Evelyn Evelyn, Amanda Palmer's new project with Seattle musician/busker Jason Webley, NYC composer Sxip Shirey and other artists know for their vaudevillian and just general wacky ways. They'll be hitting the road this April, May and June. The show travels Europe and North America, and includes a six-night run at NYC's Lucille Lortel Theatre from June 8-13. Ticket info coming soon.
The album is co-produced by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, and is out now in a bunch of different packages (including an 11 million dollar offer to travel the world from Himalayas and Antarctica to Western Massachusetts). The concept behind the project is that the two Evelyns are a ("fictional"?) pair of conjoined twins.
EVELYN and EVELYN NEVILLE are a songwriting duo performing original compositions on piano, ukulele, guitar and accordion. The sisters are parapagus tripus dibrachius twins, sharing three legs, two arms, three lungs, two hearts and a single liver.Songs are streaming on the project's Myspace.
Born September 11, 1985 on a small farm on the Kansas-Colorado border, the Evelyns have traveled the greater part of North America performing with "Dillard & Fullerton's Illusive Traveling Show". Their unique musical style is inspired by their many eclectic influences - from 80's music to showtunes, Joy Division to the Andrews Sisters.
The sisters currently reside in Walla Walla, Washington. They are fluent in chicken and their favorite colors are purple and yellow.
The record's extensive list of guests and all tour dates (with details on how to hook the touring band of 5 people up with lodging and food) are below...
Evelyn Evelyn album credits
Evelyn Neville - piano, vocals, ukuleleEvelyn Evelyn - 2010 Tour Dates
Evelyn Neville - accordion, guitar, vocals
With the help of:
Amanda Palmer - piano, Wurlitzer
Jason Webley - accordion, marimba, etc.
as well as
Cynthia von Buhler - artist extraordinaire!
Kambriel - costume designer
Sxip Shirey - handler
Appearing on the record:
Tim Smolens, Jason Schimmel, Timb Harris, Lee Smith, Kris Rosentrater, Jeremy Lightfoot, Kevin Hinshaw, Izaak Mills, Luke Kirley, Fred Hawkinson, Samantha Boshnack, Aaron Seeman, Reggie Miles, Serena Tideman, and Alex Guy
With voice-acting from:
Kim Boekbinder, Adam Ende, Maria Glanz, Kaleb Hagen-Kerr, Oliver Orion, Caitlin Rippey, Jay Thompson
Guest vocals on "My Space" by:
Kim Boekbinder, Zoe Boekbinder, Margaret Cho, Corn Mo, Chantal Claret, Frances Bean Cobain, Neil Gaiman, Ari Gold, Ethan Gold, Eugene Mirman, Franz Nicolay, Amanda Palmer, Reverend Peyton, Tegan & Sara Quin, Soko, Jimmy Urine, Kirsten Vangsness, Andrew W.K., Gerard Way, Jason Webley, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic
April 12 - OBERON in Cambridge, MA #
April 13 - OBERON in Cambridge, MA #
April 17 - Oran Mor in Glasgow, Scotland
April 19 - The Academy in Dublin, Ireland
April 22 - Koko in Camden (London), UK
April 23 - Bush Hall in London, UK
April 24 - Bush Hall in London, UK
April 25 - Bush Hall in London, UK
April 27 - L'Europeen in Paris, France
April 28 - Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland
April 29 - Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany
May 1 - Babylon in Berlin, Germany
May 3 - Gloria in Cologne, Germany
May 4 - Arenbergschouwburg in Antwerp, Belgium
May 17 - Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC
May 19 - Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA
May 20 - Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
May 22 - Great Am. Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
May 23 - Great Am. Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
May 25 - Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, CA
May 26 - Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, CA
May 27 - Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, CA
June 1 - Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN
June 2 - Park West in Chicago, IL
June 4 - The Great Hall in Toronto, ON
June 5 - Théâtre Corona in Montreal, QC
June 8 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 9 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 10 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 11 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 12 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 13 - Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, NY *
June 17 - 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
June 18 - Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
# "Secret" Warmup Shows and Q&A's w/ Amanda and Jason
*Soho Rep. presents Evelyn Evelyn, By Special Arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation (TICKETS FOR ALL NYC SHOWS TBA SOON - stay tuned!)
tour lodging and food
one last thing with this whole tour, and this one involves YOU (well, maybe)...help me and the evelyn evelyn crew with food and/or lodging when the show hits your town! it worked during my tours with the danger ensemble and nervous cabaret, and it shall work again!!
me and our wee crew (5 people in total) are looking for a place to crash throughout europe and north america after our shows. we hate staying in soulless hotels - so if you've got space to house us - comfy couches, beds, spare loft apartments, your family's vineyard villa - let us know, we'd love to kick it with real people. ideally you'll have wifi, beds for everyone, and a good kettle for tea/coffee. we can hook you up with tickets, merchandise with which to decorate your life, and we will kiss you all over (as long as you're of legal age).
if you think you can help, please send a message to email@example.com, formatting your subject line like this: LODGING: PARIS - then tell us a little bit about you and your place. please let us know how far you're located from the venue and if you can accommodate comfortable sleeping spaces for all 5 people. (PLEASE only e-mail in if you can help in the cities for this tour. we get a lot of emails and we'll try to get back to everyone, but if you don't hear from us, assume we're set.)
the way it works is thus: you bring food for us, we'll keep it backstage, we'll all perform, then we'll eat (with you, of course) after the show. obviously we'll hook you up with tickets and merch if you do this. and cover you with love, and probably give you some beer or wine (as long as you're of legal age).
we'll need food for about 5 people in total, mostly vegetarian dishes. if you can prepare a meal for any of the dates on the tour, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and format your subject line like this FOOD: PARIS - then tell us about the kind of food you'd like to prepare. note that the dishes should be made before arriving to the venue and should be prepared to be served cold or at room temperature. (same deal with lodging, please only e-mail in if you can help with the cities on the tour. we get lots of e-mails, so if you don't hear from anyone, assume that we're all set.)