Macabre folk-noir duo Charming Disaster was formed by Brooklyn-based songwriters Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino) in 2012. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal, exploring different kinds of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar. Their original duets play out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond.
“In their murder ballads, they’ve created the perfect balance of fun and frightening storytelling.” - The Ruckus
"Twistedly delicious noir…if you aren’t hooked on this by now, there’s no hope for you.” - New York Music Daily