Vaud and the Villains

with Trouble In The Wind

Vaud and the Villains

Sat Feb 2

Vaud and the Villains

with Trouble In The Wind

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$20-$22

This 19-piece New Orleans big band cabaret is the best swing jazz & ragtime blues show you'll ever see!

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Genre: Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge


Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $22 day of show / $35 reserved loft seating

Vaud and the Villains

Vaud and the Villains was born out of whimsical dreams, glitter and boa feathers. The big show is a 19 piece orchestra and cabaret, and has evolved over the years from a folk band singing traditional tunes…to an originally voiced genre bending spectacle commonly described as Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge. At once seedy and inspiring…gritty and sublime. Bring your wretched souls, your sins and your dancing feet…they will save you and you will never be the same…

The band is founded by Andy Comeau and Dawn Lewis, known in the show as Vaud Overstreet and Peaches Mahoney. Both of them have had successful careers as actors but in 2008, were moved by the Bruce Springsteen Seeger Sessions, to create some sort of large ensemble musical family. They shared a love for old traditional folk songs they had both known growing up and became inspired by how the music has lived for so long and retained not only a relevance but an ability to galvanize large groups of people. They began setting new arrangements to old songs and new, all drawn upon the themeatic message of the show’s stolen motto: “Every Saint Has A Past, Every Sinner Has A Future”. Its visceral, uplifting, over the top fun. And the unmistakable message of hope, duality, acceptance and inspriation creeps up on you like a fink on a lonely dark street. The ever evolving cast of the show is comprised of a five piece horn section, incredible vocalists, a rhythm section, and three dancers.


They have played for the Telluride Jazz Festival, The Live Oak Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, LEAF Festival, “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” @ The Hollywood Bowl, the Cannes International Film Festival, appeared on Showtimes’s House of Lies, CARSLA(City of Santa Monica), Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion, City of Santa Clarita, LACMA's ArtWalk, OC Weekly, for the City of West Hollywood, House of Blues, Drink Eat Play, El Rey Theatre, Cirque Berzerk, Clear Channel, and Disney Studios. They have traveled to New Orleans, Chicago, Indiana, New York, Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Texas, Colorado and Arizona. They have headlined the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles three times.

Trouble in the Wind

A band raised in the Southern California sunshine, Trouble in the Wind has a sound that filters the
golden state’s surf-rock glow through layers of gritty folk with a twinge of country.

With momentum from their award-winning releases “Pineapple Moon” and the critically acclaimed “Lefty” the band is poised to release one of their most ambitious projects to date, a new full-length record called “Hammer On.” The new album releases July 20th, 2018 on In Your Neighborhood Music.

Hammer On’s tracks feature influences from Neil Young, Wilco, Dylan, even Springsteen and sultry sprinkles of the Yacht Rock genre. Singles “Lone Starman” and “Touching Down” include multi instrumental flavorings that harken Wilco’s groundbreaking “AM”, while “Tiki Bar” takes us on a fun yacht rock filled dance floor cruise and “Liberty Bell” shows the bands edge beyond Americana into blistering dark side Neil Young sounds. But don’t forget “Fall Guy” with a chorus to bring all the fans together with their mugs in the air singing “ooohh, ooooh, there’s a frog in my soul”. Happiness, love struck, with a touch of darkness and comedy, it’s Trouble in the Wind.

The group's identity is driven by powerhouse front man Robby Gira, whose voice conjures memories of David Byrne’s commanding delivery in “Stop Making Sense.” And like many of the great acts they've been compared to – including the Talking Heads, Roy Orbison and Neil Young – they deliver a style layered with rich instrumentation.

TITW's music ranges from solemn, mournful tunes layered with pedal-steel to fun-loving, upbeat numbers with quick-paced banjo plucking. TITW sways between genres, Americana, Alt Country and Rock Alternative. Their album tracks include everything from party anthems to love songs. There is a cohesive nature to the band's sound, making it easy to identify a familiar Trouble tune within the first few notes.