Esmerelda Strange
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Esmerelda Strange

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States
Band Folk Punk


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Introducing Esmerelda Strange is the
first CD by this feisty and original talent.9 songs and 31 minutes long, it is certain to become a treasured item in the musical
collections of the offbeat and obscure.
Streaming mp3's can be found at


Feeling a bit camera shy


and evocative aggressive accordion based funk folk”

‘Lil Mike. Mission Arts Monthly. Oct. 2004

“..brave and brazen...” Silke Tudor. SF Weekly.
Sept. 2003

Esmerelda Strange is a
singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist based out
of San Francisco, CA. Drawing on the
vaudevillian tradition of the one man band; she
plays the accordion, drums and sings all at the same time.
Ms. Strange would describe herself as a punk rock
band, but her musical influences and the resulting
product contain elements of urban folk, cumbia,
circus music, Norteno/ranchero, and an Eastern European gypsy sound. She sings both in English and Spanish.
Her music has been described as “acoustic> electro-clash goes to the punk rock circus in Mexico.”
Known for her saucy sense of humor and salty lyrics, she is at home playing with punk rock and alternative rock bands as well as more polished burlesque and cabaret acts.
A self-taught musician; the projects Ms. Strange has performed in and with over the years reflect her taste for the original, the theatrical and the bizarre.
She has toured nationally with the worlds largest midway of bicycle powered carnival rides opening for the Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo. She wrote themusical score, co-produced and is the band for the vaudevillian show that accompanies Life-Size Game of Mousetrap, a giant Rube
Goldberg-esque kinetic sculpture based on the board game Mousetrap. Ms. Strange has also been the backup band
for a number of Circus sideshow artists including EAK of Coney Island fame, and the Molotovs as well the Illustrious Professor David Apocalypse