30 people in a band? No problem. At every rehearsal, BBQ, and party, everyone loves one another like one big family. Until a gig comes along, and thenâ€¦The trombones rumble with team saxophone, who fight for stage space with the clarinet and the fiddle, who donâ€™t notice because they are busy vying for the attentions of the accordions, who could care less because the drum corps are a bunch of bullies, who are constantly melting at the sight of the glockenspiel, who has an eye for the cymbals, who keeps falling over the sousaphone, who is busy avoiding flying pom poms, who are chasing after the trombones, who are rumblingâ€¦.
Mucca Pazza are marching misfits. They play everything from Gainesbourg to Le Tigre, Bar-Kays to Ali Hassan Kuban and lotsa original compositions (including one commissioned by a queen from a distant planet - long story). One would think that only in Dr. Seussâ€™ imagination could a marching band perform in 10 canoes going down the Chicago River, but Mucca Pazza was there*! They play everywhere: from punk venues to orchestral halls, from public parks to private extravaganzas, from diva palaces to dive bars, from TV shows .
Some have called them â€œcircus punk,â€ some say theyâ€™re â€œgeek love,â€ but no one calls them dull.