The 1880's Variety Show is a fun, family oriented, old fashioned comic musical, set in the old west. Each performance (whether full set-up or roving) includes a variety of character changes (even some puppets). The 1880's Variety Show offers all original comedy and music, or original plus popular music.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
The 1880's Variety Show will entertain using comedy, music, puppets, audience participation, and more.
The 1880's Variety Show is performed 100% by the family band A3. This group includes three talented performers; Angela (mom) on vocals, kazoo, and percussion; Aaron (dad) on acoustic guitar and vocals; and Aria (12 years old) on vocals, harmonica and Hohner airboard. All three of these family band members perform as a wide variety of hilarious characters from an imaginary old west town. A3 has been traveling full-time for nearly 7 years, bringing the 1880's Variety Show to cities and towns from Wisconsin to Arizona, and Oregon to Georgia.
Aaron has been a guitar instructor for over 20 years, and Angela is a vocal instructor as well. Leaving the suburbs behind in trade for the open road, this little family group soon developed the 1880's Variety Show as a way to make a living while spreading music and laughter. These three are well seasoned performers with a long list of fun and upbeat original songs, plus they can play 100's of popular songs from the past 100 years of music. Their variety show is chock full of original, old fashioned comedy, silly characters, puppets, and of course, great music.
The 1880's Variety Show is versatile and can be tailored to suit any venue or event. They offer an all original show, or a show with popular music added as well. Variety shows can be scheduled as 20 minute, 30 minute, 1 or 2 hour shows. The show can be set up in their festival tent as a free standing sideshow attraction with seating for up to 50, or on a main stage. This group even has an adorably fun little covered wagon with a portable PA for roving so they can literally "take the show on the road".
Additional Booking Notes
We provide everything needed for our show except a place to set it up, and one 20 amp power circuit.
Our set list is too extensive to include, but we will play original music (mostly folk/country style), and songs from old west, 50's & 60's, country western, classic rock, and modern top 40.
Influences & Inspiration
Vaudeville acts, Hee-Haw and other sketch comedies. Prairie Home Companion
For festival set-up we require 20'x20' plus an RV spot (hookups negotiable), plus one 20 amp power circuit
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