.

Please support our amazing performers through buying merch at https://www.industryeight.com/voltaire, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/aureliovoltaire or patreon at https://www.patreon.com/aureliovoltaire.

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Wanderland

Welcome to Wanderland! Jake and Gigi Edgley have been traveling the world making music and spreading the love because life’s too short not to! With all the craziness going on in the world it’s time for us to forget about our worries and have a jam!

For 7 years Jake has been playing around the globe. As a singer-songwriter by trade he has also performed on X-Factor, The Voice and is one of the most in demand singers on the planet! Gigi’s an international Superstar! Some of her credits include singing at Stan Lee’s Comic Con and 95th Birthday, rocking out at her residencies in Hollywood, playing your favorite space minx Chiana on Farscape and hosting the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. Come hang out for some exquisite tunes, international stardom and brace yourself for some delicious music delight!  More info can be found at https://www.wanderland.love/ and http://www.gigiedgley.com/.

Please support our amazing performers through watching their content at https://www.twitch.tv/gigiedgleytv, buying merch at http://www.gigiedgley.com/shop, and/or giving through the virtual tip jar at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/gigiedgley or through Venmo at @Gigi-Edgley.

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