Punch Drunk Cabaret mixes rockabilly, roots, and swing into a high energy cocktail of rousing, sing-a-long choruses and dance floor packing rhythms. With six years of club, festival, and special event performances under its belt, the band has earned a reputation as a “must-see” live act that’s equal parts audience participation and arena-rock showmanship.
With their unmistakable steampunk inspired look, Punch Drunk Cabaret features a rhythm section like no other, complete with stand-up drummer, Sean E Watts, and 12 string bassist Terry Sawbones Grant. Add to that frontman, Bandmeister Randy B’s gravel-throated vocals and overdriven Gretsch guitar and you have a sound and style that’s truly all its own.
The band’s set list features a winning mix of originals you swear you’ve heard before and cover songs like you’ve never heard before, including 80’s hits such as Hot for Teacher and Sweet Dreams (are made of this) radically rearranged as 40’s styled, guitar driven swing. The result is a formula that resonates with an incredibly wide range of music fans, encompassing roots, blues, rock, and country.
Released in the spring of 2016, Punch Drunk Cabaret’s third album, Electrik Steam Show bristles with whiskey- soaked melodies poured over bristling bump n’ grind beats, all under the direction of Juno award winning producer/ engineer Ross Nykiforuk (Sheepdogs/ Northern Pikes). Strictly focusing on live dates throughout the year, Punch Drunk Cabaret continues to prove they are a one-of-a-kind act on the rise.