As 2012 drew to a close, the orchestra threw a dark holiday party inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Santa Claus, as portrayed by John Presnell, explains why he doesn’t go to church in this classic Tom Waits song.
William Hoffman sings This AO’s dark interpretation of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley for the Bowie/Elvis birthday bash at Oh! You Pretty Things NYC, January 20th 2013.
Recently, davidbowie.com graciously posted the Oh You Pretty Things party’s Elvis/Bowie event on their main website. Wham bam thank you ma’am!
From the upcoming album, here is the music video for Not My Town, featuring The Lady Circus.
On Halloween 2011, This Ambitious Orchestra celebrated its birthday at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City with a glam rock interpretation of the movie and musical Cabaret. Here’s Lady Rizo bringing down the house with Maybe This Time.
Over the weekend, This Ambitious Orchestra paid tribute to what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. NEXT Magazine was there and spoke with Benjamin, presented here in the article: Benjamin Ickies says Freddie Mercury Saved Him From the Influence of R&B.
On Halloween 2008, we performed for Shien Lee’s Edward Gorey-themed installment of Dances of Vice from a deep dark warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.