Pirate Ninja Zombie: The Not So Secret Origin of Captain Ambivalent

An enthusiastic biographic one-man accordion rock opera! Time travel through romantic, cultural, and corporate ambivalence with original witty songs from the albums “Fear The Accordion” and “Pirate Ninja Zombie.” Also, my sister’s Barbies. And a mad scientist. And a dinosaur! International Songwriting Competition 2014 Semi-Finalist (Comedy/Novelty). Clean.

June: Return to Three Brothers in Waukegan! 2 performances
August: IndyFringe Festival! 6 performances
September: Chicago Fringe Festival! 5 performances
September: Elgin Fringe Festival!

Stay tuned, details to follow and other bookings in progress!


Sat 07/25/15 Return to PierogiFest, Whiting IN

I’ll be broadening the definition of accordion music again at the greatest street festival ever.
SAT 7/25 6:00-7:00 PM

Thu 07/30/15 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series, South Bend IN

Free outdoor hour and a half show sponsored by Downtown South Bend
THURS 7/30 11:45 EST


Wed 04/01/15 New Video: Irv! - The Movie

Yes, the two minute musical based on the life of Irv Kaputnik, inventor of dental floss*, is now a Hollywood blockbuster!

(* Irv Kaputnik is not actually the inventor of dental floss)

Mon 12/01/14 Studio Single: Why Does The Man Say Ho Ho Ho?

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Thu 10/23/14 Hosting Pre-Halloween Open Mic at Front Porch Music Photos

Did a highly-condensed version of the SOLO Chicago Festival performance last summer, with additional action figures and accessories. Buddy Pearson took some great photos:

Smaller scale stage show at Front Porch Music (Photo by Buddy Pearson)

The big finale



The Terror unleashes his henchmen

The Terror unleashes his henchmen

Sun 10/12/14 County Line Orchard, Hobart IN Photos

Played an hour set as part of a Front Porch Days weekend, in the loft overlooking the welcome barn floor packed with folks buying apples, cider, and donuts. And Chad and I got to use our PA powers for good helping two brave toddlers whose parents had gotten lost.

Photo by Chad Clifford

Photo by Chad Clifford

Fri 10/03/14 New Video: First Friday Open Mic, Michigan City IN

Thanks to Brennen Burleson for the “bootleg” videos. It was an “Oktoberfest meets Halloween” set of “Hey Carrie” and “B Movie Boogie.”

Sun 09/28/14 Oktoberfest on the Island, Chesterton IN

I played a part in Waterbird Banquet Center’s Oktoberfest at the beautiful island gazebo on a beautiful afternoon. No lederhosen were harmed.

Sat 09/27/14 Otherworld Theatre's Celestial Gala Benefit, Chicago IL

I provided a couple of strange interludes between presentations and a preview of Otherworld‘s next show, “Project Aurora”, at Gallery Bar Chicago.

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