Steampunk Performers on Bandcamp
On selected Fridays, Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on music sales as a way to support artists who use the platform. We’ve compiled this list to make it easier to find steampunk musicians. Normally, Bandcamp gets 15% of sales from digital downloads and 10% from sales of CDs, but on Bandcamp Fridays, all sales go straight to the artists. It runs midnight to midnight Pacific Time. Here is the announcement.
A Halo Called Fred — "The greatest guitar, bass, violin, and Tupperware band in the history of all time and space. Gracing the New Jersey geek community with their catchy, funny, and unabashedly irreverent music for over 25 years." Location: New Brunswick, NJ. Find on Bandcamp
Black Sheikhs — A band in West Yorkshire that describe their music as “heady concoctions of swing, punk, pop and rock, steaming into the 21st century.” Find on Bandcamp
Brother Spellbinder — The band describes its sound as a mix of “folk, eastern European, classical and rock” elements with “plaintive vocals, unusual arrangements, and a variety of textures.” Bandcamp
Escape the Clouds — "As Escape the Clouds, Mark Rossmore draws from history, imagination, and the world around him to tell unique, narrative songs. His vivid lyrics tell of relatable characters and steampunk-inspired 'worlds that might have been,' all flowing atop an atmospheric foundation of world, electronic, and acoustic sounds." Location: Pensacola, FL. Find on Bandcamp
Extraordinary Contraptions — Steampunk rock/neo-classic rock/Steam-prog. From the band's website: "Ranging from silly love songs through dark, seething explorations of power to their characters' own epically orchestrated tales of Victorian-influenced sci-fi, this quartet of aural anachronisms cranks the temporal bi-resonator to eleven for romance, music and science!" They've performed at DragonCon, AnachroCon, World Steam Expo, and other events. Location: Atlanta. Find on Bandcamp
Fermata — Fermata is a band that describes its sound as “acoustic chamber rock. . .” Find on Bandcamp
The Forgetmenauts — Six-piece folk rock ensemble inspired by myth, cryptids, and fairy tales. Location: San Francisco Bay Area. Find on Bandcamp
Frenchy and the Punk — A duo that often performs at steampunk events. Find on Bandcamp
Ghostfire — The band describes its music as embracing “folk, shanty, spaghetti western, country, and Americana.” Find on Bandcamp
Littmus Steampunk Band — Steampunk music from Queensland, Australia. They describe themselves as "a band of castoffs let go from around the world. Always keeping an eye out for any easy pickings that may come their way. Occasionally having to move on if the authorities get wind of them." Find on Bandcamp
Madam Misfit — UK-based "Electroswing Steampunk Performer" with "a sprinkle of Monty Python." Find on Bandcamp
Montague Jacques Fromage — "Cogfather of Steampunk Funk/Victorian Rap." Find on Bandcamp
Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer — "From deepest darkest Surrey, and with a decade of gentlemanly catterwalling under his belt, Mr.B brings you Chap-Hop, re-acquainting Hip-Hop with the Queen's English from whence it came." Find on Bandcamp
Nathaniel Johnstone Band — "Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of Rock, Jazz, Surf, and Folk with a penchant for storytelling and myth-bending." Location: Rhode Island. Find on Bandcamp
Professor Elemental — The Professor describes his music as "Chap Hop / Steampunk / comedy/ Hip Hop." Londonist described him as "Fast and fluid. . . loveably bonkers." Hometown: Brighton, UK. Find on Bandcamp
Rapscallion* — Rapscallion describes itself as a “chap rock/steampunk band drawing heavy influence from classics such as Queen, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and The Darkness, but with a healthy dose of steampunk perspective.” Find on Bandcamp
Aaron J. Shay — A Seattle-based singer-songwriter who "blends an old-world folk sound with a modern lyrical style and an affinity for science, technology, and fiction." Find on Bandcamp
Sarah Shay — "Sarah plays nerdy ukulele songs that are usually funny but sometimes sad." Location: Seattle. Find on Bandcamp
Sun & Shadow — A steampunk project by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Damon DeMartin. He's performed at the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention in Tucson and at the Fireland Phoenix Faerie Festival. Find on Bandcamp
Sunday Driver — A band whose sound has been described as “a Dickensian Kate Bush” (Financial Times) and “a careful and delicate fusion of Indian chant and English folk” (The Steampunk Workshop). Find on Bandcamp
Unwoman — Cellist-singer-songwriter. Location: San Francisco. Find on Bandcamp
Valentine Wolfe — This duo plays "Victorian Chamber metal." Location: Greenville, SC. Find on Bandcamp
Vernian Process — An avant-garde/progressive rock band that draws inspiration from authors such as H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, and Jules Verne. Location: San Francisco. Find on Bandcamp
Victor Sierra — Steampunk/dieselpunk trio from Paris. Find on Bandcamp
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys* — Described as “a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck. . .” Find on Bandcamp
T.E. Yates — UK-based musician, animator, and visual artist. He describes his musical genre as "Folk / Alternative / Folk-Rock / Indie Folk / Psychedelic Folk." He plays harmonica, banjo and musical saw. Find on Bandcamp
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