Professor Elemental's Steampunk Pirate Yule Ball

Saturday  10 December  2016  8:00 PM    Sunday  11 December  2016 1:00 AM
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Its back! The 4th Annual Steampunk Yule Ball returns to The Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 10 December …. And this year there has been a mutiny on board …. It’s a Pirate Takeover! Shiver m’timbers!

Featuring some of the best names in the Steampunk world awash on a desert island searching for Pirate treasure. PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL curates this year’s Steampunk Pirate Ball and has invited some his most favourite performers to join him including: Birdeatsbaby, The Sweetchunks Band, Gurdybird, Pirate Copy, and Jonty Depp.

Alongside this motley crew we also have a naughty (and nautical) sideshow including Walk the plank with The Wattingers; Von Trapp’d in the hold; Phantasmagorical Photography with Paul Ligas; Raucous tunes on the Poop Deck with DJ Professor Purblind & DJ Victor Vector (aka The Gaslight Troubadours) playing the danciest music from around the globe and beyond. Plus many other wyrd and wonderful characters from the Steampunking universe.

Avast ye! Batten down the hatches and slap on your best steampunk and/or pirating couture and set sail for the Exeter Phoenix this Yule. Weigh anchor and hoist the main sail!

THAR SHE BLOWS!

Full Tickets: £15
Limited Earlybird Tickets: £12

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL
Professor Elemental has created a unique neo-Victorian blend of hip hop and comedy, and is the man behind the world’s first steampunk rap album. His music charts subjects such as steam-powered flight, underwater discovery, and nice cups of tea. With a heart of brass and a fine pith helmet, he embodies the Victorian spirit of invention and exploration. His act has gone like clockwork at Steampunk events and music festivals around the world including White Mischief, the Steampunk World’s fair and The San Francisco Edwardian Ball. He was recently awarded Best Musical Act in the Brighton fringe as well as most Eccentric Englishman and most Eccentric artist.
Bandcamp: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=tFL5GTKwonQ
Main website: www.professorelemental.com/

BIRDEATSBABY
Dark and orchestral Rock band from Brighton, UK. "Birdeatsbaby celebrate the strange and obsessive, the freakish and the free-thinking" - The Quietus
Birdeatsbaby are far from your average rock band. Incorporating a varied collection of influences, the band combine piano-lead power-pop with orchestral and melodic rock, resulting in something that sounds hauntingly original and delicate. After forming in 2008 the band quickly became known for their theatrical and visual live appearances, and their infamous music videos. The most well-known being ‘The Trouble’ (directed by Philippa Bloomfield) which has been shown at many film events across the UK. Recently the band released their third studio album 'The Bullet Within', which was crowd-funded by their fans, aptly names 'The Flock.' The album was pioneered by Chris Hawkins on 6 Music who called it "splendid cabaret style art-rock". It also received 4**** from Q Magazine and R2 (Rock n Reel), and continues to prove that the weird and wonderful world of Birdeatsbaby is something that all music enthusiasts can enjoy across the genres.
Link to music: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=tjuBV4NbCng
Main website: http://www.birdeatsbaby.co.uk/

GURDYBIRD
Symphonie Shenanigans, folktronica soundtracks & remixes. Most commonly found in costume and attending festivals, shows and events as a minstrel. Based in Cornwall in the UK GurdyBird is inspired by the worlds occupied by Playford, the City Waites and Nine Inch Nails, via Adam Ant. She plays a symphony Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions inspired by Cornish culture and folklore, Tyburn and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes and shanties. She combines her musical performances with poetry and, for the full shebang, projects her music videos during performances, which she collaborates on for a multimedia, story-telling effect. She also roams acoustically at events, performs plugged in without the videos if the venue isn't able to facilitate and also dabbles in remixing.
Link to music: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=bYPMCnMT5mQ
Main Website: www.gurdybird.co.uk

SWEETCHUNKS BAND
“'The Sweetchunks are so good that I would happily sell my own grandmother just to watch them play live again. Funny, lively and superb musicians, they are perfect accompaniment to any party, social gathering or hostile takeover. I love them. And I love their beards. I wish I had a beard like them. I wish I was them.'” - Professor Elemental
The Sweetchunks Band are a Southampton based eccentric comedy outfit, performing bastardised versions of songs that you know and brilliant versions of songs that you don’t. They are known for their ability to entertain any audience with a fun, engaging performance that leave people smiling, dancing and humming the tunes for hours afterwards. The Sweetchunks Band create a memorable evening of fun and dancing. The Sweetchunks Band play an unusual, yet compelling amalgamation of parodic folk, rock, chap-hop and drinking anthems, fused into a Steampunk horse carriage of farcical and anecdotal comedy. Not to be missed.
Link to music: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=2ATmwniXnVo
Main website: http://www.thesweetchunksband.com/

PIRATE COPY
High-octane, rum-fuelled punk rock from Cornwall, the home of piracy!
“It's a pirate-punk-rock party! These Scurvy dogs seamlessly blend punk, rock and pirate shanties! These guys will absolutely blow you away with their originality and energetic performances. Get your pirate on!” - Lily Promotions
Pirate Copy are the ultimate party band.” Marcus Osborne, On The House music blog
Pirate Copy put on a show. The fearless freebooters are impossible to watch without a smile on your coupon. And if you’re not smiling, it may well be that you’re some kind of humourless misanthrope, but then that’s your problem matey.” – Dick Porter, TrakMARX
“Rum induced folk/punk debauchery - expect a party when the Pirate ship sails! Get in early as their show is one you don’t wanna miss!” – KWK Promotions
Link to music: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=HiviGJtcOBQ&list=PLmjpuqKUAHwtW3OWFJFl-fEXKYaF7UYxt&index=3
FB: https://www.facebook.com/piratecopyband/home

JONTY DEPP
We are very privileged to have the great JONTY DEPP joining us as this year’s compere assisted by the wayward & mischievous Miss Von Trapp. Jonty is the UK's most versatile Johnny Depp character impersonator/lookalike and you will be invited to enter his wonderland of pirates, scallywags, outlaws, villains, eccentrics and chocolatiers!
Main Website: http://www.jontydepp.co.uk

On the Poop Deck (aka Phoenix Bar)
DJ PROFESSOR PURBLIND & VICTOR VECTOR
We are honoured to welcome the fantastic Professor Purblind & Victor Vector of THE GASLIGHT TROUBADOURS as guest DJ's this year. Not only have these eccentric producer and DJ performed at some of the UK’s best venues and festivals They are also enjoying a lot of BBC6Music airplay and acclaim with the new album ‘The Spectropic Illusions Of… Professor Purblind” which features Soft Cell’s iconic singer Marc Almond, who appears on two tracks, guitarist Neal X (the Montecristos, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Marc Almond), and Gaslight scratch DJ Victor Vector.
Expect some fantastic dance numbers coupled with spooky & paranormal elements.
Link to Music: https://soundcloud.com/professorpurblind/the-dead-return-feat-neal-x
Main Website: http://professorpurblind.com

THE SIDESHOW
Wattinger Corner – fancy a bedtime story with The Wattingers – not for the faint hearted.
Pirate Piñata
Lego Walk the Plank
Pin the poison on Cthulhu with Miss Von Trapp
And more to be announced ….

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Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 09/02/2017 11:47
Paul Ligas and I are hoping to put on a fabulous exhibition of Steampunk Photography from the last 4 years of the Steampunk Yule Ball. We are looking for some funding to cover the costs of Mounting and printing. Or businesses that may be interetsed in sponsoring individual photos (busuiness logo will be included on the mount itself). Does anyone have any ideas? Or does anyone what to sponsor us? https://www.facebook.com/158181027559696/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1347652921945828

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/12/2016 18:54
PIRATE APPEAL! Despite being a resounding success of Brixham Pirate Festival in 2016, due to cutbacks in many business and council budgets, they are finding it very difficult to raise the required funds to meet the running costs of next years' festival, whilst keeping it free for all to enjoy. They have created a page on their website for people to find out how they can help ensure that the 2017 Brixham Pirate Festival goes ahead, bigger and better than ever! Please give what you are able and spread the word far and wide! http://brixhampirates.com/help/
http://brixhampirates.com/help/

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 22:45
Last chunk of pics from Paul Ligas Photography! What a star! 🌟 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1347652921945828.1073741859.158181027559696&type=3
Rachel White
-- 14/12/2016 22:45
Maybe next year I'll be photographed
Lesley Bennett
-- 14/12/2016 22:45
looked like such fun ,might make it next year !
Vicky Jocher
-- 14/12/2016 22:45
Your photography is absolutely stunning Paul! Thank you thankyou for sharing it <3 x

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:31
Still a few more albums to come from Paul Ligas Photography. Head over to his page to be the first to see them. Tag yourself and your friends! https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/
https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:30
https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1344987422212378

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:29
https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1345282668849520

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:29
https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1344158062295314

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:27
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346264588751328

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/12/2016 10:26
A massive thank you to all of you that donated to Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) on the night. We raised £61.09 which will go towards helping our volunteer programme. Should you wish to donate or volunteer please head over to the ECI page and drop them a message. Exeter Community Initiatives is a dynamic, grassroots charity in Exeter and Devon, which helps where it matters most to get lives back on track. We involve people in community projects to improve their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, increase their sense of belonging and offer skills to help them succeed in life. Through our work we challenge inequality, homelessness and poverty. https://www.facebook.com/ExeterCommunityInitiatives/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/ExeterCommunityInitiatives/

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Very Excited to announce that the Phoenix has given the go ahead for next years Steampunk Yule Ball. Saturday 9 Dec 2017. And next years theme will be ... drum roll ... A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS! So keep hold of your Halloween stuff folks! More info in the new year ...
Vicki Veebeads
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Squeeeeeee!!
Nina Farr
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
OMG Jim Lepingwell!!
Bex Woodhall
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Rosa Beauchamp 😍
Jon Lee
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
So I've got to diet or come as the fat mayor :( Awesome news and well done my dear x
Tamsin Piper Rowles
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Allison Barker Kayte Welland Steve Rowles Crystal-light Light xxxxxx
Lizzi A Fugeman
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Awesomeness!! I will have to do Sally's Song!!
Wullie Steele
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Outstanding! X
Amy Eden
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Alexander John Kurt-Baker
Kaz Macey-Elston
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Danny Elston can we go plea please pleeeeeease
Lewis Ahmet
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
YES!!!!
Forbes Coleman
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
YESSSSS
Victoria Robertson
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Leah White a ball in Exeter for your 1st borns name sake
Forbes Coleman
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Mishkin
Sophy So Phia-less Miles
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Oh. My. God. YESSSSSS!!!! 😍
Abi Marshall
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
I'm in!!
Jon Lee
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Well this seems to be well received
Katie Louise Brown
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Luke Bromfield
Bethany Eleanor
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
If you're looking for acts, the Chronic Mishaps would LOVE to come play!
Rik Stewart
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Can't wait - wish we could have them four times a year! Any chance of another Extravaganza?
Mishkin Fitzgerald
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
HELL. YEAH.
Mishkin Fitzgerald
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
We'll bring the full band if you'll have us!! :D
Lorraine Barker
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
Drusilla DeVerelle
Mike Bridgeman
-- 13/12/2016 11:15
excellent news! time to get planning!!

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/12/2016 10:35
One of the many highlights of the Steampunk Yule Ball was The Sweetchunks Band playing BEEES. LOVE IT!!! Show this awesome band some LURVE 💜 https://youtu.be/2ATmwniXnVo

Ashlea Malcomson Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/12/2016 18:23
Hey! Thanks to all who watched our performance, if anyone has any footage or pictures of HELLRAZER fire show then please send them to us or upload them here. Thanks again for a great night!
Joe Towler
-- 12/12/2016 18:23
Will do when I get chance

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/12/2016 09:36
Hi all. Paul Ligas will be uploading the "roaming" pics from the Ball over the next few days (he has literally thousands to sort through). The first album is up. Please tag and share with your friends ... and if you want an image message paul to arrange payment. https://www.facebook.com/PaulLigasPhotography/
Vicky Jocher
-- 12/12/2016 09:36
oooh, looing forward to seing ! Thanks Fey x x

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Wow ... what a night! I have just about recovered myself ... ish! Massive amounts of gratitude to everyone who came out to the Ball. I am always blown away by the amazing vibe that you loverly lot create. This year was the biggest & best ... so far! So many gorgeous people smiling and dancing. You are the ones who make this event soooo awesome. Huge thanks to all the Performers, Stewards, and Photographers - everyone went above and beyond to create such an excellent night. We'd love to hear about your best bits so we can do more of them for next year. I will announce the theme in early 2017 so you can all start getting your costumes ready. But until then, sending much love to each & every one of you. A very Happy Yuletide ... see you on the otherside .... If you want to be the first to know about any events happening then hop over and give the Fey Pink page a like & follow. https://www.facebook.com/MissPinkski/
https://www.facebook.com/MissPinkski/
Tracy Manning
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Thank you for arranging it so brilliantly. Can't wait to book for next year.
Nils Coram Esq
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Great night xx
Laura Blair
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Can we do Steampunk Pirate burlesque at this one next year Samantha MacLaren looks fab :-) xxx
Nigel Thomas
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
well done again, thanks for a great night
Jon Lee
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
It was absolutely marvelous and all credit to you. I think the pirate theme was key to its success
Tamsyn Swingler
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Thank you so much lovely! For returning to this, for having me perform and for getting me on a stage to begin with, love you! Xxx
Susan Owens
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
We will be there come hell or high water!
Lizzi A Fugeman
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Love you Jola! Thankyou so so much for having me and The Wattinger Trapp xxxx
Paula Wallwork
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Thanks for all your hard work, what a wonderful evening (again) <3
Andrea Wood
-- 12/12/2016 09:17
Awesomeness at it's most awesome! Loved it. xxxx

Adamx Golding Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 21:55
Arrrrr! What a great evening. Thanks as ever to Jola and all the hardworking crew who made it such a beasty night
Bob Blackman
-- 11/12/2016 21:55
Hail felloe and well met sir! It was splendid to renew our acquaintance after all those years since Steampunks in Steam on the Bodmin and Orient express.
Jon Lee
-- 11/12/2016 20:35
paul has posted the first batch. head over to his page to see them.

Gerard Edwards Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 18:52
A great evening full of friendly,happy colourful people but my ears will never be the same -they hurt.
Phil Meadley
-- 11/12/2016 18:52
I can't recommend earplugs highly enough at most music events due to sound levels. Helps me enjoy the whole thing a lot more.
Gerard Edwards
-- 11/12/2016 18:52
A good point but I am at an age when hearing loss would be an increment too much, I will consider avoidance as well as protection as an option.
Patricia Langman
-- 11/12/2016 18:52
Lovely to see you and Joy last night, Gerard. Hope your ears are better now.
Gerard Edwards
-- 11/12/2016 18:52
Pardon?

Fey Pink Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Some fabulous shots of you all here .... https://paulafernley.smugmug.com/Website/EventPortfolios-/Pirates/
https://paulafernley.smugmug.com/Website/EventPortfolios-/Pirates/
Roonie Barnard
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Looks so much fun :) wish I could of made it :( you look amazing pink one :D xox
Lottie Spooner
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Ahh! I love them!! Buying mine for sure! Thanks to the photographers for all their hard work. ❤🤖
Fritz Decat
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
great night
Janet Rowles
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Wow. Some amazing costumes. Fab.
Tim Page-Brown
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Awesome... Plumptious Jocasta Merrieweather.... take a look...
Rosa Beauchamp
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Are there more being put up do you know? There are photos of my friends & I that aren't up yet
Jon Lee
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
lots more to come
Jon Lee
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
it takes a while for the professionals to process each image
Steff Benton-Martyn
-- 11/12/2016 17:53
Jeni Woolcock I imagine you've already seen this but ...

Tamsyn Swingler Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 17:45
Many thanks for being such a lovely audience and thanks so much to Fey for having me! Wasn't it a corker? Hope to cross paths with you again soon, Shipmates! Warmest of seasons greetings! www.facebook.com/gurdybird
https://www.facebook.com/gurdybird/
Nigel Thomas
-- 11/12/2016 17:45
you ROCK.
Tamsyn Swingler
-- 11/12/2016 17:45
Corrrr! Thank you very much Nigel, that's really lovely to hear! :D xx enjoy the festive period, sir!

Zack Hatch Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 16:12
First time going to this sort of event but my god it was incredible :D

Rowan Western Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 15:04
Pretty much 4 hrs of non stop dancing and smiling. What else needs to be said?!

David Roth Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 13:40
Got loads of photos of last night Feel free to tag and share 😃

Rosa Beauchamp Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 13:30
Any idea when the official photos will go up?

Lizzi A Fugeman Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/12/2016 13:28
What a night!! OMG Steampunks you were flipping amazing!! Thankyou so much for being such a fantastic audience for The Wattinger Trapp and the whole night. Thankyou to Martin Wattinger for playing with me, Jonty Depp for compering so brilliantly, all the amazing bands and Jola for having me!! Now... a Lush bath :Dxxxx
Lizzi A Fugeman
-- 11/12/2016 13:28
Thankyou Fleur for the photo. If anyone has any more please post them to my missvontrapp facebook page so I can add them to an album with credit xxxxx
Amy Eden
-- 11/12/2016 13:28
I'll try and have mine up tomorrow
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