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Band Tries to Make It Big Without Going Broke

Dresden Dolls band mates Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione

Lisa Lunskaya Gordon

Dresden Dolls band mates Amanda Palmer (left) and Brian Viglione are known for their theatrical rock shows, complete with burlesque-style costumes and white face paint.

January 17, 2007 – Amanda Palmer is a full-time musician. She doesn’t wait tables or work a day job. She’s the lead singer for the Dresden Dolls. It’s a band out of Boston that definitely has a signature sound.

Palmer plays keyboards. Brian Viglione, her partner, plays guitar and drums. And that’s it. Many of the songs just have piano and drums, which might not sound like enough instruments, but it actually works for a range of songs – from quiet melodic to harder-edged indie rock to some more cabaret, theatrical-style tunes.

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