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Lauded as the forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret the Tiger Lillies are well known for their unique sound and style which fuses the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin with the savage edge of punk. Their devoted fans include Terry Gilliam, Robin Williams and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The Tiger Lillies evoke the disturbing and forgotten music of our dim and distant past, such as Bavarian folk music, Berlin Cabaret and Victorian English music hall songs. Their lyrics concentrate almost entirely on freaks, lowlifes and numerous misfits meeting a range of grisly fates. It's one part bleak poignancy to several of pitch-black humor. The Tiger Lillies achieved an international theatrical hit with "Shockheaded Peter" which played to packed theatres worldwide.

Their Song "The Gorey End" was Grammy Nominated - Best Classical Crossover Album. This Album is dedicated to the
memory of Edward Gorey. An American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic
pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings

‘Martyn Jacques is a charismatic focus. Trudging between his piano and accordion like a man weighed down by supernatural dread, he resembles a melancholic amalgam of Cabaret’s Joel Grey and Meat Loaf – yet his voice is a molten cascade. The execution is impeccable throughout. PHENOMENAL’ ***** (The Guardian)

‘They create a truly extraordinary atmosphere on stage – a sort of dark gypsy cabaret shimmering with menace. The music is also gorgeously beautiful, tender and delicate – although the sweetness is almost always followed by outrageously funny or horrible twist. It is hard to do justice to the dark, poetic brilliance of The Tiger Lillies, so the best thing I can advise is that you seek out a ticket for this glorious show’ **** (The Scotsman)

‘In an ideal world, The Tiger Lillies would represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest.’ (The Times)