We are thrilled to be joined by the following performers for the inaugural Chicago Steampunk Exposition.
Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer
Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre. Since then he has travelled the world, from Surrey to Osaka, Banstead to Berlin, Middlesborough to Minneapolis, Norway to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury bringing his beats, rhymes and manners. As well as songs about cricket, pipe smoking, high society and interfering with livestock.
Learn more about Mr. B at www.GentlemanRhymer.com
Sir Reginald Pike Devant Esquire
One of the top Chap Hop artists in the world, Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire first rose to the notice of the Steampunk community with his humorous YouTube music video, “Just Glue Some Gears on It (and Call It Steampunk)”.
Sir Reginald puts music through the Steampunk blender, combining the tiny rap subgenre of Chap Hop with the sounds of Victorian music-hall songs and barbershop quartets; all infused with the dry wit of a P.G. Wodehouse character.
Learn more about Sir Reginald by visiting his YouTube channel.
Vourteque is one of America’s top electro swing and neo-vintage Djs. Musician, producer, remix artist, DJ, carny and ringmaster – Vourteque entertains and wows crowd from Los Angeles to New York. He’s one of the minds behind the midwest’s Rouge! neo-vintage dance parties that have featured guests such as Dutty Moonshine, Good Co., Kiwistar, Lord Justice and more.
Vourteque’s borrows from a variety of influences mixing styles of disco, techno and industrial with gospel, swing and blues. His first single, Whiskey Drinker, has gotten acclaim and plays throughout the internet, and his first release, The Swing Mechanical, still sells robustly two years out and can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Beatport and more.