acoustic quartet & sub-formats
Parlor Tricks is the world’s first & foremost industrial ragtime band.
Sultry vocals, resonator guitar, upright bass and drums, Parlor Tricks brings a roaring '20s feel to any event: from an acoustic ragtime, to cocktail hour swing, to let-loose dance party. Parlor Tricks is elegance, energy & first class entertainment. “It’s vaudevillian in its delivery, dark & soaring at once,” according to SFFunCheap.
Parlor Tricks captures the immediacy & infectiousness fun of early jazz. What they offer is original & creative, a band that’s together for the love & exploration of music. They'll surprise & delight your audience while bringing the authenticity & originality you demand & deserve. Parlor Tricks does for syncopation & stomp what Led Zeppelin did for the Thermin, what Lady Gaga did for bubbles.
Parlor Tricks plays from a deep list of American popular music standards -- including swing-era standards, rock favorites & Americana. The band's EP: 'Was I Drunk? and other love songs' features a cover of the 1936 Dorothy Dell Zeigfield Follies smash hit & six original tunes featuring slide guitar, ukulele & banjo in tunes from sweet to rollicking & closes, in Parlor Tricks' fashion, with a rag that reaches forward & back through time to scratch that hard to reach itch between Fats Waller and the Ramones.
Baby Said Yes
all songs from Parlor Tricks' Eponymous EP - ©2008 Parlour Tricks, Garagista Records