Steampunk Performers

This page features musicians and other performers who have appeared at steampunk events or otherwise have some connection to steampunk. Links with an asterisk (*) will take you to an enhanced listing.

A Halo Called Fred* — Billed as “the greatest guitar, bass, violin, and Tupperware band in the history of all time and space.” Bandcamp

Abney Park* — A pioneering steampunk band founded in 1997.

Alice Strange* — A one-woman musical act, formerly known as Alice’s Night Circus. Her sound is described as “a blend of apocalyptic fairy-tale steampop with a touch of the circus.”

Eli August* — Eli August describes his sound as “Dark Americana.” He performs solo or with The Abandoned Buildings.

Emilie Autumn* — A popular singer-songwriter and violinist with Victorian-era influences.

Bellow Wing* — Multi-instrumentalist who performs “Folk-Punk-Dark-Cabaret.”

Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers* — "Mustache-powered tubadors” with a sound that’s been compared to The Temperance Seven and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. . . 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

Captain of the Lost Waves* — “Nu vaudeville and folk opera.”

Cascadian Airship — A band with music influences from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, plus jazz, blues, and rock of the 50s through 70s. . .

Celtica* — Celtic rock band with a steampunk-themed album. . .

Greg Chapman — His act includes juggling, comedy, and escapology.

The Cog is Dead* — Self-described as “a steampunk band with a bit of a musical identity crisis. . .”

The Cogkneys* — Described as “a music hall inspired duo presenting music hall merriment and steampunk delights.”

Coveilance Dance Project — Mad scientist belly dancers. . .

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands* — A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has performed at Dragon Con and several steampunk events. . .

The Dark Design* — A “UK Steampunk / Pirate / Victoriana band"

Michelle Deck* — A singer who performs as Lady Lyric d’Avalon, the “time-traveling trouvère.”

Diego's Umbrella — This band describes its music as a blend of “Eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks.”

DJ VLAD* — This steampunk DJ appears in costume at steampunk events, comic cons and Renaissance Faires in Central Florida. VLAD stands for “Very Loud & Dangerous.”

Doc Phineas* — TV personality and MC of steampunk events. . .

Dogwood* — Dogwood “aims to weave historical and wax hysterical in the old-new traditions of mountain men, shantymen, and fellow men while tromping across both ancient myth and accidental malady.”

Dust Bowl Faeries* — A “dark-carnival band” with instrumentation that includes accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel/guitar and percussion.

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band* — This band “combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other,” according to their own description.

Escape the Clouds* — A steampunk-themed solo music project by singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Rossmore. . . Bandcamp

The Eternal Frontier* — Steampunk music from Baron Maximilian Von Zipple and Professor Adam Smasher.

External Combustion Orchestra* — Billed as “Kansas City’s steampunk band. . .”

The Extraordinary Contraptions* — A steampunk-themed band that blends “Motown-funk bass grooves with a driving guitar, chaotic drums, engagingly playful keys and accordion, and three-part vocal harmonies.” Bandcamp

Fate Gear* — An all-female steampunk metal band from Japan. . .

Feline and Strange* — Described as “theatrical post-punk” with a powerful female voice and “roots in Tango, opera, and cabaret.”

Fermata* — Fermata is a band that describes its sound as “acoustic chamber rock. . .” Bandcamp

Frenchy and the Punk* — A duo that often performs at steampunk events. . .

The Gaslight Troubadours* — Described as a mix of “Vaudeville beats, kitschtronica, dark swing, leftfield hip hop, drum n’bass, and anywhere else that we feel like going.”

Ghostfire* — The band describes its music as embracing “folk, shanty, spaghetti western, country, and Americana.”

Hvbris — Fire arts performance.

Lee Presson and the Nails* — A San Francisco-based “goth swing” ensemble. . .

Littmus Steampunk Band* — They describe themselves as “a band of castoffs let go from around the world. . .” Bandcamp

Madam Misfit* — UK-based “Electroswing Steampunk Performer” with “a sprinkle of Monty Python.” Bandcamp

Marquis of Vaudeville* — “Progressive, carnival-esque punk cabaret.”

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing* — This band plays “loud punk rock songs about the Victorian era.”

Montague Jacques Fromage* — Described as the “Godfather of Steampunk Funk.” Bandcamp

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer* — Chap-hop artist from the UK. . . Bandcamp

Nathaniel Johnstone* — A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who often performs at steampunk events. Bandcamp

The New Orleans Steamcog Orchestra — "Sophisticated and yet strangely modern sounds of turn-of-the-century ingenuity.”

Night Watch Paradox* — Described as as “an eclectic fusion of original progressive rock, neoclassical, cabaret, post-punk, new wave, comedic storytelling, and other avant-garde genres.”

The Nülydedz* — They describe their sound as “high energy Zombie Rockabilly,” with influences including Carl Perkins, Elvis, Stray Cats, and Rev. Horton Heat. They perform in the guise of zombies.

Phantasmagoria* — “Central Florida’s Original Victorian/Steampunk Storytelling Troupe.”

Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire* — Steampunk Chap Hop artist.

Poison Garden* — A steampunk band from Italy with “a modern sound sunk in the noise of an alternative past.”

Poplock Holmes* — Poplock Holmes describes his sound as a “quirky, Victorian-flavored hip-hop known as Chap Hop.” It is “the perfect mood music for hunting yeti, taming wild beats, and drinking tea.”

Professor DR Schreiber — Schreiber describes himself as a “magic historian, performer, and teacher of young magicians.” His shows include Steampunk Conjuring and 19th Century Conjuring.

Professor Elemental* — One of the top chap hop performers. Bandcamp

The Ragged Blade Band* — Ragtime, blues, jazz, and other sounds from the early 20th century. . .

Ragtime Poetry Co. — A group of poets with vintage clothing and typewriters who often appear at steampunk events. . .

Aaron J. Shay* — Folky “sci-fi singer-songwriter. . .” Bandcamp

Sarah Shay* — Music described as “nerdy ukulele songs that are usually funny but sometimes sad.” Bandcamp

Steam Powered Giraffe* — This band describes itself as “Steampunk and Futurism” combined with “mime and music to create a breathtakingly imaginative act.”

The Steampunk Stompers* — Described as “steeped in the traditions of ragtime, early jazz, swing, dixieland, the popular musics of the late 1800’s-early 1900’s.”

Strangely Doesburg* — Comedy and “roaring accordion music.”

Sun & Shadow* — A steampunk project by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Damon DeMartin. . . Bandcamp

This Way to the Egress* — The band describes itself as “equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three-ring circus. . .”

Unwoman* — Cellist-singer-songwriter. Bandcamp

V is for Villains* — A “high energy electronic rock band.”

Valentine Wolfe* — This duo plays “gothic metal inspired by seances, 19th century gothic literature, and classical music.” Bandcamp

The Velveteen Band* — The theatrical rock ensemble features puppets on vocals, a deranged mad scientist, and is led by a six foot trumpet playing rabbit named the Baron Von Velveteen.

Vernian Process* — An avant-garde/progressive rock band that draws inspiration from authors such as H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, and Jules Verne. . . Bandcamp

Victor and the Bully* — Music “inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical , electro-swing and punk. . .”

Victor Sierra* — Steampunk/dieselpunk trio from Paris. . .

Aurelio Voltaire* — Singer, songwriter, animator and comic artist with a goth sensibility. . .

Vourteque* — Neo-vintage musician and DJ. . .

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.* — Comedic music with old-time influences. . .

T.E. Yates* — UK-based folk musician, animator, and visual artist. Bandcamp

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