David Tyberg, best known for his work with steampunk band The Extraordinary Contraptions, is a singer, songwriter, bass player, and tenor banjo player based in Atlanta Georgia. In his solo work, Tyberg styles himself as a nerdy rock banjo player, sharing his observations of the world through the “geek gaze.” True to his interest in anachronism, he asks, “what would Hendrix have sounded like if he played banjo… and wrote about Fallout, convention life, and cute butts?”
No stranger to the convention circuit, Tyberg has appeared as a musical guest with the Contraptions at dozens of conventions such as DragonCon, The World Steam Expo, MomoCon, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and ConTemporal. He also performs and records as a side musician with such fellow nerd troubadours as Nathaniel Johnstone, Crystal Bright, The Gin Rebellion, This Way to the Egress, and Marquis of Vaudeville. He has appeared on ABC, as well as at the Hard Rock Cafe and Carnegie Hall. Currently, Tyberg is hard at work on The Contraptions’ long-awaited fourth studio album as well as his debut solo record, which he plans to release at illogiCon! In his (nonexistent) spare time, he also enjoys non-musical dork stuff, snuggling, and making cat memes.
And the Contraptions: