Circus Contraption is an honest-to-goodness, one-ring travelling circus based in Seattle, Washington. No circus worth its salt would venture out without a live band, and Circus Contraption has one of the best around, churning out loony-croony, quirky-jerky, gypsy carnival opera music.
\"Gallimaufry\" presents music from the show of the same name, which debuted in 2002. The show received glowing praise both at home in Seattle and on the road in cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, and Denver. From the stumble-drunk waltz of \"Lover\'s Trapeze\" to the blazing gypsy brass band romp of \"Wooly Hat,\" this CD evokes the sights and sounds of a decidedly off-kilter troupe of miscreants from the wrong side of town.
As a special bonus, this CD also includes a video of our acclaimed \"Opera Diva\" act, which won first place in the \"Pizzazz!\" talent show at Seattle\'s Bumbershoot Festival in 2003. Watch and listen in amazement!
How do others describe the band and its music?
\"Wildly creative\" - Seattle Times
\"An amazing circus orchestra\" - Bay Guardian
\"Freakin\' stellar\" - East Bay Express
\"A lurid hurdy-gurdy hybrid of Fellini movie soundtracks and Tom Waits.\" - The Stranger
\"With amazing skill and versatility, Circus Contraption combines frolicking rhythms with sinister words and melodies.\" - Seattle P-I