Parlor Tricks
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Parlor Tricks

San Francisco, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

San Francisco, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
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Love You to Pieces

2017 Industrial Ragtime Records release

​Featuring Melina on voice, Eddie on National Steel Guitar and ukulele, Jeff on upright bass and Fender Rhodes, and Fabio on drums and all things percussion. Also special guests Alan Williams on trombone, Adam Scow on fiddle, Everett Katigbak on gypsy guitar (Crazy Days) and Julian Gross on swing rhythm guitar (25 Reasons).

Was I Drunk and other love songs

2011 Industrial Ragtime Records Release

Parlor Tricks effectuates seven songs in vivid industrial ragtime splendor. A red hot version of “Was I Drunk, Was He Handsome, and Did My Ma Give Me Hell?” kicks off the recording—a cover of Dorthy Dunn’s 1931 Ziegfield Follies runaway smash—with smoldering, seductive vocals and smoking improvisational flights from the band.

Parlor Tricks

Parlor Tricks eponymous first foray into digital recording on Garagista Records. This recording features Tampa Red’s My Baby Said Yes and 9 original songs, including Midnight Blue, an ode to Blue Note records... and one in particular. Plus, Hambone Rag, Sweet Potato and other formidable industrial ragtime favorites.

Garagista Music’s 2007 Holiday CD Compilation

Parlor Tricks contributed three songs to Garagista Music’s 2007 Holiday CD Compilation
Over the course of five days in July 2007, dozens of musicians wandered in and out of Second Act Studio in Irvington, NY to record holiday favorites. Parlor Tricks contributed one original—Under the Tree, which has been heavily featured by Rumblefish—and two rocking covers, Away in a Manger and Deck the Halls. All three songs are what you would only expect to hear from a band hardened to sappy sentiment and steeped in a musical stew equal parts Josephine Baker and Ramones. They are, in short, completely unexpected. 
Available at Garagista Music. 



Parlor Tricks is the world's first and foremost industrial ragtime band, a hot-music quartet led with sultry vocals, resonator guitar, upright bass and drums. The music is a mix of early 1900s pop and originals, all distinguished by syncopation and stomp.

We call our music "industrial ragtime" because we keep one musical eye on the music of the last century, the other on blues and rock. We are booked for Speakeasy, Steampunk and other vintage and creative events. Everything we do fits firmly under the flag of great entertainment -- lead by our engaging and beautiful lead singer Melina Selverston. The fun and excitement of this hot music is infectious. 

“It's vaudevillian in its delivery, dark and soaring at once.”    
Parlor Tricks is a great fit for your festival, wedding, party, club, bar, or special event. We bring a roaring '20s feel that will get your people moving. From an acoustic ragtime processional to swing cocktail and dinner entertainment, to the let-loose dance party, Parlor Tricks brings elegance and energy to your special event. 

Parlor Tricks grew out our great love of ragtime music first heard on phonographic cylinders and 78 RPM records, the popular music that came to be blues and jazz. We have captured the immediacy and infectiousness of Louis Armstrong, the fun of early jazz, the foot-tapping melodies and swing that connects deeply with all generations. 

What we offer is original and creative, a meeting of the prehistory of pop with the modern. We're a band that's together for the love and exploration of this music. We will surprise and delight your guests and bring the authenticity and originality that you demand and deserve. 

Parlor Tricks is professional musical entertainment with material for a long night of dancing and celebration. 

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