Mr. Lewis and The Funeral Five CD Release Show Saturday Night at The Scoot Inn
I’ve followed Mr. Lewis and The Funeral Five the past few years with great enthusiasm for their macabre design. Vocalist and ringleader Greg Lewis has a deep appreciation for – and, I suspect, an even deeper understanding of – the darker sides of existence. It’s a twisted carnival of anguish that this gent croons and raucously warbles about – some of it’s sad, and some of it requires you to laugh lest you lose your mind.
Mr. Lewis’ brilliant new CD titled Delirium Tremendous, another winner produced by Danny Reisch of Good Dannys, has no shortage of those wondrous dark tales encased within dramatic, moody arrangements utilizing percussion, saxophone and a dash of harpsichord. It feels like punk rock turning to polka, lounge tunes and evil ballads to get the message across, perhaps stopping to pick up Tom Waits along the way. With evocative lyrics that one might find in a nightmare, Lewis turns dementia into an art form.
This is a band to see live. Check out Mr. Lewis and The Funeral Five at their CD release show Saturday night at the Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. and Navasota. Joining the madness are Moonlight Towers and Dead Swagger, followed by an afterparty show with Automusik. Get to the Scoot around 9 p.m. Highly recommended.
Cheers to you, Mr. Lewis.