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Lee Presson and the Nails

Lee Presson and the Nails is a San Francisco-based “goth swing” ensemble that has performed at Clockwork Alchemy, Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium, and other events.

Band leader Lee Presson (pronounced “press-on") has described himself as “The John Waters of Jazz” and his group as “The Craziest Swing Band on the West Coast.”

He is also known for presenting readings in the guise of Edgar Allan Poe at Clockwork Alchemy and the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

Location: San Francisco

Major releases: Last Request (2019), Balls In Your Face (2010), El Bando En Fuego (2003), Playing Dirty: LPN Live at the Derby (2001), Jump Swing From Hell (1998)