Dedicated to the subversive, the world of Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls is dark, animated and unusual. Seeking to amuse and draw the audience into an underworld filled with wonder, the macabre and the imagination they combine elements of Vaudeville, Skiffle, early horror films, early ska, calypso, old-timey country, and the Blues. This trio play a unique hybrid of early 20th Century music infused with dark Cabaret.Voodoo has found its way onto the British shores and Jo Carley is the voodoo queen sent to predict hell in a way to entertain and amaze you. This demonic music-hall mistress tells tales of terror in old-timey fashion. She is backed by her song-writing partner and husband Tim Carley, a man of considerable size who plays “syncopated rhythms to shake your soul” on a beaten up archtop guitar, kick drum and rattlin’ shoe, with friend and fellow fiend James Le Huray providing the final ingredients of the spell, in the shape of double bass and banjo.
Dead Elvis (and his one man grave)
Dead Elvis is a musician better known as Dead Elvis and His One Man Grave and founder/head of Monster Mash Records. By always wearing a mask, he tries to keep his real identity a secret. In interviews he never reveals anything about himself and talks about “Disgraceland” being his homebase. He mainly performs as a one-man band but is also leader of garage rock and roll band Dead Elvis & His Gravemen. His style is described as Garage rock and roll and as “one-man band zombie rock and roll”Dead Elvis did several tours such as the Frantic over the Atlantic Tour, Monster Masquerade Tour and Asian Zombification Tour including countries such as Brazil, Japan, China, Chile, Turkey and Italy.