The Flea Circus – Tiny TOPs

June 15-16, 2021

Earnest Hemingway once said ”The Circus is the only fun you can buy that’s good for you”. This small version of The Flea Circus will promise to bring an unusual form of old world imagery into an updated musical collaboration from two Ann Arbor veteran musicians, pianist Mark Lincoln Braun (MR. B) and drummer Pete Siers. Not unlike a circus, their unusual visual and musical contraption is known as “The Joybox Express”, featuring a 365lb. three wheeled tricycle that houses an upright piano. Conjured from an actual dream, Mr. B manifested this imagination into reality. The man, the myth, the music, has propelled the “Joybox” across the state of Michigan twice, traveled the length of the Mississippi River, and pedaled nonstop from Flint to Mackinac Island. Both musicians have paid their dues and performed extensively, and with the best in the business. Their recording The Flea Circus (Pete Siers) can be heard on all digital platforms, and has gathered great reviews. There are pianos, blues, bikes, washboards and drums, but when the Flea Circus comes to you, the enchantment of musical history comes alive. Especially in times like these – it’s best to not think about it, and just run away with the circus!

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About Tiny TOPs: Reserve a private performance on your front lawn or share the gift of music with someone you love. Select a musician from the lineup and choose a time for that artist to play at an outdoor location of your choice. Musicians will play a 20-minute set outdoors in front of your residence, and you don’t have to worry about downtown parking.

Tiny TOPs is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore.



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