Impossible to categorize, The Tiger Lillies have been singing their own brand of ballads, tragic tales and debauched ditties for over 10 years. They have developed an international cult reputation for being the foremost avant-garde cabaret band in the world. Their devoted fans include Terry Gilliam, Robin Williams and Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
The Tiger Lillies fuse the spirit of punk with the passion of chanson, while at the same time evoking the disturbing and forgotten music of our dim and distant past, such as Bavarian folk music, Berlin Cabaret and Victorian English music hall songs. Their lyrics concentrate almost entirely on freaks, lowlifes and numerous misfits meeting a range of grisly fates. It's one part bleak poignancy to several of pitch-black humor.
The Tiger Lillies achieved an international theatrical hit with “Shockheaded Peter” which played to packed houses at the Geary Theater.