The Steampunk Yule Ball: Through the Looking Glass
Sat 10 Dec 2022
7.15pm - 2am
Step through the looking glass and into the Multiverse. Where you can be whatever you want to be. Imagine that you exist in an entirely different universe – distantly separated from ours – with its own laws of physics and unique civilizations. Maybe you have magical powers or strange eccentricities. Have you ever fancied yourself a Shamanic Steampunk or a Faery on a quest for mischief; maybe a Drag Star Superhero or the Kinky Captain of a Space Pirate Ship. Or are you a Merperson who lived at Hogwarts or an Otherworldy being with unusual powers or something only you could ever imagine. Ask yourself – “what is the most magical part of me? Who or what would I be if I could choose?” And then for one glorious Yule Ball night revel in your fantasy. This is a night of Magical Surrealism at its finest. Muggles and magical folk alike – All are welcome here at Exeter’s Yule Ball.
To celebrate 10 years of the Steampunk Yule Ball we are bringing you the biggest and best line up yet. All the way from New York City … we’ve only got the amazing post punk cabaret duo – FRENCHY & THE PUNK; Alongside Brighton’s quirkiest export, Chap-hop aficionado PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL; Exeter’s own Steam Queen FEY PINK; Victoriana Electro Swing/Glitch Hop masters THE GASLIGHT TROUBADOURS; and opening our show the amazing ANDREW O’NEILL with their unique blend of music and comedy. Cabaret acts from the MOONLIGHT GARDEN and our Mistress of Ceremonies PANDORA MIDNIGHT. Keeping the party swinging in the bar we have DJ LOUIE-LOUIE and introducing the amazing DJ FARAMIX. PLUS adding a bit of class with the TIME TRAVELING STRING QUARTET.
Professor Elemental has created a unique neo-Victorian blend of hip hop and comedy, and is the man behind the world’s first steampunk rap album. His music charts subjects such as steam-powered flight, underwater discovery, and nice cups of tea. With a heart of brass and a fine pith helmet, he embodies the Victorian spirit of invention and exploration. His act has gone like clockwork at Steampunk events and music festivals around the world
FRENCHY & THE PUNK:
New York’s one and only Punk Cabaret Duo! Foot-stompin’ bohemian cabaret folk, world, French chanson and punk spirit. Formed by Singer/Percussionist Samantha Stephenson and Guitarist/Drummer Scott Helland
Fey Pink is an alternative Singer/Songwriter, Feminist, Activist, Free Thinker & Mother who lives & works both in the UK and France. She is the front woman for The Gaslight Troubadours and works prolifically with musicians and producers across the world.
THE GASLIGHT TROUBADOURS:
The Gaslight Troubadours cite their influences as “scratchy old cylinder recordings, risqué Music Hall, 221b Baker Street, old radio show thrillers and Hammer Horror”. Although they’ve been described as “the dark, more twisted cousin of Public Service Broadcasting” their closest musical bedfellows are Mo’ Wax and the likes of DJ Shadow.
Andrew O’Neill is an award-winning comedian, musician and best-selling writer. A psychedelic non-binary whirlwind, they combine surrealism, polemic and good old-fashioned stagecraft to produce uniquely counter-cultural stand-up.
PANDORA MIDNIGHT & THE MOONLIGHT GARDEN
The goddess of the Forest, the Empress of the Fae, Pandora Midnight has come from the Moonlight Garden to bring a little magic into your lives. Performing cabaret delights with special guests to make life beautiful.
TIME TRAVELLER’S QUARTET
This unusual String Quartet will welcome guests with their array of eccentric covers. Bringing a little class to the proceedings.
Deep in the dark and empty ashes of the south coast of England, a spark was born. The spark ignited into a flame. This flame was a flame of passion and desire like no one had ever seen. This powerful flame grew stronger and very soon spread like no other had spread before! Beware of this fire, as it will captivate you and lure you in with it’s tremendous beauty and power.They call it HELLRAZER. Raze Hell is an Entertainment company providing the best in alternative performers, fire shows and burlesque.
DJ LOUIE LOUIE
A veteran of Exeter Steampunk Yule Ball since it began and dance floor shaker at Glastonbury and other festivals for over 10 years. Expect early doors classic vintage and steam punk sounds and later night electro swing, electro blues and other retro-futurist dance grooves.
New to the Exeter scene we are delighted to welcome this up and coming SteamFunk DJ. Exeter-local, Yule Ball regular, with DJ experience from Japanese burlesque nightclubs to open-air events in the Americas. Serving up electro-swing and steam-funk sounds, with elements of musical literacy across genres, decades, and the entire world.
Half Price Honesty Tickets Available
In response to the current cost of living crisis, Exeter Phoenix and Steampunk Yule Ball have decided to set some tickets aside for people who have not been able to buy tickets due to financial worries. We hope this makes the show accessible to those who want to come. These tickets will be sold purely on an honour system – we will trust that those who do not need the discount will not use up the limited supply.
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