Morristown, NJ (February 3, 2016) – Get ready for confetti, because This Way to the EGRESS is coming to DerpyCon 2016!
The 6 accordion-fronted ensemble This Way to the EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The six-person troupe plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, costumes and time signatures. Confetti snowstorms, tuba farts, Balinese chanting, fire wielding evangelists and puppets sweep across the stage creating a jubilant, anything goes atmosphere, anchored by the band’s superlative songwriting skills and sterling musicianship. Accordion, violin and tuba aren’t instruments you usually find fronting a rock band, but This Way to the EGRESS uses them to give the music unexpected textures, while retaining a propulsive beat and generating enough energy to light up a small city.
ABOUT DERPYCON: Serving as a multi-genre pop culture convention in northern New Jersey, DerpyCon celebrates the culture of animation, fantasy, and gaming. DerpyCon is presented by Vidgle and Jenthony Enterprises, Inc. DerpyCon 2016 will be held November 18-20, 2016 at the Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, NJ. For more information and news about DerpyCon 2016, go to https://www.derpycon.com.