The CEP

Novelty, Orchestra, String Quartet, Pub band1
Price from £1,150
Location: Devon

From the depths of the Captain's Attic, hidden in the Victorian underworld of 1888, came a band of artisans, villains and ne'er-do-wells. Armed with strings, keys, a shovel and a time machine they journeyed to the 21st century. Collectively, they became known as ~ The CEP. 'The CogFathers of Steampunk' This is their journey.

Biography

8 people on a stage in beautiful clothes, with beautiful instruments playing beautiful, catchy and fun music. We have fun, we encourage audience participation, from singing along to joining in a march, and we hope our audience have fun. We make no apologies for you having our songs stuck in your head for days to come...

Our songs are many and varied. Some songs, like Seduction By Moonlight and Crystal Sunsets are just romantic, poetic lyrics set to suitably romantic music. Isambard Kingdom Brunel celebrates the life and works of one of the 19th Century's most iconic engineers. Steampunk Marches Nos. 1 & 2 try to capture the spirit of Steampunk. Other songs, like Cheese (In Horto) are just fun ideas we played with.

Our style is born from the crossover inherent in our line up, and especially our songwriting team. The Rake is a poet and lyricist, fascinated by the beauty of classical music after years of Blues and Rock, while The Rose is effectively a 'classical punk', enjoying the freedom of the style to play with her classical training and understanding of musical theory to push boundaries and put an unorthodox twist on Victorian music, trying to challenge the listener with the familiar.

Set List

The Live Set

Steampunk March No1
Delilah
The Sun Never Sets On The Empire
In Horto
Seduction by Moonlight
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
King Came A Calling
The Unfortunate Rake
Three Nonsense Poems
4 Broken Valves
The Rakes Lament
Steampunk MArch No2
Marionette
Buttercup

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
String Quartet / Quintet £288

Testimonials

From 2015 'Thank you Rev et al. As compere I've seen some bands down in the harbour, and the CEP is vying for best act in my humble opinion.'
Tom Wiersma, Clovelly

'The CEP...one of those magnificent gems that continue to amaze.'
Montague Jacques Fromage, New York

'Brilliant band, our best hour of entertainment in the Red Lion for a long time!'
Graham Shackson, Clovelly

'You guys were truly most splendid last weekend! Thank you'
Jacklyn Hyde, Nottingham

'Great fun - a must see for 2016!'
Claire Burton, Okehampton

'A string quartet, amazing vocals and percussion and a hauntingly mesmerising performance where dark cabaret meets theatre.'
Battle Of The Bands, Okehampton

'A bit of magic'
Martin Wattinger, Plymouth

'The embodiment of the word 'splendid', witty, swoonworthy and moving in one set.'
Tamsyn Swingler / Gurdybird, Cornwall

'Brilliant'
Jill May, Witney

'Fantastic....had me and the mrs singing along!'
Steve Kemp, Cornwall

'Great music'
Donna Zirwes, Florida

'Witty and whimsical - a guaranteed evening of amusements of the most opulent kind!'
Sophia Wilson, Devon

'Wonderful entertainment, oh yea and beautiful music, like Sophie says "so witty" and so different, I'm an O'l timer and I loved them. The singing is superb.'
Graham Shakson, Devon
Review by Various
Sep 20, 2016
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