¨It´s The Muppets having a punch on with Captain Beefheart...or like Tom Waits...on acid!¨
Juke Baritone and The Swamp Dogs underscore life with their bent mix of music, theatre and cabaret that's shaken and
stirred into a dark cocktail of trapeze punk and pirate blues mayhem that has audiences prostrating themselves for more.
Like a drifter or a fugitive, Juke's growling songs about love and life are dished out by his raucous ensemble on the
bacchanalian dinner table of his wild cellar bar.
There's a dirty sound reminiscent of a Louisiana gravel road coming from the organ and a tormented reverend is at the
helm whipping his flock into a naked frenzy. He is laughing psychotically as he leads them through the dark and dirty
corridors of hell... Welcome to the church of Juke Baritone. Where raising hell has never been so much fun.
People just lap it up. says Juke, I'm always surprised by the diversity in the crowd...apparently “ ” “ we cross some great
divide in music where we've got heavy metal dudes screaming next to swing dancers next to gay couples, indie kids and
hip hop heads...and they all love it!”
It's chaotic, it's maniacal and it's absolutely, comprehensively in your face... a genre clashing brand of drinking songs to
the point that it's an absolute disadvantage to be sober or seated.
Not for the faint of heart, this intoxicating show has the tendency to turn ordinary people into raving fans and make others
walk out in disgust as musical categories are bled to death on the dance floor.
Festival favourites in home country Australia, they have played in The Spiegeltent at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and
Adelaide Festivals along with The Sydney Opera House and regularly run a night of garage cabaret at the most
respected jazz and blues club in Sydney, The Vanguard.
Not to be left out of festival circuits, Juke & The Last Men Standing is the acoustic version of the band. Amps, drums and
mics are replaced with mandolin, banjo, accordion, washboard and megaphones as the original hobo bankers hit the
streets in search of that elusive bar somewhere just over the horizon where there is never a call for last drinks and their
money is still worth something. The hobo band are a hit on the streets as they sing, dance and scream their way into the
hearts and pockets of the unsuspecting public.
Versatility and adaptability has been the key to the bands home grown success. Available in multiple formats through
cabaret, theatre, traditional live amplified music, street busking and roving, Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs are never
too far around the corner and always a leap ahead of the pack.