Electronic Press Kit
Robby Ravenwood Headshot
Robby Ravenwood and his band, The Fun House Porcupines are a folk-jazz musical satire group, performing in the sardonic tradition of Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman and Dan Hicks. Performing with his band or solo, his music blends elements of Gypsy-Jazz, Lounge, Folk and Western Swing. Robby's music combines ironic social commentary in a fun light-hearted musical style. He creates the unique musical stew he playfully calls "Un-Easy Listening." Robby plays piano, keyboards, guitar and ukulele!
SOLO STAGE PLOT:
Robby's affable personality, upbeat vocal style and cheerfully animated music- combined with his tongue-in-cheek, socially critical lyrics- playfully skewer the modern absurdities of this world; creating an energetic yet playfully edgy atmosphere that has become his trademark on stage. Robby plays piano, keyboards, guitar and ukulele and has been doing so for the last four decades.
BAND STAGE PLOT:
Robby has performed at The Ice House, The Comedy Store, The Improv at Los Angeles, for executives at Sony/MGM at Paramount Pictures, and he was featured in "The Secret" and opened for Paula Poundstone and Lily Tomlin.
"Like many comedians, his humor is rooted in negativity, such as someone’s misfortune — someone slips on a banana peel and we laugh — but he tempers it with balance in his performance."
Michelle Mills, Long Beach Press-Telegram
“Robby Ravenwood, Thanks for your amazingly hilarious songs last night!!! You were such a hit! ♥”
Annie Parkhurst, Allied Media Projects LGBTQIA, Long Beach CA
“Hearing music like yours–ALL of it!–makes me feel very privileged! It is superior to 99.9% percent of what passes for popular music.”
Paul Oliverio AKA “The Godfather of Math,” Long Island NY
“Robby - your talents would be more than welcome in Eurotopia. I see you in a nice cliff-top villa on the French or Italian coast, or maybe one of the Greek islands (you'll probably be able to afford to buy one for yourself pretty soon!), writing your songs, refining your comedy, eating glorious Mediterranean food and entertaining your friends (especially ones from colder Atlantic climes)”
Paul Adam Kemp , Birmingham England