The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal | We Were the Donner Party

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We Were the Donner Party

by The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal

The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal is the love child of Natalie Merchant, Tom Lehrer and Tenacious D, had they been a foursome.
Genre: Rock: Comedy Rock
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“Kaplan is the love child of Natalie Merchant and Tenacious D, had they been a threesome.” --Rolling Stone Magazine

New songs are here! The beloved comedy rock band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, whose album FANGRY came out to acclaim a few years ago, is finally releasing new singles!

“If you’re lucky Kaplan will sing and play guitar and then you’ll laugh until you can’t breathe.” –Time Out New York

The band whose classics--Who Do I Have to Fuck, Fishsticks, Bride of Christ, Merry Christmas to You, Letter from Dr. Randall and School Supplies--brings you its newest hit: We Were the Donner Party.

It's what I've been waiting for all my life…awesome. –The Daily Show’s J. R. Havlan

Kaplan had a peripatetic childhood, traveling the world as the infant muse of the band The Moody Blues. She eventually settled in suburban Connecticut, where she lived with a family called Kaplan and went to school. There she played field hockey and performed in a production of “Finian’s Rainbow.”

During summers, while the Kaplans thought she was at an exclusive summer camp for Jewish girls, she reunited with the band and continued to develop both personally and professionally. It was during one of these summers that her relationship with Justin Hayward turned romantic and she began to write poetry and learned to play the guitar. Before long, she composed her first two songs, “Lovely to See You Again” and “Tuesday Afternoon.”

Kaplan eventually left Connecticut for university and drama school, and later wrote two books, Why I’m Like This and Leave the Building Quickly. She also bore seven children for the Moody Blues, one per plus two extra, after which she came back to the U.S. and started her band.

Cynthia Kaplan has always made me laugh. No small feat. —Lewis Black

*Rolling Stone didn’t say this, Kaplan did. Whatever.

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