DEBAUCHE with Shovels and Rope

Saturday at 10:00pm - July 24 at 1:00am

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St
New Orleans, Louisiana

Debauche was formed about 2007-2008 at Kahve Coffeeshop on Royal Street, where Y. Romanstov sang every Friday from 10 p.m. till 12 a.m., drinking his home made honey pepper vodka and singing his “Russian hooligan songs”, as he called it.

Among frequent guests besides friends, neighbors and police, were Eve Venema and Christian Kuffner (Zydepunks)- Later it turned into a friendship between us. Jesse Stoltzfus broke his hand and couldn’t  play violin. So he started at the band as a drummer. Later he had mastered both of these instruments and played on them simultaneously. He can also ride a unicycle and juggle at the same time. Later the band had joined Vincent Schmidt - accordion player from Oregon, where he played in another Russian band “Chervona” and also bass player from Zydepunks – Scott Potts, who later mastered the upright bass and took truly Russian nickname – Boroda. Now he is called Scott “The Beard” Boroda. One of the earliest musicians was Eli Pritykin who’s mostly responsible for all the graphic work you see. Over time we played with Walt, Aurora, and many more wonderful musicians.