Amanda Raby is a Dirty-South Wizard-Pop artist with infusions of Electro-Folk and World

Amanda Raby is a Dirty-South Wizard-Pop artist with infusions of Electro-Folk and World.

Art Outside

Apache Pass - Oct 24th-27th, 2014 - The debut of 

The Potential Show

featuring Raby & The Steaz with dancing by Bijoullette & Crash Alchemy

Art Outside 2014 was the biggest and best I've yet to experience!  The producers are truly taking it up a notch on all levels; from bookings, to artists' booze to sustainable trash management. I met The Steaze in my journeys through the L.A. while performing with the zany variety show, the New Fangled Opry. The vaudeville artists extravaganza toured many west coast festivals and Robby Fitzsimmons, now The Steaze, colluded in the enchantment and captivation of audience members. His charisma is heart wrenching and I'm so honored to witness his transformation as an artist.  Now as The Steaze, he's rainbow glitter sparkles on fire with improv theatrics out the wazoo. Our agent, Agent Red, felt we would be a good match so we created Potentiality as a means to inspire audience members towards their truest potential by embracing our many facets of self. The name fell into our lap because I was in the midst of developing a new product line: Utterly Pregnant Steam from the Heavens - bottled true potential. The Steaze had already adopted the mission of potentiality cultivation so we merged missions. 

Part of Potentiality is what we refer to as genre bending. During our 4 hr late night set, the pendulum swung from calypso love-songs to peanut butter burlesque to unbearably awkward 80's synth-pop butterfly love ballads.

Raby performs Harry Goat reggaeton track with Mark Highlove - All Photos credit Kevin Bradbury

The show began with my new reggaeton track, Harry Goat, featuring the famous Mark Highlove as the goat who relentlessly gorged himself on my overalls, the stage and the audience. From then on it was not unlike a sloppy tennis match; The Steaze punctuating my zany antics with deeper levels of heart strumming. L.A. dance troupe Bijoulette twirled theatric, waxing wonky grapevine steps throughout the crowd and synchronizing pelvic thrusts as Steaze and I pontificated earthquakes and heartbreaks.

Jesselynn Desmond of  Bijoullette, made gazpacho live, to the Gazpacho Song! And NOW you can do that too!

Potentiality fosters a playground for all our alter egos.  Some of them a bit tempestuous. We witnessed Tough Tough Thomas assault deaf clowns and distressed damsels as The Steaze rocked the jam on his keys.

An evil witch, Paprika of Crash Alchemy, threatened to steel the souls of children with the allure of chewy Taffy. And certainly the most awkward moment of the show was the world premier of Archibolde Monarch. This synth-pop butterfly, was barely audible through the proboscis lisp yet highly educational in his professions of love to the entire kingdom of flowers.

Archibold Monarch sings 80's synth-pop and wants to love you flower... love you true... wants to know you... are your leaves chordate? Obovate? Do your petals hang from umbels or panicles? Demonstrate.

 I am eternally grateful to The Steaze for exuding such brilliance that inspires us all towards new levels of artistry and I'm so excited about the future of Potentiality! Snipsy Snaps and Snail Squirm have lots of games to play! N' so do Geronimoe and Kombucha.

The Steaze is on fire

Utterly blown away by the talent of the Bijoulette dancers.  Superfluous with kerphlumpleshpongs and teaming with charisma, these gals pull out all the bath plugs.  I am so grateful for their support and their willingness to bring it, full pregnancy steam.

And lastly, accolades go out to Agent Red and Crash Alchemy.  This very night we are throwing her a surprise party because we love her so much for being a fierce champion of artists and darling friend. Thank you Red for making it happen for all of us.

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