A cello-driven music group based in New York, formed two decades ago, is known for their quirky and unconventional style of music. They have an attraction for historical fashion and allegory, especially the ones associated with the Victorian era. Melora Creager is the founder of the group, who had always envisioned herself wearing historical costume while playing rock music. Other members of the group consist of Dawn Miceli, a singer and a celebrity podcaster and Daniel DeJesus a vocalist extraordinaire and cellist. Melora also serves as a lyricist of the ensemble and produces art for the group's website, albums, and singles. This great blend of cello music with costumes is going to be an amazing experience for you. As the band announces its tour, buying Rasputina tickets is the first thing you must do to witness a brilliant performance.
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Over the years Rasputina has toured America quite often. Melora performed as a cellist on the final European trip of the heavy metal band 'Nirvana'. Rasputina has also toured with some other music groups like Bob Mould, solo artist Marylin Manson, Les Claypool, and Porno For Pyros.
In 1989, Melora expressed her wish to create an all-cello music band and published an ad for that purpose as to find some members. Julia Kent showed interest and the two created a duo named Traveling Ladies' Cello Society. The group was expanded with the addition of new members. The band then was finally given the name 'Rasputina'. They began performing in shows and concerts, finding huge fan following in New York.
Rasputina appointed Chris Vrenna of a heavy metal group Nine Inch Nails, as a producer and drummer to play in the second album, How We Quit The Forest. He was a great asset to the band as he provided them with sound effects and electronic drums. The band went through many modifications in its lineup. Perry L. James, a drummer toured with the ensemble in 1998 to 1999. In 2004, they came up with a record, Frustration Plantation featuring Zoe Keating who departed from the group in 2006. Sara Bowman, who was also one of the visiting members of the group, rejoined the band for its 2007's spring tour around the country. TeBeest and Bowman moved out of the band in 2008, with Catie D'Amica and Daniel DeJesus as their replacements.
The band has released six full-length albums starting from 1996 to 2010. Thanks For The Ether is their debut album that they come up with in 1996. How We Quit the Forest, Frustration Plantation, Cabin Fever and Sister Kinderhook are some of the other albums released by them. Apart from these records, Rasputina produced a few live albums such as A Radical Recital in 2005, Melora a la Basilica in 2006, and The Pregnant Concert in 2010. One of the band's compilations is 'Great American Gingerbread' that was created in 2011. Under the Corset was a documentary that was produced about the band in 2010, by Dawn Miceli, who was later hired by Melora to play as a drummer in the band for its February 2011 tour.
The supernatural approach of Rasputina in producing music seems to be impressive, as it is specifically prehistoric and positive. The charming and finest moments of the band maintain a soft corner for an idealistic fabliau. Rasputina has also produced EPs and singles, of which Transylvanian Regulations, the Lost & Found, My Fever Broke, Ancient Cross-Dressing Songs, are well known. Rasputina tickets are available for you to watch them nail the show while performing in costumes of historical time. It is going to be a different kind of experience if you have never seen such a band playing live.