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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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. . .
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.”
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.
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. . .
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.”
This Way to the Egress* — The band describes itself as “equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three-ring circus. . .”
V is for Villains* — A “high energy electronic rock band.”
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.
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. . .