Velvet Crayon is an electric one manned band, an ukulele singer/songwriter, a burlesque dancer, a sideshow performer, and a natural born freak. Musically I can play a full hour long electric, guitar-based, music show or a mellower ukulele set. In the sideshow world, I am what we call a natural born freak, meaning that I was born differently. I do a classic sideshow act called an Ask Me Anything, where I explain why I am the way I am and then I allow the audience to ask me anything, which I performed hundreds of times (as well as other sideshow-based acts) at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow in NYC. I also am a burlesque dancer and the world's greatest crippled ribbon dancer.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 60 minutes
I am Erik Paluszak and I am Velvet Crayon.
Velvet Crayon is sometimes a one manned band in a live setting with me playing electric guitar through effects pedals, backed with a drum sequencer, & vocals. Sometimes it is just vocals and ukulele. Other times I am doing some sort of sideshow / burlesque / performance art.
While Velvet Crayon began in 2005, I did not start performing music live until 2006. In 2012 these musical performances expanded to include sideshow and performance art as I joined the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow. Within a year I became a touring member of their show, performing both my music as well as whatever performance art popped into my brain.
In 2014, I joined the Squidlings for my first tour coast-to-coast of America, performed the entire summer as a Coney Island Sideshow cast member, and did my first solo Velvet Crayon tour. A year later this expanded to tours all over Europe and even a show in Tokyo, Japan.
As Velvet Crayon, I have released over 12 albums/eps/samplers/singles of music. I am currently working on a new full length album titled “Ampersand Imperfecta” as well as planning upcoming tours and music videos.
I am available for electric music, ukulele music, burlesque, sideshow, and even hosting any of those!
Past Booked Events
|October 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:55pm||House Of Blues, Toledo OH|
|October 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:55pm||Theatre Bizarre, Detroit|
|October 21, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Theatre Bizarre Gala, Detroit|
|October 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:55pm||Theatre Bizarre, Detroit|
|October 14, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Theatre Bizarre Gala, Detroit|
|October 08, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Live at Bob & Barbara's, Philadelphia|
|October 01, 2016 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Lagunita's Beer Circus in NYC|
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