Charming Disaster Brings Goth-Folk to The Foundry

Charming Disaster (photo Shervin Lainez)

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Brooklyn goth-folk duo Charming Disaster will bring their playfully macabre duets about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the supernatural with two live shows at The Foundry on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, 7pm.

Like other touring musicians around the world, Charming Disaster was forced to cancel their spring and summer tour dates when the COVID-19 crisis hit earlier this year. Their upcoming performances at The Foundry, part of the venue’s socially distanced Patio Productions series, will be their first live shows since February.

Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, using two voices to explore dark narratives and characters with a playfully macabre sensibility.

In their critically acclaimed albums Love, Crime & Other Trouble (2015), Cautionary Tales (2017), and SPELLS + RITUALS (2019), Charming Disaster has explored love, death, crime, folklore and fairy tales, mythology, works of literature, and the occult. In their theatrical live performances, they combine vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion, drawing listeners into a spooky, offbeat universe of paranormal romance, con artists, circus performers, and ancient mythology, playing out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond.

Charming Disaster achieved cult status when their paranormal love song “Ghost Story” was featured on the creepy hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Since then their theatrical, entertaining live performances have engaged audiences across the United States.

The Foundry is a new performing arts venue in West Stockbridge, Mass., committed to supporting emerging artists and often unheard voices. The intimate venue brings diverse audiences together to create dialogue about challenging, relevant work.



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