A Janky Magic Box Rock’n’Roll Nomadic Freak-out!
Der Tagesspeigel (mit Kiki Sauer / 17 Hippies) on Nov 17, 2011.
Brian Viglione, Elyas Khan & Sxip Shirey are: Gentlemen & Assassins. "Granpda Charlie" written by Sxip Shirey with Lyrics by Elyas Khan Shot in Paris at Glaz...
Brian Viglione, Elyas Khan & Sxip Shirey are: Gentlemen & Assassins. "Bells" written by Elyas Khan features the debut of the Sxipenspiel... and one-of-a-kind...
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Sxip Shirey & Elyas Khan in an impromptu encore at a house concert in Kreuzberg Berlin. Daniel Richter on drums.
Dear music lovers, and ladies of the night… we proudly present
GENTLEMEN & ASSASSINS!!
A Janky Magic Box Rock’n’Roll Nomadic Freak-out!
While all three have played together in various formations over the years, it was legendary producer Martin Bisi who finally put them on stage together at the legendary White Trash Club in Berlin creating one mind melting and exciting nights of music from NYC anyone has seen in years!
Drummer Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls) holds down rhythms that go from percussive jazz delights to heavy balls out hard rock. Add to this front man Elyas Khan (Nervous Cabaret) dubbed by fans as “Royalty in Dirty Disguise” with a voice described as “melted fucking chocolate over bourbon” and you’ve got a sensuous mass of sound. Sxip Shirey brings in his ecstatic melody, unimaginable sounds and deep sexy beats played on Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonicas, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles, human beat box and a clutch of curious objects. Put these all three together and you’ve got a post punk, Led Zeppelin, electro / folk / funk / urban / nomadic freak-out!
Bypassing all of the normal trappings of the music business, Gentlemen & Assassins played their first shows together, in the form of a 6 country tour in March 2011 as a wholly DIY affair. Inspired by the reactions from audiences and venues the band announced a second tour in October / November 2011 and recorded completely fan-funded album in the same period.
Individually, and with their bands (Dresden Dolls, Nervous Cabaret, Luminescent Orchestrii) these musicians have played countless shows and some of the worlds largest festival stages. Together they bring one of the most unexpected and exciting shows imaginable throwing their wealth of talent and musical diversity into a night that simply must be experienced to be comprehended… it’s not a show… it’s a HAPPENING!
Sie Graben Tief in der Soundkiste – Nieder mit den Musik-Ghettos - - Arte TV
Hedonism & Bawdiness from Brooklyn! - - Salon.com
Hypnotizing and Gratifying - - BillBoard
You’re Guaranteed to both Dance and Cry within half an hour - - Time Out
GENTLEMEN & ASSASSINS ARE:
Sxip Shirey http://www.sxipshirey.com
Elyas Khan http://www.elyaskhan.com
Brian Viglione http://www.brianviglione.com
MEET THE GUYS!
ELYAS KHAN has built a reputation as one of the most unique vocalists and songwriters in music today. A powerhouse on stage, “taking the spiritual and making it gleefully profane”, with a voice like “melted fucking chocolate over bourbon” he creates a dark, sensuous mass of sound, invoking a post punk, Led Zeppelin, electro / folk / funk / urban / nomadic freak-out!
Dubbed “Royalty in dirty disguise” by fans, ELYAS KHAN, solo and with his Brooklyn based band NERVOUS CABARET, has shared stages with Amanda Palmer, Animal Collective, Coco Rosie, Anthony & The Johnsons, Sonic Youth, Nouvelle Vague, 17 Hippies and many others, while touring the US and Europe including major festivals (Dour, Trans Musicales, Arezzo Wave, etc).
SXIP SHIREY Ecstatic melody, unimaginable sounds and deep sexy beats played Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonicas, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles, human beat box and a clutch of curious objects.
Featured solo performances at Boston Symphony Hall and premier performance of the composition “Melody For Lizzie” with the Boston Pops. Composition for short film written and directed by Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, The Graveyard Book), broadcast on Christmas day 2009 on SKY TV, UK. Support act for Dresden Dolls US tour and at The Round House in London, England. Featured at TED in Monterey, California, Ashley Capp’s (founder of Bonaroo) Big Ears Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia, Floyd Fest, Joe’s Pub, The Knitting Factory and CBGB’s in New York City.
BRIAN VIGLIONE is best know as the drummer for The Dresden Dolls, the original “Punk Cabaret” duo with Amanda Palmer. Brian has also played with New York City’s swing-punk orchestra, The World/Inferno Friendship Society.
In his career Brian has performed across the globe at the world’s biggest festivals including Coachella, Fuji Rock, Roskilde and Glastonbury.
- Songwriter / Singer / Guitar
- Songwriter / Singer / All Things Janky
|Nov 17, 2011||Der Tagesspeigel (mit Kiki Sauer / 17 Hippies)
hört zu beim Wändeeinreissen... Exzellente Exil-Undergroundmusik im HBC. Die New Yorker Ausnahmemusiker von Gentlemen & Assassins und das frenzösisch-italienische Duo The Somnambulist reissen Wände ein.
|Nov 03, 2011||Petit Bulletin / FR
fusion fantasmatique de personalites musicales toutes plus aguicheuses les unes que les autres Le Petit Bulletin / France fantasmatic fusion of musical personalities (translation)
|Sep 17, 2011||We are OVER our Kickstarter Goal!
Thank you once again for supporting the band and for wanting an album and funding it on Kickstarter. We hit the road next month and go from tour directly into the studio.... Looking forward to bringing your this album!
|Aug 17, 2011||Kickstarter Campaign Launch
Thanks to our fans for their vocal and repeated requests for an album! We have listened to you and have launched a Kickstrarter campaign to make this come true. We will record in Berlin while on the second tour.
|Mar 29, 2011||UK Drummer Magazine / UK
If you’re into energetic, yet extremely musical drumming you simply have to check out Brian’s playing [with his band Gentlemen & Assassins]
|Mar 26, 2011||AndyVonMusik / DE
“Dann betratten aber Gentlemen & Assassins die Bühne…Aus dem Small Beast entsprang ein Big Beast, dass mir vor dem Kopf schlug. Dann schluckte es mich und liess mich in seinen Inneren tanzen, um mich am Ende ihres Auftrittes glücklich wieder aus zu spucken.” Then Gentlemen & Assassins took the stage. Out of a small beast rose a Big Beast… swallowed me, made me dance in his belly and spat me out lucky to see this performance” (translation)
|Mar 18, 2011||L'Arena IT Show Review
Il concerto dei Gentlemen & Assassins, l'altra sera al Magazzino 22 di Interzona, e` stato uno dei migliori spettacoli che abbiamo visto negli ultimi tre anni! One of the best shows that we have seen in last the three years! (translation)
|Mar 07, 2011||Chajes Hukarije / UK
Gentlemen & Assassins took to the stage, and swiftly Saturday evening became one of the best nights of my life. I don't even know if I can do them justice in a review; there aren't enough words for "absolutely fucking awesome”. Chajes Hukarije / UK
|Mar 02, 2011||Prague Post Announces Show
Gentlemen and Assassins is something of a super group that came together at the suggestion of American singer, songwriter and producer Martin Bisi. Brian Viglione, better known as the thunderous drummer of renowned punk cabaret group The Dresden Dolls, composer and multi-instrumentalist Sxip Shirey, guitarist and singer Elyas Khan, and Bisi himself play a disarming blend of jangly, low-fi rock with surreal narrative lyrics. Their sound ranges from folk to hip-hop and back and seamlessly blends blues harp with samples. The band is playing a double bill with local rockers Prague Dead Souls.
|Feb 14, 2011||Russian Press!
Напоминает безумное чаепитие из Алисы в Стране чудес, только в 100500 раз веселее!! )) Translation: “Reckless tea drinking with Alice in the country of miracles….only 100500 times merrier!!” (Vodoleika)
|Jan 28, 2011||France Shows Announced!
Quand Martin Bisi, producteur légendaire de la scène new yorkaise (il a travaillé avec Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, Helmet, John Zorn…) décide de réunir dans un même groupe, Gentlemen & Assassins, trois musiciens emblématiques de la capitale mondiale des musiques novatrices, cela fait très mal…SXIP SHIREY dépoussière l’harmonica, pour en faire une arme de destruction massive ; BRIAN VIGLIONE, batteur des mythiques Dresden Dolls, est aussi à l’aise dans la finesse que dans la pure efficacité punk ; Elyas Khan (NERVOUS CABARET), grâce à un jeu de guitare impressionnant, une voix d’un autre monde, et un charisme à faire pâlir d’envie les plus grands….Joyeusement bordélique, les quelques morceaux de ce nouveau projet qu’il nous a été donnés d’écouter nous ont enthousiasmés, prouvant que le « festif » peut aussi être intelligent et original…. Martin Bisi fera même l’honneur, en première partie, de présenter son projet musical personnel..
|Jan 06, 2011||ITALY SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
Brian Viglione, Elyas Khan e Sxip Shirey sul palco insieme!!! Riuniti dallo storico producer statunitense Martin Bisi i tre individualmente e con le loro band (Dresden Dolls, Nervous Cabaret, Luminescent Orchestrii) hanno calcato i palchi dei migliori festival europei. Insieme offrono uno degli spettacoli più inaspettati ed emozionanti grazie alla loro ricchezza di talenti e alla diversità di stili musicali che contraddistingue ognuno di essi. Un concerto, una performance che non può essere descritta a pieno a parole ma che deve essere vissuta in prima persona.
|Dec 15, 2010||LONDON AND BRIGHTON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Yes!! The first 2 available ticket sales links are up and the tickets are selling! Please do pick them up NOW while you still can… The band line-ups are HOT and we really don’t want to miss out on seeing you at the shows! March 3rd / London / Underworld March 5th / Hove / The Brunswick Thank you to all you early purchasers and of love to you all in the UK!
|Sep 30, 2010||SOMETHING WENT DOWN IN BERLIN!
Brian Viglione, Elyas Khan, and Sxip Shirey took the stage at the same time … and tore the roof off the Legendary White Trash Club in Berlin! While all three have played together in various formations over the years, it took renowned producer Martin Bisi to finally fuse them into one mind melting super group at his show in Berlin, creating one of the most exciting nights of musicians from NYC anyone has seen in years! Individually, and with their bands (Dresden Dolls, Nervous Cabaret, Luminescent Orchestrii) these musicians have played countless shows and some of the worlds largest festival stages. Together they bring one of the most unexpected and exciting shows imaginable throwing their wealth of talent and musical diversity into a simply must be experienced to be comprehended… it’s not a show… it’s a HAPPENING! GENTLEMEN & ASSASSINS ARE: Sxip Shirey http://www.sxipshirey.com Elyas Khan http://www.elyaskhan.com Brian Viglione http://www.brianviglione.com In March 2011 this show was on offer in the UK and Europe: ON TOUR WITH: Martin Bisi http://www.myspace.com/theendcredits
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|Date||Event Title||Location||Type||More Info|
|Mar 03, 2011||Camden Underworld / London UK||,||Details|
|Mar 05, 2011||The Brunswick / Brighton UK||,||Details|
|Mar 06, 2011||Chapeau Rouge / Prague CZ||,||Details|
|Mar 08, 2011||Haus Der Musik / Vienna AT||,||Details|
|Mar 09, 2011||Posthof / Linz AT||,||Details|
|Mar 11, 2011||Ex Macello / Gambettola IT||,||Details|
|Mar 12, 2011||Interzona / Verona IT||,||Details|
|Mar 14, 2011||Il Clandestino / Faenza IT||,||Details|
|Mar 15, 2011||Milk Club||,||Details|
|Mar 17, 2011||le Ciel / Grenoble FR||,||Details|
|Mar 18, 2011||La Cave à Musique / Màcon FR||,||Details|
|Mar 20, 2011||Glaz'Art / Paris FR||,||Details|
|Mar 22, 2011||Roter Salon / Berlin DE||,||Details|
|Mar 25, 2011||Stadt Theater Dortmund / Dortmund DE||,||Details|
|Mar 26, 2011||Treibsand / Lübeck DE||,||Details|
|Mar 29, 2011||Kampnagel / Hamburg DE||,||Details|
|Oct 20, 2011||La Chiave / Catania IT||,||Details|
|Oct 21, 2011||Oasi Sanmartino / Bari IT||,||Details|
|Oct 22, 2011||Beat Cafe / San Salvo Marina IT||,||Details|
|Oct 23, 2011||Bar del Porto / Ancona IT||,||Details|
|Oct 24, 2011||Clandestino / Faenza IT||,||Details|
|Oct 25, 2011||Nero Su Bianco / Cesena IT||,||Details|
|Oct 26, 2011||Caffè Boglione / Bra IT||,||Details|
|Oct 28, 2011||Corallo Club / Scandiano IT||,||Details|
|Oct 29, 2011||Festival Oh Les Choeurs / Tulle FR||,||Details|
|Oct 30, 2011||Secret Place! / Pau FR||,||Details|
|Oct 31, 2011||Les Paradis Artificiels festival / Bordeaux FR||,||Details|
|Nov 02, 2011||Le Bar'Ouf / Cholet FR||,||Details|
|Nov 03, 2011||Bar Hic /Rennes FR||,||Details|
|Nov 04, 2011||Petit Bain / Paris FR||,||Details|
|Nov 05, 2011||WMDC HeartCore Festival / Rotterdam NL||,||Details|
|Nov 06, 2011||Thalia Theater (Zentrale) ( Hamburg DE||,||Details|
|Nov 08, 2011||MS Stubnitz / Rostock DE||,||Details|
|Nov 09, 2011||On Air Studio / Mons BE||,||Details|
|Nov 10, 2011||Nexus||,||Details|
|Nov 11, 2011||Popo Cafe Petl / Prague CZ||,||Details|
|Nov 17, 2011||Brno Django Festival! / Brno CZ||,||Details|
|Nov 18, 2011||HBC Berlin / Berlin DE||,||Details|
|May 04, 2012||Inc'Rock Festival / Incourt BE||,||Details|
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