Steampunk Spotlight: Steam Powered Giraffe, Take 2
This time as I write about these amazing men, I’m quite enamored.
I confess: I have a total crush on The Rabbit. (Let’s pretend just for a few minutes that he’s not young enough to be my son. Hello Ms. Robinson! Cougar crossing!)
I mean, serious crush.
But, that aside. Steam Powered Giraffe as a musical group of unique entertainers simply blew me out of my spats. Not only are their songs charming, both lyrics and melodies, but the way they’re performed is unsurpassed. Their gorgeous three-part harmonies takes one back to a simpler time and fills one’s ears with pure beauty.
On top of musical excellence, these talented men, The Rabbit (Chris Bennett), The Spine (brother, David Bennett), and The Jon (Jon Sprague), perform it as if they were automatons for the audience’s (and especially my) delight. Their robotic movements are impeccable, right down to the way their jaws move while they sing. It’s perfectly executed from beginning to end, a complete show with a back story and everything. Vaudeville style.
Since seeing them live at HRM Steampunk Symposium and then the next weekend at Clockwork Con in Austin, TX, I’ve listened to their “Album One” CD nonstop. Amazing. Truly.
You can hear some of their music for free on their MySpace page, but please support these amazing entertainers by purchasing their CD on iTunes, Amazon, or from their website. Another way to support the band is to donate to their 2012 2-cent tour Kickstarter. Some wonderful rewards there.
You will not regret it.
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~ by omgrey on February 28, 2012.
Posted in Steampunk Spotlight
Tags: author, christopher bennett, clockwork con, convention, cosplay, david bennett, hrm steampunk symposium, jon sprague, love, music, non-monogamy, o.m. grey, olivia grey, open, open marriage, passion, steam powered giraffe, steampunk