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Gallows Humor

We are a macabre, comedic, and very energetic Gypsy style folk/rock band. Sometimes naughty, never nice, but ALWAYS READY TO PARTY! Gallows Humor is an “Undead Gypsy Band” that was created by Mat Greaves in 2009. He developed an idea over many months to start the band, writing music and developing an act to go with it. Taking the persona of Romani gypsy 'Marian Von Gogu', Mat sang songs of necrophilia, cannibalism and drinking absinthe to the crowd, who loved every minute of it. Early versions of Gallows Humor classics "Necrodance", "Don't Judge Me" & "Blue" all debuted that night. Gogu (Greaves) then set out to find other like-minded musicians to flesh out his undead crew. Not content to be just a ren-fair group though, they also booked gigs at wine bars, restaurants and the world famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles (famous for launching such acts as Guns N' Roses, The Doors, and Iggy Pop), who have asked them back to play several times. Our sound is folksy Klezmer with a macabre bite. We use many different instruments including violin, accordion, mandolin, guitar, bass, congas, toy piano, banjo and whatever strikes our fancy at the time. Our lyrics are planted firmly tongue-in-cheek.

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