Puddles Pity Party is an American musical band fronted by Michael Geier (born March 12, 1964) as Puddles the Clown. The band includes Geier's wife Shannon Newton as the chimp-girl Monkey Zuma. The Puddles character was created in 1999 for the all-clown band called Greasepaint out of Atlanta. Puddles Pity Party is best known for appearing in several viral videos on YouTube since 2013, most notably with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. As Puddles, Geier is noted for his distinctive whiteface clown costume as well as his unusually tall height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m). Geier's baritone singing voice has been compared favorably with traditional popular singers such as Tom Jones.
Puddles appeared in Geier's "Dames Aflame" showgirl revue after Geier and Newton wrote material for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Puddles performed in Aqua Teen Hunger Force's 2010 tour. In 2011 Puddles regularly appeared in vaudevillian cabaret at Teatro ZinZanni
In 2013, Puddles opened for Eels during their U.S. and European tour. In October 2013, Puddles recorded a cover of Lorde's "Royals" with Postmodern Jukebox. As of July 2015 the video has received over 14.2 million hits on YouTube. Puddles has collaborated with Bradlee on YouTube several times since.
In 2014, Puddles Pity Party toured the world, with concerts in the United States, Scotland and Belgium.
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PuddlesPityParty's channel on YouTube