Lazy Gentleman! Poisoned Girls!!! Welcome to MiNETA, Toronto’s finest circus-freak-powered parade of live music and carnival grandstanding. Formed from the backstage antics of Lunacy Cabaret, the longest running cabaret in Canada, the four members of MiNETA have banded together to offer a musical experience ripe with a blend of ska/punk/metal/soul/funk ... Basically high-energy circus rock tunes and big top tricks. We’ve got fire-spinning, magic, freak show stunts, burlesque, clowns, side show gags, hula-hooping, juggling, stilt-walking, balloon madness, strong man shenanigans, and so much more.
Think: No Doubt meets Primus meets Cirque De Soleil.
The band formed with suitable serendipity over a three-week span in mid 2012, when Arty Basinski needed to form a band to back Australian mind-melters Barons of Tang for their Toronto shows. MiNETA's current lineup consists of Bella Muerta (Vocals) Arty Basinski (Drums) Yumb Yumb (Bass) and Tony Oh (Guitar). Over the past year MiNETA’s festival resume has included; twice headlining the sold- out official Ontario Burning Man Party, Digital Earth Festival, Manifesting Magic, Mooseman, and Toronto International World Pride. MiNETA has been twice the featured band at the ever-popular Lunacy Cabaret at Zero Gravity Circus in Toronto, opened for blockbusters Hiatus Kaiyote had a very successful monthly residency at the Piston, and are planning a European tour in 2016.