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M.C. Nightshade and the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra

The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra is a zany multi-piece ensemble in the vaudeville and cabaret tradition. Serving as the house band for the “greatest masquerade on earth,” (, the TBO have worked with international burlesque dancers and vaudeville entertainers alike.

The genesis for the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra ignited when David J. (frontman of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets) joined award winning jazz ensemble, Planet D Nonet for an impromptu performance of the Bauhaus classic, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” at the 2014 Theatre Bizarre Gala. Their collaboration resulted in both a spontaneously unique rendition of the song — Bela Lugosi meets Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher” for a delirious sojourn into Chinatown to ‘kick the gong around.’ — as well as the amalgamated birth of the TBO.

Recording at Detroit’s celebrated Tempermill Studio with seasoned engineer, David Feeny (The White Stripes/Jack White/Loretta Lynn) David J and the talented arranger/band leader/saxophonist/clarinetist, Joshua James have brought their first album, Carpe Noctem to life!

Through their music, David J and the TBO have managed to capture the off-kilter essence of Bacchanalian abandon; the musical distillation of twisted circus and dark carnival associated with the Theatre Bizarre.