Combining costumed satirical bite with hard rock guitar riffage, The Upper Crust is due to release their new album Delusions of Grandeur April 7th on their record label Upper Crust, Ltd with distribution via Redeye Worldwide.
Beginning in 1994 as simply a concept to entertain friends, The Upper Crust has since taken off and released five albums, toured the United States and Europe, and appeared on TV shows such as Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson as well as at festivals like All Tomorrow's Parties and Tenacious D's Festival Supreme. They have been the subject of a documentary film, have written the theme song for the History Channel's American Daredevils, and even placed a song in Guitar Hero.
Dressing in powdered wigs and velvet knee breeches, the band has billed itself as the finest purveyors of 18th-century "rocque" and roll and has steadily increased its devoted fan base around the world for the past two decades. Beneath their goofy exterior, The Upper Crust's quality songwriting, recordings, and live performances establish them as a fine "rocque" band in their own right.
The band consists of the Lord Bendover and the Duc d'Istortion on guitar, Count Bassie on bass, and Jackie Kickassis on drums.