Wintertide at Toast

Join us on December 3 as we bring our unique blend of maudlin cheer to the Gordon Square Wintertide Festival. We’ll be warming our embouchures and what-nots at Toast , one of our favorite venues for rock-star neutral musical stylings.

Special bonus: Select holiday oriented tunes!

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The nascent Malphonia from a rare Christmas rehearsal.
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Thanksgiving Eve at the Millard Fillmore

Join Malphonia on that magical night before Thanksgiving at the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library 8:30-11:30 PM, when friends go out with goodwill and joy, before it all comes crashing down the next day in bloated excess and family tension.
Malphonia will bring our set of danceable and hummable tunes, spanning the centuries of popular music.

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Mr X, post election

Happy Dog Happy Hour with Malphonia

Join us on Friday, November 11 from 6-8PM at the Happy Dog for an exhilarating set of vaguely familiar tunes, curated especially for your happiness. As always, we will feature a unique blend of standards, comedy, opera, melodrama, and musical high-jinks to ease you into the weekend. Refresh your belly with beer wieners while we refresh your ears with our rock-star-neutral musings.

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2016 Summer Patio Tour

Summer is in all its glory and so are the fellas of Malphonia, Cleveland’s rock star neutral musical ensemble and leading advocates of the open carry of instruments.

Luckily for our fans, our glory is being shared outside of our own minds and private patio, bringing our musical stylings to several favorite al fresco sites around town.

Sunday, July 3: CHA Spirits and Pizza 4-5PM

Wednesday, July 13: Toast 6-9PM

Sunday, July 24: Pat’s in the Flats 5-9PM (sharing the stage with Jean Brandt and Avril McInally)

Wednesday, August 17: Toast 6-9PM

Looking for that perfect summer band? With a repertoire spanning three centuries, our un-amplified  ensemble of accordion, trumpet, euphonium, tuba, and percussion provides a pleasant accompaniment to your guests. And your guests will appreciate not having to scream over the band. Please contact us for booking and availability.

Rooms to Let: Music for an Installation

For the second year, Rooms To Let Cleveland will be held in Slavic Village, and once again Malphonia is pleased to be part of the installation. Join us Sunday afternoon (5/22/16) as we provide a certain ambiance to the installation. As always, our repertoire will span a range of rock-star neutral™ renderings of old and new favorites, presented with an artful/slavic tinge.

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Sitting About Tremont

In the Spring young mens fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, but for us middle age Malphonians, we think about sitting outside to play our “music”. Such will be the opportunity this May 13th, when the first Walkabout Tremont kicks off in the historic/nostalgic neighborhood of Tremont. Join us between 6 and 9 pm as we play at large in the neighborhood. Just follow the squeezy, honking sounds to the old men with the even older instruments, and mind the valets so you don’t get run over.

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Joe plays one of his first busking gigs

 

Dyngus 2016 with Malphonia

We’re getting our polka chops in shape for one of our favorite holidays; it’s Dyngus Day Cleveland style this March 28. Join us as we kick off the celebrations at Tremont’s Prosperity Social Club from 12-2, or meet us as we take our talents to Detroit-Shoreway’s Toast Wine Bar from 4-7.

In addition to our usual line up of accordion, percussion, trumpet, euphonium, dancing bears, and other musical ephemera, our lineup now features a genuine TUBA!

As always, our repertoire will feature a variety of seasonal tunes about beer, kishka, fair maidens, fresh orange juice, and the blue liquor laws of Heaven, as well as our expanded set list including opera tunes, tin pan alley, South American exotica, a little Kurt Weil, a dash of Michel Legrand, sports themed marches, chicken dances, and sweet love songs.

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Members of Malphonia training for Dyngus Day