Steampunk Spotlight: Unwoman

Back in April at the Oklahoma City Steampunk Expo, I had the great pleasure of seeing Unwoman perform. She was absolutely captivating, and I’m thrilled that I will get to see her perform again this weekend at the Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Wichita, KS.

Her rendition of Wham’s “Careless Whisper” is hauntingly beautiful and extremely moving. As I was passing by the main stage at OK Steampunk Expo, I heard this remarkable woman play. The mixture of her voice and the soothing sound of her cello stopped me, and I stood there captivated. As she sang “Careless Whisper,” tears welled up in my eyes at the beauty of the moment. Truly a special performer.

Please check out her music and support this talented artist.

I truly hope that I get a chance to talk with Erica this weekend at Emerald City, perhaps we can share a drink and talk about girl things. That would be simply splendid.

From her website:

Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-composer-producer. She performs with her solo voice-cello act in the Bay Area, is frequently featured at major steampunk, science fiction, and goth events, plays cello with Stripmall Architecture, Abney Park, Eliza Rickman, Vernian Process and other acts, and has also toured the US with Voltaire in 2009 and Rasputina in 2006. In September 2011 she released Uncovered, a covers collection featuring songs by Joy Division, Madonna, Front 242, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, and Tori Amos.

Find more videos of this amazing woman on her YouTube Channel.

Connect with Unwoman: Facebook * Twitter

~ by omgrey on November 1, 2011.

8 Responses to “Steampunk Spotlight: Unwoman”

  1. I first heard Unwoman on Escape the Clouds newest album and I find myself totally smitten by her voice, It’s high time I click the link and go buy up a bunch of her work me thinks!

  2. Erica is a wonderful beautiful woman. I was specifically asked by no less than four people if I would make sure she was comfortable and happy while she was at OSE. All from friends of mine that are also friends of her. That much care shown for her only comes from one place, the fact that she is a very loving individual.

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting Erica and hearing her music when she decided to drop by Dallas and put on a performance at a friends’ house. She was very friendly and candid. I admired how she was able to speak of the personal stories behind her songs (while her live audience was small, she was broadcasting the performance on-line so many got to hear about her life).

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