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The Fascinators seek new Drummer!

Hi There!

The Fascinators are searching for a committed, versatile, open-minded, London based DRUMMER to join our “Thrash Cabaret” band. We have one EP already out, with a second currently being finished, and about two “album’s worth of material to be “developed”
We have two main sets of influences, one is our musical influences and the other are the things that influence us all creatively but not necessarily musically. We think of those as our conceptual influences.

Musical influences:

Metallica, Dresdon Dolls/Amanda f***king Palmer, Regina Spektor, System of a Down, Faith No More, Billy Talent, Frank Zappa, Queen, Mastodon, Devin Townsend/SYL, Post Modern JUKEBOX, The Wildhearts, Ninja Sex Party… These are bands and musician’s who inspire/have inspired us, they do not necessarily reflect the sound of the band.

Conceptual influences:

Cabaret, Burlesque, Drag, Rock n’ Roll Theatre, Shock Rock (GWAR, Alice Cooper, Kiss), Punk mentality/DIY, BDSM/Kink, Gender, Queerness.

One of the most important elements of what we do, relates to live gigs. In the past year and a half we have hosted and curated a series of events that were half way between rock gigs and variety shows, known as the “Thrash Cabaret”, these shows featured live bands, stand-up comedians, Drag and Burlesque performers to whom we’d often provide live backing, meaning that we learnt an eclectic mix of cover version in order to back up the performers. We wish to continue putting on these shows next year, focusing more on getting on other bills and creating more of an online presence in 2018.

Ideally we would like to rehearse once a week (once a fortnight at the very least) Weekday evenings for full band rehearsals, with the potential of additional instrumental practices at weekends. The band is mostly based in the Crystal Palace/Croydon area of London, so naturally that’s also where we intend to rehearse, we will however consider finding somewhere more central if it makes life easier.

We’re not looking for a session musician/DEP, we’re looking for someone to be a contributing band member. Someone who will bring their own flair, influences and creativity to the mix. Because in the past we’ve not had the best luck with drummers (no offence) we want to make sure that we find the human for the gig, so we intend on holding auditions once we have a short list of potential candidates.

You can listen to our debut EP here;
“Focus” songs (i.e. the ones that will probably be audition pieces) are Blood Lust, Song 18 and Birdcage

You can drop us an email at or message us through this page.

Hope to hear back from you soon
Gareth (Lead guitarist)

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