From the Press Release:
For the first time ever, straight out of New Orleans, Bad Things events will be touring the U.S.A. in 2014 for performances, panels, and product display at conventions and Bad Things centered events. Bad Things is a travelling event that combines diverse talents to create a unique and entertaining show. We combine a sense of vampire, fetish, rave and, cirque for providing pure and fascinating entertainment. The crew provides music through DJs, a violinist, various musicians, master MCs over the event, dancers, stuntmen, and products – including custom vampire fangs (as worn by the crew).
Our crew combines multiple talents that are also used outside of performances. Multiple members contribute to panel discussions, and have merchandise or products to sell – including custom made Vampire Fangs by Maven Lore. PLUS – we love working with local talent to form amazing events!
We are currently looking for sponsors, vendors, and other talent to work with in future events. Please contact Adora to find out how you or your business may be associated with Bad Things!
The Bad Things Crew
Maven Lore [DJ / Fangsmith] (DJ Lore)
Maven started fangsmithing (a term coined by him) in 1998 and travelling over the country for his art. In 1999 Maven Lore began producing his own mixed tracks. In 2010 the skills progressed as he put his hand upon some DJ equipment to find a natural talent that started off as a hobby. At the time he was known as DJ Fang Pimp, but as he has progressed as a musician his stage name changed to DJ Lore. He has performed at events in New York City, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Austin, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Memphis, Connecticut, Atlanta, Jackson, and Birmingham. His music style encompasses a combination of electronic, rock, various underground sounds. The music is hard, sexy, and pumped with energy.
Adora [Vixen Founder & Bad Things Manager]
Adora started dancing and amateur modeling in 2009. 2010 sparked a year of travel to areas such as Alaska, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee to increase her modeling portfolio and experience. With insight into the modeling and entertainment industry, Adora started the Vampsta Vixens (previously known as the Vampsta Bitchez, but changed to become more corporate) to provide a place for talented models to grow and be involved in Bad Things events. She has performed main stage at House of Blues for the Endless Night Vampire Ball 3 years in a row and have choreographed performances that play off of music by DJ Lore. As of October 2013, with 3 years experience as a social network site administrator for Vampirefreaks.com, Adora began to manage the Bad Things crew to arrange a 2014 convention and event tour. Beauty & Brains.
Lord Chaz [Master MC]
Lord Chaz is an entertainer living in New Orleans Louisiana. Actor, author, musician, street theatre performer, he dips his razor sharp taloned fingers into almost every form of entertainment available. Though not originally born in New Orleans, he has made New Orleans his home for so long that few can remember the city when it did not have Lord Chaz prowling its nightlife. Creator of the New Orleans ghost and vampire tours, he has performed his “Vampire Street Theatre” for 23 years as of this writing. He is the Grande Master of Ceremonies and on-stage host of several New Orleans annual vampire events including The Dark Cotillion, Endless Night, Fangtasia, The Mirror Masquerade, and together with Maven, Adora, Ross, and Alexander, he co-produces and performs the internet podcast show “Bite Me! Vampire TV.” You’ll find him prominently featured in the music video “Borderline” by The 69 Eyes as well as a promotional video for the upcoming Cradle of Filth graphic novel; “The Curse of the Venus Aversa.” He has appeared in several movies and numerous television shows including “Strange Universe, America’s Best Ghost Stories, Haunted America, and a cameo appearance on the second season of the E Network show, The Girls Next Door. Lord Chaz is considered by many to be the eldest known Vampyre in the New Orleans Vampyre sub culture.
Professor Alexander [Master MC]
Take a step back in time and witness for yourself the ancient world still alive! Mentalist, Hypnotist, Parapsychologist, Reader, Psycho-kinetic Pyschometrist, Motivational Speaker, Historian and Storyteller extraordinaire! The Original Shadowman of New Orleans! Far into the dark depths of the mysterious world is where he lives, spending his time educating visitors on the truth of the horrors of streets of the French Quarter. When not MC’ing events or entertaining, he educates many in the archaic occult practices of the ancient old world. An evenings delight is what awaits you if your intent to spend it with he and his macabre friends.
Scarlett Ravel [Vixen Violinist]
Scarlett Ravel is an electric violinist hailing from New Orleans. A classically-trained yet versatile violinist, she has preformed on several highly esteemed stages throughout the country in a variety of styles: from the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City, where she performed with a symphony orchestra, to the House of Blues in New Orleans, where she collaborated with DJ Lore and opened for Carfax Abbey at the Endless Night Vampire Ball. Scarlett strives to fuse together sultry violin melodies, inspired by gypsies, dead composers, and the sounds of New Orleans; paired with electronic backings and effects, which when combined create a new captivating sound that can only be expected to come from the mind of a redhead.
PsiVamp was born out of producing backbeats for Hip Hop (SYA Entertainment) while producing traditional techno in 1999. After a few years he was hit by Lightning and the music took a turn to a darker side. Now independent solo artist he needed a name and look for something that translated what he was trying to accomplish on stage. “…An exchange of energy from one to another…”. PsiVamp was born. 2001 PsiVamp released his first Techno CD called the Darkness Within, which was geared toward mainstream techno. The music was too fast and too dark, which drew a newer target audience. Darkwave, Synthpop, and the newly developing Industrial. 2002 The Kindred, completely dark techno, was released. 2003 Doppelganger came out in the established & moving Industrial scene and took to its movement very well. 2004 brought the release of Neckrolust. 2006 was the more popular, Necrogravercon. This CD placed PsiVamp on the map my combining both traditional dance with the darker aspects of the CyberGoth dance scene. 2007 Brought the Shadowlore Chronicles. A story of travels and a lighter side. His live performances always incorporated live acts, elaborate stage lighting, and a bass line that would rumble the steadiest hands. Since then PsiVamp has continued to write and produce on other projects and bands, putting live performances on the back burner. Now the time has come to re-invent and evolve as the dance scene is changing and coming back. After repeated requests, PsiVamp has decided to come out from behind a mixer and back to the stage with a more intense and edgy sound. “As before I want to create a new subculture of dance that will reflect the music…”, PsiVamp.
Gabrielle Faust [Crew/Event Coordinator, Author, Musician]
Acclaimed horror author, indie songwriter and owner of the Nightshade Vampire Boutique, Gabrielle Faust is best known for her vampire series ETERNAL VIGILANCE. Her previous work has also included three collections of poetry, BEFORE ICARUS AFTER ACHILLES, CROSSROADS and THE BEGINNING OF NIGHTS, the novella REGRET and the celebrated dark fantasy adventure novel REVENGE. She was also the chief editor and a contributor of the vampire anthology HIGH STAKES. Her work has appeared in the sites SciFi Wire, Fatally Yours, Examiner, Doorways Magazine and Fear Zone, as well as various anthologies and magazines. Faust will be celebrating the release of her ninth novel THE LINEAGE in January of 2014. Faust was the Guest of Honor at the Queen of the Damned Vampire Ball in 2008. From 2009 to 2011 she was a Special Guest of the Endless Night Festival in New Orleans and was crowned “New Orleans Vampire Royalty” by the Vampire Lestat Fan Club at the Tru Blood & Gold vampire ball in 2010 alongside Charlaine Harris. Faust was the primary graphic designer for the 2011 World Horror Convention and was the co-crew chief for the International Housing Program for the SXSW Music Festival from 1994 to 2010. In 2011 Faust was awarded the Texas Social Media Award by the Austin American Statesman. She is currently a Staff Writer for Gothic Beauty Magazine, the owner of the Nightshade Vampire Boutique, and is working on the omnibus of the first ETERNAL VIGILANCE series.
** Vampsta Vixens
The attendance of different Vixens (besides Adora & Scarlett) may change based upon availability. There are multiple Vixens in different states that supply different talents [including a chain aerialist, freak show girl, etc.].
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