Monsters of Schlock
Burnaby Q. Orbax:
A scientific and comedic genius, the great Prof. Burnaby Q. Orbax performed his first freak show in 1998 as part of ‘The Lamest Sideshow on Earth’.
With a Bachelors degree in Physics, a minor in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Physics, the great Orbax was well on his way to his doctorate when he was ejected from the university due to ‘inhumane experimentation’. Although, in his defense,
After leaving academia, Orbax worked briefly as a hardcore wrestler carving out a swath of humor and devastation across southern Ontario. It was during this time that he developed his love of being thrown through tables, a passion he shares with his brother Sweet Pepper Klopek.
On Halloween of 2003, Orbax suffered third degree burns to 11% of his body during an on stage accident. This resulted in a ten day stay in the Hamilton Hospital Burn ward, and a 5 month retirement from public performance. It was at that point that Orbax felt he had to decide whether to retire, or to fully commit himself to being a professional entertainer.
He chose the latter.
Since then the great Orbax has toured as a solo act, with the monstrous menagerie known as the Great Orbax Sideshow, and now as one half of the Monsters of Schlock. In that time he has carved a niche for himself as one of the top sideshow performers in the world today, and has continued to lecture in Physics. The Monsters of Schlock continue to tour extensively, bringing to life the world’s most ridiculous circus sideshow comedy magic extravaganza.
The great Orbax has pulled a monster truck from hooks in his back, fallen 14 feet through a table, and worn a twenty pound beard of bees all for the entertainment of his audiences. Seriously.
Sweet Pepper Klopek:
He’s been called many things: the tall man, the world’s handsomest man, the crimson mongoose, two armed bob, the human Wikipedia entry, but one thing’s sure, don’t call him late for dinner!
Comedian, master magician and consummate performer, Sweet Pepper Klopek is best known as the front man for the Niagara Falls based band The Legendary Klopeks. Founded in 1994, the Undisputed Kings of Punk Rock have performed across Canada, America and the UK, with such notable bands as Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Municipal Waste, Sigh (Japan), Blink 182 . As the lead singer, Pepper is regularly subjected to an all out assault of mousetraps, thumbtacks and barbed wire baseball bats. And as if that’s not enough he also fronts Skullkrusher, Canada’s thrash metal kings.
Sweet Pepper and the great Orbax, twin brothers separated at birth, were reunited in 2003 in the sprawling metropolis of Tweed, Ontario when the $2000 worth of fireworks they were exploding ran amok and almost detonated the propane tanks of a nearby French Fry truck. Later that night, Orbax power-bombed Pepper through a table. It was a classic moment of unbridled comedy.
In 2006 Pepper joined the Great Orbax Sideshow, using his 18 plus years of extensive theatre and performance background to enhance and propel the freakshow to new heights. It was this influence that allowed for the evolution of the Monsters of Schlock.
Pepper continues to wow audiences across the country alongside the great Orbax with his own brand of comedy magic, mixed with cartoon-like levels of violence.
Sweet Pepper was once suplexed so hard through a table that the impact on his back bruised his ribs…. IN THE FRONT!
Scout Camp Arts and Media
Scout Camp Arts and Media will be providing tonnes of aerial and circus performances throughout the Maritime Tattoo Festival! You can catch them on stage and flying high over head – with dynamic performances on aerial silks, aerial hoop, acropole and a demonstration on Rope Suspension. With three performances each day, it will be impossible to miss out on their magic.
Saturday Night After Party
Kamphyre has two levels in a cozy venue, complete with a full bar, DJ and demonstrations from Scout Camps performers! Saturday will be poppin’ at Kamphyre, with trapeze champagne service on the menu! More info to come.
Sunday Night @ Gus Pub with The Royal Volts & James Bradley Band
On May 20th, the Maritime Tattoo Festival after party will take place at Gus’ Pub & Grill! This year we decided to mix it up a bit and showcase some amazing bands & open it to you guys, the public! We can’t wait to see you all there and support some awesome local talent!
VIP passes will grant you access, but entry is subject to capacity!
The Royal Volts
The Royal Volts are a proper rock and roll band hailing from the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.
Powered by the monstrous back beat of Quenny Steven’s drums, the guttural thud of bassist Brady Leights and textured by the howling interplay of lead guitarist Wesley Thomas and singer/guitarist Jordan Pirri. The Royal Volts sound could be described as classic rock grandstanding with a healthy dose of modern histrionics. Formed in 2011 in a whirlwind of post-secondary piss-fests – and bonded by a work hard/play hard mentality the band ceaselessly crafted and expanded their sound in the pubs and
dancehalls of the merciless Maritime circuit, finding themselves entering Codapop Studio in late 2016 with producer Jon Landry (The Stanfields, The Town Heroes) to record their debut EP “Enough is Never Enough”.
True to form, the guys knocked off their 4-song offering with the efficiency and focus of Patton’s 3rd Army, bringing to life an ably-displayed collection of rippers including the nodding lead single “All Night”, the wanton-sex fuelled “Whisky Lovin’”, the fuzz guitar mania of “Sixty-Five” and the neo-psych rock closer “’’Til it Breaks”.
James Bradley Band
Riff-rock you can sing in the shower. No bells or whistles, no indie shenanigans, just straight up rock’n’roll.
With the success of their EP release last year, JBB hit the studio once again in anticipation for their first LP “Adrenalize”, to be released in
Andre Pettipas & The Giants
Sing along anthem songs with ear worm hooks that will reel you in and release you into a musical wave of vintage grease coast rock n’ roll attitude combined with 90’s rock/pop sound. Summer 2016 was a busy summer. The band toured the east coast of Canada in support of their debut album, “Stay Gold.” with multiple festival stops including Granville Green (Port Hawkesbury), Jubilee (New Glasgow), Music Mountain (Thorburn), Parlee Beach Music Festival (Shediac, New Brunswick), and an opening slot at the Meghan Trainor show in Port Hawkesbury to name a few. During this time they grabbed a number 1 single on the East Coast Countdown with their hit, “Long Way From Home” ft Ashley MacIsaac. The band were also finalists in the Casino Nova Scotia Artist In Residence competition. The remainder of 2016 consisted of gigging throughout the Maritimes and writing new material. The boys kicked off summer 2017 in overdrive placing first in a contest that had over 100 bands who applied, 18 semi-finalists, 3 finalists and 1 winner for the q104 Homegrown challenge. Prizes include $5000 in artist development (Groundswell Music), $5000 in recording (Coda Pop) and $5000 in musical equipment. They are currently in the mixing process of their follow up release, “No Fools No Fun” with plans to release the single in early summer. “There is only one word that comes to mind when you see Andre on stage… showman. Musical talent aside this young man has presence that is reminiscent of a young Brian Setzer, working the stage and the room with an irresistible charisma. It’s not all theatrics with these boys though, they do have the musical chops to go with it.” – B Lynn Hartling//Canadian Beats
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