Nervous Cabaret

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Nervous Cabaret is an American punk-cabaret band from Brooklyn, New York, which formed in 2002.


The singer Elyas Khan's stage creation Fragmented Devotion To You, an operetta he conceived, wrote, and scored the surrounding music for, debuted at the 2001 DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, and was the final stage in the development of his band Nervous Cabaret.[1]

The band has also performed with Amanda Palmer and Sxip Shirey at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] and Jil Is Lucky[11] at La Cigale theatre in Paris, France[12] Additionally, Nervous Cabaret performed on the same stage with Sonic Youth at Les Escales Festival in Saint-Nazaire, France.[13]

Nervous Cabaret also supported Amanda Palmer on tour at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee, as mentioned on p. 210 of Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker's book Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman (Gaiman is Palmer's husband).[14]

In 2008, Nervous Cabaret was invited to perform at the Louvre museum in Paris.[15]

Band members[edit]

  • Elyas Khan – vocals, guitar, bass, electronics
  • Fred Wright – cornet, recorder
  • Brian Geltner – drums, percussion, organ
  • Greg Wieczorek – drums, percussion
  • Don Undeen – baritone saxophone, clarine
  • Sam Kulik – trombone


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fowler, Melissa. "Nervous Cabaret 2001 DUMBO Arts Festival". Retrieved October 24, 2002. 
  2. ^ Goldenberg, Victoria. "Amanda Palmer, Sxip Shirey & Nervous Cabaret at the Music Hall of Williamsburg". Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ Bruchman, Bryan. "Amanda Palmer & Nervous Cabaret played Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine". Retrieved November 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Videos of Amanda Palmer performing with Nervous Cabaret and Sxip Shirey".  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ Roberts, Zach. "Amanda Palmer and Nervous Cabaret". Retrieved November 14, 2009.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ The Karaoke Queen, Natalia (November 16, 2009). "Amanda Palmer Concert In review……". 
  7. ^ WKNC (2009). "Concert Report: Amanda Palmer". 
  8. ^ Whittle, Solveig. "Musician Elyas Khan I'm not bad I was just drawn that way". Retrieved October 7, 2013.  External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ Keuneman, Tash. "Feeding Amanda Palmer". Retrieved November 22, 2009.  External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ Price, Holly Cara. "Amanda Palmer: No Rules". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ Tyfoo. "Collaboration with Jil Is Lucky at la Cigalle, Paris".  External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ Niang, Joëlle. "Nervous Cabaret & Jil Is Lucky play at La Cigale". Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  13. ^ Bulting, Patrice. "Nervous Cabaret & Sonic Youth play Les Escales Festival". Retrieved 2008.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ Aaron Drucker, Tara Prescott. Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose (1st ed.). McFarland & Company. pp. 210–220. ISBN 978-0786466368. 
  15. ^ Harding, Chris. "Nervous Cabaret. The only band ever to play the Louvre". 

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