Featured Artist: The Copperfield Ensemble

Today’s featured artist, the Copperfield Ensemble, comes with an event announcement and tour dates. So many good things in one go.
This is how the Ensemble describe themselves:

The Copperfield Ensemble Project is an imagining of Victorian music played today: a cross between Chamber Music and Music Hall, this is Classical music to sing along to.
Born out of an experimental attempt to put the ideas Drustan Durman had bouncing round his head in the summer of 2012 into something he could hear instead of being driven mad by, the experiment continues. With Mel Orriss’ incredible musical ability and The Rev JD’s tweaks and engineering, Drustan’s slightly odd song ideas continue to reach reality in a catchy, breathtaking and completely unpredictable way!


The Copperfield Ensemble will be performing in front of 1500 revellers in the final of The Okehampton Battle of the Bands as part of The Big Party in the Park on 2nd August 2014 – http://www.okehamptonbattleofthebands.org.uk/ before undertaking the first leg of the 2014/15 South West UK tour.

From The Okehampton Times / Battle of the Bands Review:

‘The last heat of the 2014 Okehampton Battle of the Bands crashed its way through the Charter Hall on Wednesday night making it difficult once again for the judges but a great one for the crowd. First Band of the night, and winners of the heat were The Copperfield Ensemble Project. This Okehampton based outfit described themselves as Neo-Victorian Steam Punk and came dressed as the part. A string quartet, amazing vocals and percussion and a hauntingly mesmerizing performance where dark cabaret meets theatre.’


And now for an actual look on what the Copperfield ensemble are like, here is a video of a live performance of ‘Steampunk March No1’:

You can also find them on Facebook:


And here are the tour dates and some additional info:



Vaudeville Poster Final

So, if you have the chance to check them out, I suggest you do so! (I really should make an effort and move back to the UK…)


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